CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) has been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 2.00 (Buy) from the two analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company.

Brokerages have set a 1-year consensus price objective of $65.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.67 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also assigned CRA International an industry rank of 49 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the company. Barrington Research set a $53.00 price target on CRA International and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 13th. BidaskClub downgraded CRA International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday. ValuEngine upgraded CRA International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 2nd. Finally, TheStreet upgraded CRA International from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 6th.

CRA International stock opened at $41.15 on Friday. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $41.36 and a 200 day moving average of $41.87. The firm has a market capitalization of $324.47 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.96, a P/E/G ratio of 1.18 and a beta of 1.10. CRA International has a 12-month low of $34.24 and a 12-month high of $54.23. The company has a current ratio of 1.08, a quick ratio of 1.08 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65.

CRA International (NASDAQ:CRAI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 1st. The business services provider reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.71 by $0.02. CRA International had a return on equity of 11.76% and a net margin of 4.90%. The business had revenue of $110.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $110.95 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.67 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that CRA International will post 2.68 EPS for the current year.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Panagora Asset Management Inc. boosted its stake in CRA International by 2.7% in the 2nd quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. now owns 93,920 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $3,600,000 after purchasing an additional 2,495 shares during the period. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan bought a new position in shares of CRA International during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $563,000. Strs Ohio boosted its position in shares of CRA International by 7.4% during the 2nd quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 14,500 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $555,000 after acquiring an additional 1,000 shares during the last quarter. Pembroke Management LTD boosted its position in shares of CRA International by 24.3% during the 2nd quarter. Pembroke Management LTD now owns 274,537 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $10,523,000 after acquiring an additional 53,587 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Foundry Partners LLC boosted its position in shares of CRA International by 5.8% during the 2nd quarter. Foundry Partners LLC now owns 139,735 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $5,356,000 after acquiring an additional 7,695 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 84.74% of the company’s stock.

CRA International Company Profile

CRA International, Inc, a consulting company, provides economic, financial, and management consulting services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. It advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings; and guides corporations through business strategy and performance-related issues.

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