Analysts Anticipate Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI) Will Post Earnings of $0.26 Per Share

Equities research analysts expect that Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI) will report earnings per share of $0.26 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Three analysts have made estimates for Navigant Consulting’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.27 and the lowest is $0.25. Navigant Consulting reported earnings of $0.15 per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 73.3%. The business is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, November 14th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Navigant Consulting will report full year earnings of $0.92 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.88 to $0.94. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $1.06 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $1.03 to $1.11. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for Navigant Consulting.

Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) last released its earnings results on Friday, August 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.22 by $0.07. Navigant Consulting had a net margin of 11.57% and a return on equity of 4.12%. The firm had revenue of $196.57 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $186.77 million.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on NCI. TheStreet raised shares of Navigant Consulting from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 18th. Sidoti downgraded shares of Navigant Consulting from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, August 2nd. Finally, Barrington Research reissued a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 target price on shares of Navigant Consulting in a research report on Thursday, April 18th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Navigant Consulting presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.00.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Investors Research Corp bought a new position in Navigant Consulting in the 1st quarter worth approximately $33,000. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Navigant Consulting by 23.3% in the 4th quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 6,129 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $147,000 after purchasing an additional 1,160 shares during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new position in Navigant Consulting in the 2nd quarter valued at $253,000. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC bought a new position in Navigant Consulting in the 1st quarter valued at $234,000. Finally, Royce & Associates LP bought a new position in Navigant Consulting in the 1st quarter valued at $275,000. 93.86% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of Navigant Consulting stock remained flat at $$28.01 on Friday. 63,069 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 453,335. Navigant Consulting has a 1 year low of $18.85 and a 1 year high of $28.21. The business’s 50 day moving average is $24.06. The company has a market cap of $1.10 billion, a PE ratio of 59.60, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.25 and a beta of 0.72. The company has a current ratio of 2.56, a quick ratio of 2.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.13.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 13th. Investors of record on Friday, August 30th will be issued a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.71%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 29th. Navigant Consulting’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 42.55%.

About Navigant Consulting

Navigant Consulting, Inc provides professional services worldwide. It operates through three segments: Healthcare, Energy, and Financial Services Advisory and Compliance. The Healthcare segment offers consulting and business process management services to healthcare providers, payers, and life sciences companies.

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