Navigant Consulting (NCI) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports
Headlines about Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Navigant Consulting earned a coverage optimism score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 47.6927437591622 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) opened at $18.78 on Thursday. Navigant Consulting has a one year low of $14.62 and a one year high of $27.86. The company has a current ratio of 2.26, a quick ratio of 2.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. The company has a market cap of $862.84, a PE ratio of 16.93, a PEG ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 0.86.
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 company had revenue of $262.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $241.77 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.37 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 10.4% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Navigant Consulting will post 1.2 earnings per share for the current year.
NCI has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Navigant Consulting from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Navigant Consulting from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Navigant Consulting from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.00.
In other news, Director Randy H. Zwirn sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.46, for a total transaction of $87,300.00. Following the completion of 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 filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. 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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