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JACK

Jack in the Box

$88.57

5.04 (6.03%)

, SONC

Sonic

$43.46

(0.00%)

09:14
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09:14

Jefferies views buyout of Jack in the Box as unlikely

While a buyout of Jack in the Box (JACK) is possible after Reuters reported yesterday that the chain is exploring options that could include a sale, such a transaction is not likely, Jefferies analyst Alexander Slagle tells investors in a research note. The analyst thinks Sonic (SONC) could be viewed as the closest comp to Jack in Box but he doesn't believe a transaction is likely for the latter given fewer potential synergies and less room for multiple expansion versus current share levels. He adds, however, that the multiple paid by Inspire Brands for Sonic implies a $110 per share value for Jack in the Box. Slagle maintains a Hold rating on the shares with a $95 price target. Many of the biggest opportunities for value creation at Jack in the Box have already been executed or are now well-underway, including refranchising, sale of non-core brands and costs reductions, says the analyst. The stock closed yesterday at $88.54.

JACK

Jack in the Box

$88.57

5.04 (6.03%)

SONC

Sonic

$43.46

(0.00%)

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JACK Jack in the Box
$88.57

5.04 (6.03%)

11/30/18
WEDB
11/30/18
NO CHANGE
Target $85
WEDB
Neutral
Jack in the Box 'largely fully valued' at current levels, says Wedbush
Following a Reuters report that Jack in the Box (JACK) is exploring a sale, Wedbush analyst Nick Setyan says he does not expect any offers to approach Sonic's (SONC) multiple, telling investors in a research note that he believes Jack in the Box, at current levels, is largely fully valued. He maintains a Neutral rating and $85 price target.
11/29/18
BARD
11/29/18
NO CHANGE
Target $98
BARD
Outperform
Jack in the Box could be worth $115 per share in buyout scenario, says Baird
After Reuters reported earlier today that Jack in the Box (JACK) is exploring options that could include a sale of the company, Baird analyst David Tarantino said he would not rule out the possibility of a sale and "at a minimum" the speculation should help put a floor under the stock in the short run. He sees Sonic (SONC), which has agreed to be bought by Inspire Brands, as the closest comparable to Jack in the Box. The analyst noted that at a similar EBITDA multiple as Inspire agreed to pay, Jack would be worth roughly $115 per share. Tarantino has an Outperform rating on Jack in the Box with a $98 price target.
11/14/18
OPCO
11/14/18
NO CHANGE
Target $92
OPCO
Outperform
Jack in the Box price target lowered to $92 from $105 at Oppenheimer
Oppenheimer analyst Brian Bittner lowered his price target for Jack in the Box (JACK) to $92 form $105 as he expects a sales miss against sell-side's stale Q4 estimates, particularly after analyzing the slower recent trends across the Restaurant Brands (QSR) peers. The analyst notes that this appears reflected in buyside expectations given stock's underperformance since last print and a valuation that sits lowest in his coverage universe. He reiterates an Outperform rating on the shares.
11/02/18
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UPGRADE
OTRG
Positive
Jack in the Box upgraded to Positive from Mixed at OTR Global
SONC Sonic
$43.46

(0.00%)

11/05/18
SBSH
11/05/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $43.5
SBSH
Neutral
Sonic downgraded to Neutral from Buy at Citi
Citi analyst Gregory Badishkanian downgraded Sonic to Neutral citing the pending acquisition by Inspire Brands / Roark Capital for $43.50 per share. He views the shares as fairly valued at current levels.
09/28/18
WEDB
09/28/18
DOWNGRADE
Target $43.5
WEDB
Neutral
Sonic downgraded to Neutral from Outperform at Wedbush
Wedbush analyst Nick Setyan downgraded Sonic to Neutral from Outperform but raised his price target to $43.50 from $42 following the acquisition offer from Inspire Brands. In a research note to investors, Setyan says that, in hindsight, the offer of Sonic is "not surprising" and that he views competing bidders as "unlikely." He continues to believe Sonic is positioned as the main net transaction share gainer within the quick service restaurant burger category over the medium term, but downgraded shares to reflect the high probability of the Inspire Brands deal closing.

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