Crawford & Company (CRD.B) Downgraded by ValuEngine to Hold

ValuEngine lowered shares of Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report released on Saturday.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered Crawford & Company from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd.

Shares of Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) opened at $8.45 on Friday. Crawford & Company has a fifty-two week low of $8.22 and a fifty-two week high of $12.40. The firm has a market capitalization of $491.30, a P/E ratio of 19.20 and a beta of 1.75. The company has a current ratio of 1.44, a quick ratio of 1.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07.

Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March 7th. The business services provider reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $298.77 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $275.30 million. Crawford & Company had a return on equity of 28.75% and a net margin of 2.38%. research analysts expect that Crawford & Company will post 0.8 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 26th were given a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 23rd. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.37%. Crawford & Company’s payout ratio is currently 45.46%.

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Crawford & Company Company Profile

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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