Recent Investment Analysts’ Ratings Changes for Crawford & Company (CRD.B)

Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Crawford & Company (NYSE: CRD.B):

  • 3/13/2018 – Crawford & Company was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “strong-buy” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “CRAWFORD & CO. is a worldwide diversified services firm organized which provides claims services, risk management services, disability managment, risk control services and risk management information services to insurance companies, self-insured corporations and governmental entities. “
  • 3/12/2018 – Crawford & Company had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at William Blair.
  • 3/10/2018 – Crawford & Company was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 3/2/2018 – Crawford & Company was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 2/2/2018 – Crawford & Company was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 1/24/2018 – Crawford & Company was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $10.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “CRAWFORD & CO. is a worldwide diversified services firm organized which provides claims services, risk management services, disability managment, risk control services and risk management information services to insurance companies, self-insured corporations and governmental entities. “

Shares of Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) opened at $8.20 on Friday. Crawford & Company has a twelve month low of $8.12 and a twelve month high of $12.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07, a current ratio of 1.44 and a quick ratio of 1.44. The firm has a market capitalization of $471.22, a P/E ratio of 18.64 and a beta of 1.75.

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Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 7th. The business services provider reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.10. Crawford & Company had a return on equity of 28.75% and a net margin of 2.38%. The business had revenue of $298.77 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $275.30 million. sell-side analysts predict that Crawford & Company will post 0.8 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 26th were issued a $0.05 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, February 23rd. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.44%. Crawford & Company’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 45.46%.

Crawford & Company (Crawford) is an independent provider of claims management solutions to insurance and self-insured entities. The Company’s Crawford Solution offers claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for various product lines, including property and casualty claims management; workers’ compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration.

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