SSgA Funds Management, Inc. recently announced the acquisition of new stake in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM). The institutional investor has increased its shareholding in the Financial company by 1.93% to 126.24 million shares with purchase of 2.38 million shares. This fresh investment now brings its stake to 4.34% valued currently at $18.47 billion. In addition, Geode Capital Management LLC raised its holdings by 1.06 million to 53.37 million shares. And Capital Research & Management Co has lifted its position by 0.11% or 45927.0 shares – to 41.08 million shares.
With over 19.82 million JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) shares trading Friday and a closing price of $148.81 on the day, the dollar volume was approximately $2.95 billion. The shares have shown a positive half year performance of 13.81% and its price on 09/15/23 lost nearly -0.29%. Currently, there are 2.94B common shares owned by the public and among those 2.88B shares have been available to trade.
An analysis of what Wall Street brokers have to say about the expected price targets for this stock gives us this picture: 27 analysts who have offered their price forecasts for JPM have a consensus price objective of $169.52. The analysts have set the share’s price value over the next 12 months at a high of $219.00 and a low of $140.00. The average price target is 12.18% above its recent price level and a downside to the estimated low will see the stock lose -6.29% over that period. But an upside of 32.05% will see the stock hit the forecast high price target while median target price for the stock is $168.00.
Insiders at the company have transacted a total of 135 times over the past 12 months, according to data filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). 82 of these insider trades were purchases, accounting for 1,256,286 shares. Insider sales of the common stock occurred on 53 occasions, with total insider shares sold totaling 1,274,192 shares.
The top 3 mutual fund holders in JPMorgan Chase & Co. are Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF, Vanguard 500 Index Fund, and Fidelity 500 Index Fund. Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF owns 91.06 million shares of the company’s stock, all valued at over $13.32 billion. The company bought an additional 46423.0 shares recently to bring their total holdings to about 3.13% of the shares outstanding. Vanguard 500 Index Fund bought 0.39 million shares to see its total holdings expand to 70.38 million shares valued at over $10.3 billion and representing 2.42% of the shares outstanding. Fidelity 500 Index Fund bought 0.21 million shares to bring its total holdings to over 33.21 million shares at a value of $4.86 billion. Fidelity 500 Index Fund now owns shares totaling to 1.14% of the shares outstanding.
Shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) opened at $148.92, down -$0.33 from a prior closing price of $149.25. However, the script later moved the day high at 149.73, down -0.29%. The company’s stock has a 5-day price change of 3.46% and 4.00% over the past three months. JPM shares are trading 10.97% year to date (YTD), with the 12-month market performance up to 28.15% higher. It has a 12-month low price of $101.28 and touched a high of $159.38 over the same period. JPM has an average intraday trading volume of 9.35 million shares. The stock is trading above its simple moving averages at the SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200, as the current price level is off by 1.34%, -1.25%, and 6.16% respectively.
Institutional ownership of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) shares accounts for 70.80% of the company’s 2.94B shares outstanding. Mutual fund holders own 34.36%, while other institutional holders and individual stakeholders account for 37.28% and 1.48% respectively.
It has a market capitalization of $433.73B and a beta (3y monthly) value of 1.09. The stock’s trailing 12-month PE ratio is 9.57, while the earnings-per-share (ttm) stands at $15.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio at 1.15. Price movements for the stock have been influenced by the stock’s volatility, which stands at 1.41% over the week and 1.51% over the month.
Analysts forecast that JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) will achieve an EPS of $3.82 for the current quarter, $3.43 for the next quarter and $14.74 for 2024. The lowest estimate earnings-per-share for the quarter is $3.51 while analysts give the company a high EPS estimate of $4.03. Comparatively, EPS for the current quarter was $3.12 a year ago. Earnings per share for the fiscal year are expected to decrease by -21.30%, and -8.22% over the next financial year. EPS should shrink at an annualized rate of -4.33% over the next five years, compared to 12.10% over the past 5-year period.
If you are looking to buy this stock, then you may note that the average analyst recommendation by 27 brokerage firm advisors rate JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) as a “Moderate Buy” at a consensus score of 2.10. Specifically, 16 Wall Street analysts polled rate the stock as a buy, while 8 of the 27 advise that investors “hold,” and 0 rated it as a “Sell.”
Looking at the support for the JPM, a number of firms have released research notes about the stock. HSBC Securities stated their Hold rating for the stock in a research note on September 07, 2023, with the firm’s price target at $159.