News coverage about The Hackett Group (NASDAQ:HCKT) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. The Hackett Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.212108392199 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on HCKT shares. SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target on shares of The Hackett Group in a report on Friday, November 10th. Roth Capital raised The Hackett Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the company from $16.00 to $20.00 in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Zacks Investment Research raised The Hackett Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, BidaskClub cut The Hackett Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $18.33.

Shares of The Hackett Group (NASDAQ:HCKT) opened at $15.30 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 1.68, a quick ratio of 1.68 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22. The company has a market capitalization of $444.46, a PE ratio of 20.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 0.80. The Hackett Group has a twelve month low of $13.24 and a twelve month high of $20.69.

The Hackett Group (NASDAQ:HCKT) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The business services provider reported $0.26 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.01. The Hackett Group had a return on equity of 26.10% and a net margin of 8.42%. The business had revenue of $71.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $70.66 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.25 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that The Hackett Group will post 0.81 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 5th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 22nd will be issued a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 21st. This represents a dividend yield of 2.02%. The Hackett Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 40.00%.

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The Hackett Group Company Profile

The Hackett Group, Inc is an advisory and technology consulting company. The Company’s services include business transformation, enterprise performance management, working capital management and global business services. The Company is engaged in providing business and technology consulting services.

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