Jack In The Box (JACK) Reaches New Lifetime High Today

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Jack In The Box ( JACK) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Jack In The Box as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • JACK has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $18.9 million.
  • JACK has traded 501,994 shares today.
  • JACK is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on JACK:

Jack in the Box Inc., a restaurant company, operates and franchises Jack in the Box quick-service restaurants and Qdoba Mexican Grill fast-casual restaurants in the United States. JACK has a PE ratio of 26.6. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Jack In The Box a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Jack In The Box has been 293,200 shares per day over the past 30 days. Jack In The Box has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the services sector and leisure industry. The stock has a beta of 0.35 and a short float of 1.8% with 1.71 days to cover. Shares are up 70.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Jack In The Box as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • Powered by its strong earnings growth of 25.58% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 69.65% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Regarding the stock's future course, although almost any stock can fall in a broad market decline, JACK should continue to move higher despite the fact that it has already enjoyed a very nice gain in the past year.
  • JACK IN THE BOX INC has improved earnings per share by 25.6% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, JACK IN THE BOX INC increased its bottom line by earning $1.84 versus $1.52 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.25 versus $1.84).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Hotels, Restaurants & Leisure industry. The net income increased by 83.0% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $12.48 million to $22.83 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $31.58 million or 25.59% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of -1.31%.

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