News articles about Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Navigant Consulting earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.9770686038398 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

A number of brokerages have issued reports on NCI. BidaskClub lowered Navigant Consulting from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Navigant Consulting from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, May 5th. ValuEngine lowered Navigant Consulting from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. Cowen and Company boosted their price target on Navigant Consulting from $16.50 to $24.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, June 9th. Finally, TheStreet lowered Navigant Consulting from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, May 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.50.

Navigant Consulting (NYSE NCI) traded up 0.27% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $14.92. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 290,899 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $697.21 million, a PE ratio of 14.35 and a beta of 0.83. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $18.04 and a 200 day moving average of $21.02. Navigant Consulting has a 52 week low of $14.71 and a 52 week high of $27.86.

Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 31st. The business services provider reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.33 by $0.09. Navigant Consulting had a return on equity of 8.95% and a net margin of 4.97%. The firm had revenue of $235.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $253.66 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.33 EPS. Navigant Consulting’s revenue was down 1.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Navigant Consulting will post $1.15 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Navigant Consulting announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share buyback program on Wednesday, May 3rd that permits the company to repurchase $100.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the business services provider to buy up to 9.7% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

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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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