Media headlines about Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) have trended somewhat negative recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Navigant Consulting earned a coverage optimism score of -0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 48.3220489775474 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

NCI has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Navigant Consulting from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. ValuEngine downgraded Navigant Consulting from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Navigant Consulting from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 4th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. Navigant Consulting has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.00.

Shares of Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) traded down $0.12 during trading on Friday, hitting $17.55. The stock had a trading volume of 308,840 shares, compared to its average volume of 272,574. The company has a quick ratio of 2.57, a current ratio of 2.26 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. The firm has a market capitalization of $805.90, a P/E ratio of 15.81, a PEG ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 0.86. Navigant Consulting has a 12 month low of $14.62 and a 12 month high of $27.86.

Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.31 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $262.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $241.77 million. Navigant Consulting had a net margin of 4.35% and a return on equity of 8.25%. The firm’s revenue was up 10.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.37 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that Navigant Consulting will post 1.2 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, EVP Monica M. Weed sold 14,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.78, for a total transaction of $206,920.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 2.32% of the company’s stock.

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Navigant Consulting Company Profile

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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