Press coverage about CRA International,Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CRA International,Inc. earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.1482851248444 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

CRAI has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of CRA International,Inc. from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $49.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 30th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of CRA International,Inc. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd.

Shares of CRA International,Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) opened at $46.02 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $373.18, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.52 and a beta of 0.77. CRA International,Inc. has a 1 year low of $31.77 and a 1 year high of $47.30.

CRA International,Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $91.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $90.36 million. CRA International,Inc. had a net margin of 3.39% and a return on equity of 5.98%. The business’s revenue was up 11.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.39 EPS. analysts forecast that CRA International,Inc. will post 1.56 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 28th will be given a dividend of $0.17 per share. This is a positive change from CRA International,Inc.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.48%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 27th. CRA International,Inc.’s payout ratio is presently 40.29%.

In other CRA International,Inc. news, CFO Chad M. Holmes sold 1,700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.17, for a total transaction of $73,389.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 11,055 shares in the company, valued at approximately $477,244.35. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Paul A. Maleh sold 13,300 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.16, for a total transaction of $574,028.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 116,619 shares in the company, valued at $5,033,276.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 4.70% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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CRA International,Inc. Company Profile

CRA International, Inc is a global consulting firm. The Company provides economic, financial and management consulting services. The Company consulting services in two areas: litigation, regulatory, and financial consulting and management consulting. The Company provides services, such as economic capability, analyses and testimony in areas, such as Antitrust & Competition; Damages & Valuation; Financial Accounting & Valuation; Financial Economics; Forensic & Cyber Investigations; Insurance Economics; Intellectual Property; International Arbitration; Labor & Employment; Mergers & Acquisitions; Regulatory Economics & Compliance; Securities & Financial Markets, and Transfer Pricing.

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