Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Tuesday morning.

According to Zacks, “CRAWFORD & CO. is a worldwide diversified services firm organized which provides claims services, risk management services, disability managment, risk control services and risk management information services to insurance companies, self-insured corporations and governmental entities. “

Separately, ValuEngine raised shares of Crawford & Company from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th.

Shares of Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) opened at $9.29 on Tuesday. Crawford & Company has a 1-year low of $8.22 and a 1-year high of $12.88. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.28, a current ratio of 1.68 and a quick ratio of 1.68. The firm has a market cap of $489.18, a P/E ratio of 14.08 and a beta of 1.75.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 7th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 21st were given a $0.05 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, November 20th. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.15%. Crawford & Company’s dividend payout ratio is presently 30.30%.

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About Crawford & Company

Crawford & Company (Crawford) is an independent provider of claims management solutions to insurance and self-insured entities. The Company’s Crawford Solution offers claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for various product lines, including property and casualty claims management; workers’ compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration.

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