Calling all Bargain Hunters: Stock Update on Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY)

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) shares are on our watchlist today as the stock has moved 0.34% from the recent close, pricing at $122.68 at the time of press.  This stock has garnered the attention of value investors and here we’ll take a look at the equity’s recent performance.

After a recent check, shares of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) have been seen trading 0.21% off of the 50-day high and 12.52% away from the 50-day low. In terms of the stock price in relation to its moving averages, company shares are 4.09% away from the 20-day moving average and 6.42% off of the 50-day average. If we take a wider approach, shares have been trading 16.54% away from the 200-day moving average.

Over the last year, Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY)’s stock has performed 37.41%. For the last six months, the stock has performed 16.95%. From the start of the calendar year, shares have been 4.89%. Zooming in closer, company stock has been 16.97% for the quarter, 4.95% over the past month, and 3.41% over the past week.

Beta is used to measure a stock’s price volatility relative to the market. A stock with a beta of “0” indicates that its price is not correlated with the market. A positive beta indicates that the stock follows the market. A negative beta means that the stock inversely follows the market, decreasing in value when the market goes up. Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY) current has a Beta score of 0.75.

FUNDAMENTAL ANALYSIS

Fundamental analysis examines the financial elements of a company, for example; sales, cash flow, profit and balance sheet.  These numbers are then crunched to create theoretical valuations of companies. 

Earnings Per Share (EPS) is the earnings made by a company divided by their number of shares.  EPS enables the earnings of a company to easily be compared to their competitors. The higher the number, the more profit per dollar is being made on investor capital.  Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.’s EPS is 3.17.  Their EPS should be compared to other companies in the Technology sector.

Price-to-Earnings Ratio is the current share price divided by annual earnings per share.  P/E provides a number that details how many years of earnings it will take a stock to recoup the value of one share at current price levels.  Easy to calculate and understand, P/E is an extremely common ratio that is used to compare valuations of stocks against each other relatively.  Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.’s  P/E ratio is 38.72. 

Projected Earnings Growth (PEG) is a forward looking ratio based on anticipated earnings growth.  PEG is created by dividing P/E by the projected rate of earnings growth.  Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.’s  PEG is 3.23.

RETURNS AND RECOMMENDATION

Shareholders can expect a return on equity of 24.40%.  Calculated by dividing Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.’s annual earnings by its total assets, investors will note a return on assets of 13.90%.  Finally, Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.’s return on investment stands at 22.80% when you divide the shareholder’s return by the cost.  The consensus analysts recommendation at this point stands at 2.90 for Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY).  This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 indicates a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.