Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (JEC) is a safer industrial in a turbulent world, as the trade and tariff war with China has little effect on Jacobs’s performance as a global leader in industrial products and services. The company’s transformation is nearing an end, where it has positioned itself to win higher-value projects from its CH2M acquisition, while finally ridding itself of its poorly performing cyclical Energy, Chemicals, and Resources (ECR for short) division. The new company could easily feature a double-digit annual growing dividend, EPS guidance raises, a healthy and growing backlog, and expanding margins as it starts to fully realize the synergies of its M&A spree over the coming years.
Currently, Jacobs Engineering has a poor Growth Score of F, however, its Momentum Score is doing a lot better with a B. Charting a somewhat similar path, the stock was allocated a grade of C on the value side, putting it in the middle 20% for this investment strategy.
Overall, the stock has an aggregate VGM Score of D. If you aren’t focused on one strategy, this score is the one you should be interested in.
Estimates have been broadly trending downward for the stock, and the magnitude of these revisions indicates a downward shift. Notably, Jacobs Engineering has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). We expect an in-line return from the stock in the next few months.
JEC SHORT (Sell)
ENTER AT: 91.96