Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact The Hackett Group (HCKT) Share Price

Press coverage about The Hackett Group (NASDAQ:HCKT) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. The Hackett Group earned a news impact score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.0871857183368 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of The Hackett Group (HCKT) opened at $15.87 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $454.78, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.16, a PEG ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 0.81. The Hackett Group has a 1-year low of $13.24 and a 1-year high of $20.69. 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 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $71.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $70.66 million. The Hackett Group had a return on equity of 26.10% and a net margin of 8.42%. The Hackett Group’s quarterly revenue was down 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.25 EPS. research analysts anticipate that The Hackett Group will post 0.81 earnings per share for the current year.

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

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

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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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