Navigant Consulting (NCI) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows


Media coverage about Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty 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. Navigant Consulting earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.646142819986 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.


Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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Navigant Recognized as Insurance Expert Witness Firm of the Year and Seven Thought Leaders Honored across Three Categories (finance.yahoo.com) Navigant Consulting Inc.: Alma Angotti and Salvatore LaScala Named Co-Leaders of Navigants Global Investigations and Compliance Practice (twst.com) Critical Review: Navigant Consulting (NCI) & Genpact (G) (americanbankingnews.com) Navigant Rides on Technology Investment Amid Staffing Issues (finance.yahoo.com)


NYSE:NCI opened at $23.59 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $1.06 billion, a PE ratio of 21.64, a P/E/G ratio of 1.34 and a beta of 0.92. Navigant Consulting has a fifty-two week low of $23.45 and a fifty-two week high of $23.63. The company has a quick ratio of 2.60, a current ratio of 2.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27.

Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.30. The firm had revenue of $243.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $233.79 million. Navigant Consulting had a return on equity of 7.95% and a net margin of 7.29%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 3.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.27 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Navigant Consulting will post 1.3 earnings per share for the current year.


NCI has been the subject of several research reports. ValuEngine raised Navigant Consulting from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, May 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised Navigant Consulting from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd. Finally, Barrington Research lowered Navigant Consulting from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Navigant Consulting currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $25.00.


Navigant Consulting Company Profile

Navigant Consulting, Inc provides professional services to corporate executives and senior management, corporate counsel, law firms, corporate boards, special committees, and governmental agencies worldwide. It operates through four segments: Healthcare; Energy; Financial Services Advisory and Compliance; and Disputes, Forensics and Legal Technology.

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