John Wiley & Sons Inc (NYSE:JW.A) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, March 22nd, NASDAQ reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 3rd will be paid a dividend of 0.32 per share on Wednesday, April 18th. This represents a $1.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.98%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 2nd.

Shares of John Wiley & Sons (NYSE JW.A) traded down $0.60 on Friday, reaching $64.55. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 376,749 shares, compared to its average volume of 254,705. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a current ratio of 0.57 and a quick ratio of 0.52. The company has a market cap of $3,696.30, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.17 and a beta of 1.02. John Wiley & Sons has a 1 year low of $49.50 and a 1 year high of $68.40.

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John Wiley & Sons (NYSE:JW.A) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, March 6th. The company reported $0.87 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.82 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $455.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $443.05 million. John Wiley & Sons had a return on equity of 18.07% and a net margin of 10.44%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.92 EPS. analysts expect that John Wiley & Sons will post 3.3 earnings per share for the current year.

JW.A has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised John Wiley & Sons from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $68.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, December 8th. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their price objective on John Wiley & Sons from $56.00 to $58.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. TheStreet raised John Wiley & Sons from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. ValuEngine raised John Wiley & Sons from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, Sidoti lowered John Wiley & Sons from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $64.00.

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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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