Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Accern Reports

Media headlines about Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Jones Lang LaSalle earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.0014784958905 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE JLL) traded down $0.58 on Friday, hitting $153.87. 112,838 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 229,599. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35, a quick ratio of 1.60 and a current ratio of 1.60. The company has a market capitalization of $6,980.47, a P/E ratio of 18.81, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.53 and a beta of 1.91. Jones Lang LaSalle has a twelve month low of $97.60 and a twelve month high of $155.89.

Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The financial services provider reported $1.96 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.55 by $0.41. The business had revenue of $1.95 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.83 billion. Jones Lang LaSalle had a net margin of 4.52% and a return on equity of 12.55%. Jones Lang LaSalle’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.42 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Jones Lang LaSalle will post 8.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a Semi-Annual dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 16th were issued a $0.37 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 0.52%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 15th. This is a boost from Jones Lang LaSalle’s previous Semi-Annual dividend of $0.35. Jones Lang LaSalle’s dividend payout ratio is 9.92%.

JLL has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Jones Lang LaSalle from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Royal Bank of Canada lowered shares of Jones Lang LaSalle from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Jones Lang LaSalle from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $142.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $133.57.

In other news, CEO Jeff A. Jacobson sold 6,713 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $147.42, for a total value of $989,630.46. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 4,489 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $661,768.38. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Martin H. Nesbitt sold 6,701 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $149.32, for a total transaction of $1,000,593.32. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 35 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,226.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.72% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Jones Lang LaSalle Company Profile

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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