News stories about Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Jack Henry & Associates earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the technology company an impact score of 47.3079253631566 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY) traded up $0.98 on Wednesday, reaching $125.04. 88,223 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 355,061. The company has a current ratio of 1.04, a quick ratio of 1.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.09. The stock has a market capitalization of $9,534.84, a P/E ratio of 28.00, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.33 and a beta of 0.82. Jack Henry & Associates has a fifty-two week low of $91.50 and a fifty-two week high of $127.31.

Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The technology company reported $0.80 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.80. The business had revenue of $374.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $368.84 million. Jack Henry & Associates had a net margin of 23.35% and a return on equity of 23.11%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.75 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Jack Henry & Associates will post 3.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.37 per share. This is a boost from Jack Henry & Associates’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.31. This represents a $1.48 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.18%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 28th. Jack Henry & Associates’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 33.41%.

Several research firms have recently commented on JKHY. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Jack Henry & Associates from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $142.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. Stephens reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $118.00 price objective on shares of Jack Henry & Associates in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. Robert W. Baird upped their price target on shares of Jack Henry & Associates from $114.00 to $128.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. DA Davidson initiated coverage on shares of Jack Henry & Associates in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. They set a “neutral” rating and a $118.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $128.00 price objective on shares of Jack Henry & Associates in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Jack Henry & Associates presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $122.17.

In related news, Director Thomas Hampton Jr. Wilson bought 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 15th. The stock was bought at an average price of $119.40 per share, with a total value of $119,400.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now directly owns 18,866 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,252,600.40. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO David B. Foss sold 7,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $123.44, for a total transaction of $864,080.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.78% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Jack Henry & Associates Company Profile

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc is a provider of information processing solutions for community banks. The Company offers a range of products and services, including processing transactions, automating business processes, and managing information financial institutions and diverse corporate entities. It operates in two segments: bank systems and services (Bank) and credit union systems and services (Credit Union).

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