Headlines about Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.6955770050616 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Navigant Consulting from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. TheStreet raised shares of Navigant Consulting from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Monday, November 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.00.
Shares of Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) opened at $19.41 on Tuesday. The company has a current ratio of 2.26, a quick ratio of 2.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. Navigant Consulting has a 1-year low of $14.62 and a 1-year high of $26.45. The firm has a market cap of $891.31, a P/E ratio of 20.65, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.20 and a beta of 0.90.
Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.30 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by ($0.01). Navigant Consulting had a net margin of 4.35% and a return on equity of 8.25%. The firm had revenue of $262.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $241.77 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.37 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Navigant Consulting will post 1.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
In other news, Director Randy H. Zwirn sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.46, for a total value of $87,300.00. Following the sale, the director now directly 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 at the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 2.32% of the company’s stock.
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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