Media headlines about Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Navigant Consulting earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 46.1902808667374 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) opened at 15.52 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $16.05 and a 200-day moving average price of $20.04. Navigant Consulting has a 52-week low of $14.62 and a 52-week high of $27.86. The company has a market cap of $725.25 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.92 and a beta of 0.86.
Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The business services provider reported $0.24 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.09. Navigant Consulting had a net margin of 4.97% and a return on equity of 8.95%. The firm had revenue of $235.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $253.66 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.33 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.4% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Navigant Consulting will post $1.15 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of equities research analysts recently weighed in on NCI shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Navigant Consulting from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Cowen and Company boosted their price objective on Navigant Consulting from $16.50 to $24.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, June 9th. ValuEngine lowered Navigant Consulting from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Navigant Consulting from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Navigant Consulting presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.50.
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In other news, EVP Monica M. Weed sold 14,000 shares of Navigant Consulting stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.78, for a total value of $206,920.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. In the last quarter, insiders bought 77,000 shares of company stock worth $2,310. Company insiders own 2.36% of the company’s stock.
About Navigant Consulting
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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