Navigant Consulting Inc. (NYSE:NCI) Director James R. Thompson sold 8,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.03, for a total transaction of $200,240.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 77,274 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,934,168.22. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of Navigant Consulting Inc. (NYSE:NCI) opened at 24.86 on Tuesday. Navigant Consulting Inc. has a 12 month low of $14.07 and a 12 month high of $25.16. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $22.49 and its 200 day moving average is $19.15. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.17 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.07 and a beta of 1.10.

Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 25th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.08. Navigant Consulting had a net margin of 6.12% and a return on equity of 10.03%. The business earned $237.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $183.29 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.30 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 13.1% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Navigant Consulting Inc. will post $1.15 EPS for the current year.

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A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. increased its stake in shares of Navigant Consulting by 0.9% in the first quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 1,236,392 shares of the company’s stock worth $19,547,000 after buying an additional 10,940 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased its stake in shares of Navigant Consulting by 8.8% in the first quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 76,289 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,206,000 after buying an additional 6,175 shares during the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Navigant Consulting by 46.9% in the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 158,067 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,499,000 after buying an additional 50,455 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its stake in shares of Navigant Consulting by 101.8% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 15,280 shares of the company’s stock worth $247,000 after buying an additional 7,708 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Foundry Partners LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Navigant Consulting during the second quarter worth about $2,485,000. 91.53% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Navigant Consulting from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $27.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 27th.

About Navigant Consulting

Navigant Consulting, Inc (Navigant) is a global professional services firm. The Company serves clients in the healthcare, energy and financial services industries. The Company operates in four segments: Disputes, Investigations & Economics; Financial, Risk & Compliance; Healthcare, and Energy. The Disputes, Investigations & Economics segment’s professional services include valuation and economic analysis, as well as accounting, regulatory, construction and computer forensic expertise.

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