Is JBG SMITH Properties (JBGS) A Risky Investment?


JBG SMITH Properties (NYSE:JBGS) finished Friday with an addition of $0.09 to close at $18.98, an upside of 0.48 percent. An average of 623,980 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$0.45 in the past week, and it reached a new high 5 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 870,675 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,259,806.

JBGS stock has decreased by -7.91% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $18.57 on 12/28/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 01/07/22, shares of the company touched a low of $17.39 and a high of $31.09 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 4 times so far this year and lost -33.89% or -$9.73 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -38.95% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

JBGS stock investors should be aware that JBG SMITH Properties (JBGS) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 22 days ago on Dec 09. In this transaction, the insider spent $11,201. Director, Stewart Robert Alexander, disposed of 38,591 shares at a price of $19.50 on Nov 21. The insider now owns more than $752,524 worth of shares. Prior to that, Director Stewart Robert Alexander went on to Sale 47,699 shares at $19.51 each on Nov 18. An amount of $930,607 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

JBG SMITH Properties (JBGS) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 48.30. The stock’s beta is 0.91. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 3.52, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 0.79.

Financial Health

Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.87 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.87 for the quarter ending September 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at -$11.13 million compared to revenue of $634.36 million.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended September 29, JBG SMITH Properties had $1.74 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of -$19.29 million in the quarter, while revenues of $123.28 million were grew 104.61%. The analyst consensus anticipated JBG SMITH Properties’s latest quarter earnings to come in at -$0.14 per share, but it turned out to be -$0.17, a -21.40% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $63.56 million. At the end of the quarter ending September 29, JBG SMITH Properties’s stock balance sheet showed total debt was $2.39 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $113.79 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at JBG SMITH Properties (JBGS) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 30 December was 39.90%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 26.88%.

As of today, JBGS’s price is $19.07 -2.32% or -$0.45 from its 5-day moving average. JBGS is currently trading -7.41% lower than its 20-day SMA and -19.64% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +1.28% above the SMA50 and -33.54% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 11.47% and 15.44%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.47. With the 14-day stochastic at 18.81% and the average true range at 0.49, the RSI (14) stands at 42.22%. The stock has reached -0.33 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.56.

Analyst Ratings

BMO Capital Markets downgraded JBG SMITH Properties (NYSE: JBGS) to a a Market perform rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as an Outperform. The consensus rating for JBG SMITH Properties (JBGS) among analysts is Hold. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell JBGS, while 3 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 0 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is JBGS’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $22.00 and $22.00, with a median target of $22.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for JBG SMITH Properties (JBGS) stock is $22.00.


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