JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A (JW.A) Receives $66.00 Average PT from Brokerages

JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A (NYSE:JW.A) has been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the six brokerages that are presently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $66.00.

JW.A has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine raised shares of JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 21st. Finally, CJS Securities raised shares of JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, September 10th.

Shares of JW.A opened at $59.43 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 0.67 and a current ratio of 0.72. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.49 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.33 and a beta of 0.91. JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A has a 1 year low of $51.90 and a 1 year high of $71.75.

JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A (NYSE:JW.A) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, September 6th. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.50 by ($0.07). The firm had revenue of $410.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $411.86 million. JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A had a net margin of 11.65% and a return on equity of 16.49%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.59 earnings per share. As a group, equities research analysts expect that JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A will post 3.17 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 24th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 9th will be paid a dividend of $0.33 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, October 5th. This represents a $1.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.22%. JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 38.48%.

About JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A

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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