Why Is JLL (JLL) Stock Rocketing Higher Today

Petr Huřťák /
2024/05/06 3:12 pm EDT

What Happened:

Shares of real estate firm JLL (NYSE:JLL) jumped 5.7% in the morning session after the company reported first-quarter results that blew past analysts' revenue, adjusted EBITDA, and EPS expectations. Despite the high-interest rate environment weighing heavily on the decisions of some of its clients, JLL delivered broad-based growth with sales outperforming expectations across all key operating segments (Market Advisory, Capital Markets, and Work Dynamics). Likewise, profitability ratios benefited from higher sales and cost-reduction efforts initiated over the past twelve months. Zooming out, we think this was a solid quarter.

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What is the market telling us:

JLL's shares are quite volatile and over the last year have had 8 moves greater than 5%. In context of that, today's move is indicating the market considers this news meaningful but not something that would fundamentally change its perception of the business.

JLL is up 2.6% since the beginning of the year, and at $191.59 per share it is trading close to its 52-week high of $198.34 from April 2024. Investors who bought $1,000 worth of JLL's shares 5 years ago would now be looking at an investment worth $1,271.

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