CRA International,Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) was downgraded by research analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Tuesday.

A number of other equities research analysts have also commented on CRAI. ValuEngine lowered shares of CRA International,Inc. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of CRA International,Inc. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th.

Shares of CRA International,Inc. (CRAI) opened at $45.03 on Tuesday. CRA International,Inc. has a 1-year low of $31.77 and a 1-year high of $47.30. The company has a market cap of $366.37, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.94 and a beta of 0.79.

CRA International,Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. CRA International,Inc. had a net margin of 3.39% and a return on equity of 5.98%. The company had revenue of $91.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $90.36 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.39 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 11.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that CRA International,Inc. will post 1.56 EPS for the current year.

In other CRA International,Inc. news, CFO Chad M. Holmes sold 1,700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.17, for a total transaction of $73,389.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 11,055 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $477,244.35. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Rowland Moriarty sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.10, for a total transaction of $461,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 38,471 shares in the company, valued at $1,773,513.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 25,000 shares of company stock worth $1,108,417. Insiders own 4.70% of the company’s stock.

A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. Geode Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of CRA International,Inc. by 5.2% in the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 70,652 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,496,000 after buying an additional 3,517 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. grew its position in shares of CRA International,Inc. by 29.0% in the 2nd quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 242,672 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $8,814,000 after buying an additional 54,614 shares during the period. Falcon Point Capital LLC grew its position in shares of CRA International,Inc. by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. Falcon Point Capital LLC now owns 44,669 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,622,000 after buying an additional 359 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp grew its position in shares of CRA International,Inc. by 2.4% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 96,667 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $3,511,000 after buying an additional 2,258 shares during the period. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC grew its position in shares of CRA International,Inc. by 5.2% in the 2nd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 16,174 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $587,000 after buying an additional 798 shares during the period. 85.17% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About CRA International,Inc.

CRA International, Inc is a global consulting firm. The Company provides economic, financial and management consulting services. The Company consulting services in two areas: litigation, regulatory, and financial consulting and management consulting. The Company provides services, such as economic capability, analyses and testimony in areas, such as Antitrust & Competition; Damages & Valuation; Financial Accounting & Valuation; Financial Economics; Forensic & Cyber Investigations; Insurance Economics; Intellectual Property; International Arbitration; Labor & Employment; Mergers & Acquisitions; Regulatory Economics & Compliance; Securities & Financial Markets, and Transfer Pricing.

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