Zacks: John Wiley & Sons Inc (JW.A) Given $58.00 Consensus Target Price by Brokerages

Shares of John Wiley & Sons Inc (NYSE:JW.A) have been given a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the two brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating.

Brokerages have set a 1-year consensus price target of $58.00 for the company and are anticipating that the company will post $0.84 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given John Wiley & Sons an industry rank of 33 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Sidoti cut John Wiley & Sons from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Zacks Investment Research cut John Wiley & Sons from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price objective on John Wiley & Sons from $56.00 to $58.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded John Wiley & Sons from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th.

Shares of John Wiley & Sons (JW.A) opened at $66.20 on Wednesday. John Wiley & Sons has a 12-month low of $49.00 and a 12-month high of $67.10. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a quick ratio of 0.55 and a current ratio of 0.63. The company has a market capitalization of $3,793.05, a PE ratio of 23.39 and a beta of 1.11.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 10th. Investors of record on Tuesday, December 26th will be issued a $0.32 dividend. This represents a $1.28 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 22nd. John Wiley & Sons’s payout ratio is 45.23%.

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John Wiley & Sons Company Profile

John Wiley & Sons, Inc provides knowledge and knowledge-enabled services in the areas of research, professional practice and education. The Company operates through three segments: Research, Professional Development and Education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services and advertising.

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