News articles about Jack Henry & Associates (NASDAQ:JKHY) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Jack Henry & Associates earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 45.620075306637 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Jack Henry & Associates (JKHY) traded up $0.09 during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $116.92. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 111,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 374,604. Jack Henry & Associates has a 1-year low of $88.11 and a 1-year high of $119.82. The stock has a market cap of $9,030.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.88, a PEG ratio of 3.09 and a beta of 0.77.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th were given a dividend of $0.31 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.06%. Jack Henry & Associates’s payout ratio is 39.12%.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on JKHY. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Jack Henry & Associates from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $112.00 price target on shares of Jack Henry & Associates in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $96.00 price target on shares of Jack Henry & Associates in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $114.00 price target on shares of Jack Henry & Associates in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Jack Henry & Associates presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $110.50.

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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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