John Wiley & Sons Inc. (NYSE:JW.A) was downgraded by investment analysts at TheStreet from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Tuesday.
Several other research firms also recently commented on JW.A. Sidoti started coverage on shares of John Wiley & Sons in a report on Wednesday, September 28th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of John Wiley & Sons from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, September 8th.
John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:JW.A) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, September 7th. The company reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $404.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $426.75 million. John Wiley & Sons had a net margin of 8.45% and a return on equity of 14.92%. John Wiley & Sons’s quarterly revenue was down 4.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.58 EPS.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, October 19th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 4th will be issued a dividend of $0.31 per share. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a yield of Infinity. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 30th. John Wiley & Sons’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 50.20%.
John Wiley & Sons Company Profile
John Wiley & Sons, Inc provides knowledge and knowledge-enabled services in the areas of research, professional practice and education. The Company operates through three segments: Research, Professional Development and Education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services and advertising.
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