Wedbush Upgrades Jack In The Box (JACK) to Neutral; Easing Commodity Costs Will Help

May 29, 2012 7:46 AM EDT
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Price: $107.32 -0.51%

Rating Summary:
    13 Buy, 10 Hold, 1 Sell

Rating Trend: Up Up

Today's Overall Ratings:
    Up: 23 | Down: 34 | New: 34
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Wedbush upgraded Jack In The Box (NASDAQ: JACK) from Underperform to Neutral, price target raised from $21 to $25.

Analyst, Nick Setyan, said, "We believe JACK is positioned to benefit from a recent easing in industry-wide price-centric competition, as well as easing commodity costs in the near term. We believe JACK’s current valuation properly reflects improved JIB profitability, as well as continued Qdoba underperformance."

"Increasing our FY12 core EPS estimate to $1.10 from $1.06 to reflect our expectation of improved JIB unit-level profitability. This is in line with consensus Also increasing our FY13 core EPS estimate to $1.40 from $1.22 (cons. $1.45)."

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Shares of Jack In The Box closed at $24.87 yesterday.

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