News stories about Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Jack Henry & Associates earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the technology company an impact score of 45.828179260438 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on JKHY shares. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “sector perform” rating and issued a $103.00 price objective (up from $96.00) on shares of Jack Henry & Associates in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Jack Henry & Associates from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Cantor Fitzgerald reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $112.00 price objective on shares of Jack Henry & Associates in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $108.00 target price (up previously from $104.00) on shares of Jack Henry & Associates in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $110.50.

Shares of Jack Henry & Associates (JKHY) traded down $0.07 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $117.82. 198,344 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 378,442. Jack Henry & Associates has a 1 year low of $88.11 and a 1 year high of $119.82. The firm has a market capitalization of $9,135.29, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.03, a P/E/G ratio of 3.13 and a beta of 0.78.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were given a $0.31 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.05%. Jack Henry & Associates’s dividend payout ratio is currently 39.12%.

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Jack Henry & Associates Company Profile

Jack Henry & Associates, Inc is a provider of information processing solutions for community banks. The Company offers a range of products and services, including processing transactions, automating business processes, and managing information financial institutions and diverse corporate entities. It operates in two segments: bank systems and services (Bank) and credit union systems and services (Credit Union).

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