John Wiley & Sons Inc. (NYSE: JW.A) has reported earnings for its fourth fiscal quarter (ending April 30) of $1.10 versus $0.95 for the same period a year ago — an increase of 16%. Relative to the consensus estimate of $1.03, this was a premium of $0.07. For the latest four quarters through April 30, E.P.S. were $2.91 versus $3.37 for the same period a year ago — a decline of -14%.
Recent Price Action
John Wiley & Sons Inc. (NYSE: JW.A) stock enjoyed a very large increase of 5.1% on 6/11/19. The shares closed at $45.29. Moreover, trading volume in this advance was exceptionally high at 248% of normal. The stock has risen 6.9% during the last week but has been weak relative to the market over the last nine months.
Current PriceTarget Research Rating
Reflecting future returns on capital that are forecasted to exceed the cost of capital, JW.A is expected to continue to be an important Value Builder.
John Wiley & Sons has a current Value Trend Rating of D (Negative). With this rating, PTR’s two proprietary measures of a stock’s current attractiveness are providing inconsistent signals. John Wiley & Sons has a neutral Appreciation Score of 54 but a poor Power Rating of 27, and the Negative Value Trend Rating results.
In light of this new information we are reviewing our current Overall Rating of D. This review will be completed in the next several days.