JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A (NYSE:JW.A) Shares Cross Above 200 Day Moving Average of $0.00

JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A (NYSE:JW.A) shares crossed above its 200-day moving average during trading on Wednesday . The stock has a 200-day moving average of $0.00 and traded as high as $46.42. JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A shares last traded at $46.40, with a volume of 8,827 shares changing hands.

A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, May 7th. ValuEngine downgraded JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 2nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $63.50.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 0.56 and a quick ratio of 0.52. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.58 billion, a P/E ratio of 15.38 and a beta of 1.08. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $45.67.

JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A (NYSE:JW.A) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, June 11th. The company reported $1.05 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.04. JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A had a return on equity of 14.51% and a net margin of 9.35%. The company had revenue of $491.18 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $490.00 million. As a group, analysts expect that JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A will post 2.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 24th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, July 10th were given a $0.34 dividend. This is an increase from JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.33. This represents a $1.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.99%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, July 9th. JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 45.95%.

JOHN WILEY & SONS -CL A Company Profile (NYSE:JW.A)

John Wiley & Sons, Inc operates as a research and learning company worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Research, Publishing, and Solutions. The Research segment offers scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, as well as related content and services. This segment also publishes journals in the areas of physical sciences and engineering, health sciences, social science, and humanities and life sciences; and provides publishing software for scholarly and professional societies to deliver, host, enhance, market, and manage content on the Web.

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