Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Share Price

Media stories about Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Jones Lang LaSalle earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.8660519169933 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) opened at $150.11 on Wednesday. Jones Lang LaSalle has a 1-year low of $95.79 and a 1-year high of $151.13. The company has a current ratio of 1.60, a quick ratio of 1.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35. The stock has a market cap of $6,721.49, a PE ratio of 18.11, a P/E/G ratio of 1.64 and a beta of 1.85.

Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 6th. The financial services provider reported $1.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.55 by $0.41. Jones Lang LaSalle had a net margin of 4.52% and a return on equity of 12.55%. The business had revenue of $1.95 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.83 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.42 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 14.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Jones Lang LaSalle will post 8.23 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 16th will be issued a dividend of $0.37 per share. This represents a yield of 0.52%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 15th. This is an increase from Jones Lang LaSalle’s previous Semi-Annual dividend of $0.35. Jones Lang LaSalle’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 9.38%.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. TheStreet raised shares of Jones Lang LaSalle from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. UBS AG assumed coverage on shares of Jones Lang LaSalle in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $134.00 price target on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Jones Lang LaSalle from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $132.00 price objective on shares of Jones Lang LaSalle in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Jones Lang LaSalle from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Jones Lang LaSalle currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $133.57.

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About Jones Lang LaSalle

Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (JLL) is a financial and professional services company specializing in real estate. The Company operates through four business segments: Americas; Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA); Asia Pacific, and LaSalle. It offers integrated services on a local, regional and global basis to owner, occupier, investor and developer clients.

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