Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by ($0.01), reports. Navigant Consulting had a net margin of 4.35% and a return on equity of 8.25%. The firm 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 posted $0.37 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 10.4% on a year-over-year basis. Navigant Consulting updated its FY17 guidance to $1.19-1.29 EPS.
Navigant Consulting (NCI) traded up $0.05 on Friday, reaching $17.53. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 250,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 272,933. Navigant Consulting has a 12-month low of $14.62 and a 12-month high of $27.86. The firm has a market cap of $804.98, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.79, a P/E/G ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 0.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 2.26 and a quick ratio of 2.26.
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Several research firms have recently issued reports on NCI. BidaskClub lowered Navigant Consulting from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. ValuEngine lowered Navigant Consulting from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Navigant Consulting from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Two research 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’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.00.
In other Navigant Consulting news, EVP Monica M. Weed sold 14,000 shares of Navigant Consulting stock in a transaction on Monday, August 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.78, for a total value of $206,920.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. 2.32% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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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