Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Headlines about Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Jones Lang LaSalle earned a coverage optimism score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9209511322719 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) traded up $0.51 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $145.76. The company had a trading volume of 237,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 291,403. The company has a market cap of $6,589.47, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.76, a PEG ratio of 1.60 and a beta of 1.85. Jones Lang LaSalle has a 1-year low of $92.26 and a 1-year high of $146.96. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a quick ratio of 1.97 and a current ratio of 1.60.

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

The company also recently disclosed a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 16th will be given a $0.37 dividend. This represents a yield of 0.52%. This is a positive change from Jones Lang LaSalle’s previous Semi-Annual dividend of $0.35. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 15th. Jones Lang LaSalle’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 9.38%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on JLL shares. Barclays PLC boosted their target price on Jones Lang LaSalle from $130.00 to $140.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. ValuEngine downgraded Jones Lang LaSalle from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. UBS AG assumed coverage on Jones Lang LaSalle in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $134.00 target price on the stock. BidaskClub downgraded Jones Lang LaSalle from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $132.00 price target on shares of Jones Lang LaSalle in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Jones Lang LaSalle currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $133.57.

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In other news, Director Sheila A. Penrose sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $123.07, for a total value of $123,070.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 46,417 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,712,540.19. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 0.72% of the company’s stock.

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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