News coverage about Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Jones Lang LaSalle earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.2865489247039 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- They’re watching you: Malls tap new tech to track shoppers (finance.yahoo.com)
- Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc. :JLL-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : December 5, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Kennedy Wilson (KW) Signs Lease With Indeed at Capital Dock (finance.yahoo.com)
- Should You Bet on Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Stock Right Now? (finance.yahoo.com)
Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) traded down $2.76 on Wednesday, reaching $149.45. The company had a trading volume of 441,088 shares, compared to its average volume of 297,161. Jones Lang LaSalle has a 12-month low of $97.60 and a 12-month high of $155.25. 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 firm has a market cap of $6,847.15, a PE ratio of 18.45, a P/E/G ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 1.91.
The firm also recently announced a Semi-Annual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 16th will be given a $0.37 dividend. This is a boost from Jones Lang LaSalle’s previous Semi-Annual dividend of $0.35. This represents a yield of 0.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 15th. Jones Lang LaSalle’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 9.92%.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada cut Jones Lang LaSalle from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. ValuEngine upgraded Jones Lang LaSalle from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Jones Lang LaSalle from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $142.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company. Jones Lang LaSalle has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $133.57.
In related news, CEO Jeff A. Jacobson sold 6,713 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $147.42, for a total value of $989,630.46. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 4,489 shares in the company, valued at approximately $661,768.38. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.72% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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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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