CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) Director Rowland Moriarty sold 9,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.17, for a total transaction of $460,530.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 29,847 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,527,270.99. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

Rowland Moriarty also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, March 12th, Rowland Moriarty sold 3,785 shares of CRA International stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.74, for a total transaction of $192,050.90.
  • On Friday, March 8th, Rowland Moriarty sold 3,500 shares of CRA International stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.06, for a total transaction of $175,210.00.
  • On Wednesday, March 6th, Rowland Moriarty sold 3,715 shares of CRA International stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.19, for a total transaction of $186,455.85.

Shares of NASDAQ:CRAI opened at $51.30 on Thursday. CRA International, Inc. has a 1 year low of $39.23 and a 1 year high of $58.75. The company has a market cap of $414.19 million, a PE ratio of 18.57 and a beta of 0.90.

CRA International (NASDAQ:CRAI) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 28th. The business services provider reported $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.63 by $0.21. CRA International had a return on equity of 11.89% and a net margin of 5.39%. The firm had revenue of $108.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $104.63 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.70 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 12.2% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, analysts expect that CRA International, Inc. will post 2.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 22nd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 12th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 11th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.56%. CRA International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 29.09%.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. purchased a new position in shares of CRA International during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $210,000. Marshall Wace LLP purchased a new position in shares of CRA International during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $1,874,000. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of CRA International by 35.0% during the 3rd quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. now owns 81,199 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $4,078,000 after buying an additional 21,057 shares in the last quarter. Sawgrass Asset Management LLC lifted its position in shares of CRA International by 36.2% during the 3rd quarter. Sawgrass Asset Management LLC now owns 28,725 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,443,000 after buying an additional 7,635 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Panagora Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of CRA International by 12.0% during the 3rd quarter. Panagora Asset Management Inc. now owns 65,965 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $3,313,000 after buying an additional 7,093 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.98% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on CRAI shares. ValuEngine upgraded CRA International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 28th. BidaskClub upgraded CRA International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered CRA International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, February 14th.

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About CRA International

CRA International, Inc, a consulting company, provides economic, financial, and management consulting services in the United States, the United Kingdom, and internationally. It advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings; and guides corporations through business strategy and performance-related issues.

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