SVP, Controller Smith Daryn G. sold 17,618 shares of Jabil Inc. [JBL]


Investors can speculate about the future of a stock by watching how its insiders buy and sell stocks. Jabil Inc. shares valued at $1,162,083 were sold by Smith Daryn G. on Oct 28. At $65.96 per share, Smith Daryn G. sold 17,618 shares. The insider’s holdings dropped to 60,819 shares worth approximately $3.83 million following the completion of this transaction.

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Also, Katz Robert L sold 15,000 shares, netting a total of over 971,850 in proceeds. Following the sale of shares at $64.79 each, the insider now holds 122,316 shares.

Before that, McKay Francis had sold 7,979 shares from its account. In a trade valued at $511,550, the SVP, Chief Procurement Officer traded Jabil Inc. shares for $64.11 each. Upon closing the transaction, the insider’s holdings decreased to 7,979 shares, worth approximately $3.39 million.

As published in their initiating research note from Credit Suisse on August 17, 2022, Jabil Inc. [JBL] has been an Outperform and the price target has been revised to $74. This represents a 14.81% premium over Thursday’s closing price. Analysts at Goldman upgraded the stock from ‘”a Neutral”‘ to ‘”a Buy”‘ outlook in a report released in early December. As of September 30, 2021, Stifel has increased its “Hold” rating to a “Buy” for JBL. Earlier on December 08, 2020, Goldman downgraded its rating. Their new recommendation was “a Neutral” for JBL stock which previously was a “a Buy”.

Analyzing JBL Stock Performance

On Thursday, Jabil Inc. [NYSE: JBL] plunged -0.99% to $63.04. The stock’s lowest price that day was $61.64, but it reached a high of $63.72 in the same session. During the last five days, there has been a drop of approximately -1.47%. Over the course of the year, Jabil Inc. shares have dropped approximately -10.39%. Shares of the company reached a 52-week high of $72.08 on 01/05/22 and a 52-week low of $48.80 on 07/05/22. A 50-day SMA is recorded $60.36, while a 200-day SMA reached $58.89. Nevertheless, trading volume fell to 0.87 million shares from 1.27 million shares the previous day.

Support And Resistance Levels for Jabil Inc. (JBL)

According to the 24-hour chart, there is a support level at 61.88, which, if violated, would cause prices to drop to 60.72. In the upper region, resistance lies at 63.96. The next price resistance is at 64.88. RSI (Relative Strength Index) is 53.77 on the 14-day chart, showing neutral technical sentiment. Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) is at 1.28, which suggests the price will increase in the coming days. Percent R is at 44.35%, indicating low price movement. Stochastics %K at holding indicates that the stock is to be held.

Is Jabil Inc. subject to short interest?

Stocks of Jabil Inc. saw a sharp rise in short interest on Jul 14, 2022 jumping by 0.55 million shares to 2.87 million. Data from Yahoo Finance shows that the short interest on Jun 14, 2022 was 2.32 million shares. A jump of 19.16% in short interest reflects a positive sentiment towards the stock. Despite the fact that short shares comprise just 2.36 of the overall float, the days-to-cover ratio (short ratio) jumped to 2.36.

Which companies own the most shares of Jabil Inc. (JBL)?

According to The Vanguard Group, Inc. filings, the company currently owns 14,624,990 shares, which is about 10.63% of the total JBL shares outstanding. The investor’s shares have plunged by -64,134 from its previous 13-F filing of 14689124.0 shares. With the completion of the sale transaction, BlackRock Fund Advisors’s stake is now worth $646,428,119. Texas Yale Capital Corp. acquire a 2.83% interest valued at $489.13 million while Fidelity Management & Research Co sold a -205,596 stake. A total of -171,848 shares of Jabil Inc. were sold by SSgA Funds Management, Inc. during the quarter, and -182,630 were sold by LSV Asset Management. In its current portfolio, PRIMECAP Management Co. holds 3,772,122 shares valued at $217.69 million.

In terms of Jabil Inc. share price expectations, FactSet research, analysts set an average price target of $76.93 in the next 12 months, up nearly 22.51% from the previous closing price of $63.67. Analysts anticipate Jabil Inc. stock to reach $82.00 by 2022, with the lowest price target being $72.00. In spite of this, 11 analysts ranked Jabil Inc. stock as a Buy at the end of 2022. On July 16, 2020, Goldman assigned a price target of “a Buy” to the stock and upgraded coverage with a $40.


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