Media headlines about The Hackett Group (NASDAQ:HCKT) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. The Hackett Group earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8268456172047 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

HCKT has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised The Hackett Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. BidaskClub cut The Hackett Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $17.00 price objective on shares of The Hackett Group in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Roth Capital raised The Hackett Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the company from $16.00 to $20.00 in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $18.33.

The Hackett Group (HCKT) opened at $15.63 on Friday. The Hackett Group has a one year low of $13.24 and a one year high of $20.69. The company has a market capitalization of $446.47, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.84, a P/E/G ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a current ratio of 1.68, a quick ratio of 1.68 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22.

The Hackett Group (NASDAQ:HCKT) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The business services provider reported $0.26 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.01. The Hackett Group had a return on equity of 26.10% and a net margin of 8.42%. The firm had revenue of $71.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $70.66 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.25 EPS. The Hackett Group’s revenue for the quarter was down 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that The Hackett Group will post 0.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 5th. Investors of record on Friday, December 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 21st. This represents a yield of 2.02%. The Hackett Group’s payout ratio is 40.00%.

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The Hackett Group Company Profile

The Hackett Group, Inc is an advisory and technology consulting company. The Company’s services include business transformation, enterprise performance management, working capital management and global business services. The Company is engaged in providing business and technology consulting services.

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