News articles about Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Jones Lang LaSalle earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.0014784958905 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE JLL) traded down $1.70 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $148.93. 155,385 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 292,808. Jones Lang LaSalle has a fifty-two week low of $97.60 and a fifty-two week high of $155.25. The company has a quick ratio of 1.60, a current ratio of 1.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.35. The firm has a market capitalization of $6,833.54, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.96, a PEG ratio of 1.63 and a beta of 1.91.

Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 6th. The financial services provider reported $1.96 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.55 by $0.41. Jones Lang LaSalle had a net margin of 4.52% and a return on equity of 12.55%. The business had revenue of $1.95 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.83 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.42 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.2% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Jones Lang LaSalle will post 8.41 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a Semi-Annual dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 16th were paid a dividend of $0.37 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 0.52%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 15th. This is a positive change from Jones Lang LaSalle’s previous Semi-Annual dividend of $0.35. Jones Lang LaSalle’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 9.92%.

JLL has been the topic of several analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Jones Lang LaSalle from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. 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 note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, 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. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. Jones Lang LaSalle has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $133.57.

In related news, Director Martin H. Nesbitt sold 6,701 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $149.32, for a total transaction of $1,000,593.32. Following the transaction, the director now owns 35 shares in the company, valued at $5,226.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Jeff A. Jacobson sold 6,713 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $147.42, for a total transaction of $989,630.46. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 4,489 shares in the company, valued at approximately $661,768.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 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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