Navigant Consulting (NCI) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.03

News coverage about Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Navigant Consulting earned a news sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.850794715998 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Navigant Consulting (NCI) traded up $0.12 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $18.41. 199,858 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 262,048. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 2.26 and a current ratio of 2.26. Navigant Consulting has a 52 week low of $14.62 and a 52 week high of $27.86. The company has a market cap of $850.93, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.04, a P/E/G ratio of 1.10 and a beta of 0.86.

Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by ($0.01). Navigant Consulting had a net margin of 4.55% and a return on equity of 7.32%. The business had revenue of $262.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $241.77 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.37 EPS. Navigant Consulting’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that Navigant Consulting will post 1.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

NCI has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Navigant Consulting from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Navigant Consulting from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Navigant Consulting from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.00.

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In related news, Director Randy H. Zwirn sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.46, for a total transaction of $87,300.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 21,226 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $370,605.96. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, EVP Monica M. Weed sold 14,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.78, for a total transaction of $206,920.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.32% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

About Navigant Consulting

Navigant Consulting, Inc is a global professional services company. The Company serves clients in the healthcare, energy and financial services industries. It operates through four segments. The Healthcare segment provides consulting services and business process management services. The Energy segment provides advisory solutions in business strategy and planning, distributed energy resources and renewables, energy efficiency and demand response and grid modernization The Financial Services Advisory and Compliance segment provides strategic, operational, valuation, risk management, investigative and compliance advisory services to clients primarily in the financial services industry.

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