Equities research analysts expect NCI, Inc. (NASDAQ:NCIT) to report earnings of $0.25 per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Four analysts have provided estimates for NCI’s earnings. NCI posted earnings per share of $0.23 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 8.7%. The company is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, July 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that NCI will report full year earnings of $1.01 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.00 to $1.02. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report earnings of $1.09 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.05 to $1.15. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that cover NCI.

NCI (NASDAQ:NCIT) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 9th. The information technology services provider reported $0.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $78.75 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $76.55 million. NCI had a return on equity of 11.73% and a net margin of 2.13%.

A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Noble Financial restated a “buy” rating on shares of NCI in a report on Wednesday. FBR & Co reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $11.00 target price on shares of NCI in a report on Tuesday, April 4th. Cowen and Company set a $24.00 target price on NCI and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded NCI from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, May 13th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded NCI from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. NCI has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $17.50.

Shares of NCI (NASDAQ NCIT) traded down 1.92% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $20.40. The stock had a trading volume of 54,044 shares. NCI has a 52-week low of $10.98 and a 52-week high of $21.00. The company has a market cap of $276.44 million, a PE ratio of 45.64 and a beta of 0.98. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $18.08 and a 200-day moving average price of $14.94.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Royce & Associates LP acquired a new stake in NCI during the first quarter valued at about $7,663,000. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in NCI by 5.2% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 404,799 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock valued at $6,092,000 after buying an additional 20,074 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in NCI by 1.0% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 303,739 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock valued at $4,571,000 after buying an additional 3,044 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in NCI by 3.5% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 301,397 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock valued at $4,536,000 after buying an additional 10,151 shares during the period. Finally, Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in NCI by 6.7% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 90,650 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock valued at $1,364,000 after buying an additional 5,688 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 39.04% of the company’s stock.

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About NCI

NCI, Inc is a provider of enterprise services and solutions to defense, intelligence, healthcare and civilian government agencies. The Company provides information technology (IT), and professional services and solutions by leveraging its core service offerings, which include cloud computing and IT infrastructure optimization; cybersecurity and information assurance; engineering and logistics support; enterprise information management and advanced analytics; health IT and medical support; IT service management; modeling, simulation, and training, and agile development and integration.

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