NCI Inc. (NASDAQ:NCIT) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

According to Zacks, “NCI, Inc. is a leading provider of information technology services and solutions to U.S. federal government agencies. NCI’s award-winning expertise encompasses areas critical to its customers’ mission objectives including enterprise systems management, information assurance, network engineering, and systems development and integration. “

Separately, TheStreet raised shares of NCI from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 25th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $14.70.

Shares of NCI (NASDAQ:NCIT) opened at 11.21 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $151.38 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.69 and a beta of 1.11. NCI has a 1-year low of $10.98 and a 1-year high of $17.18. The company’s 50-day moving average is $12.06 and its 200 day moving average is $13.32.

NCI (NASDAQ:NCIT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 27th. The company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23. The company earned $81.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $85.10 million. NCI had a net margin of 4.00% and a return on equity of 12.39%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.22 EPS. On average, analysts expect that NCI will post $0.94 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. LSV Asset Management boosted its stake in NCI by 93.0% in the second quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 54,589 shares of the company’s stock valued at $766,000 after buying an additional 26,300 shares during the last quarter. Emerald Acquisition Ltd. bought a new stake in NCI during the second quarter valued at $189,000. California State Teachers Retirement System bought a new stake in NCI during the second quarter valued at $178,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its stake in NCI by 74.9% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 25,323 shares of the company’s stock valued at $356,000 after buying an additional 10,847 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. bought a new stake in NCI during the second quarter valued at $1,053,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 37.10% of the company’s stock.

NCI Company Profile

NCI, Inc is a provider of enterprise services and solutions to defense, intelligence, healthcare and civilian government agencies. The Company provides information technology (IT), and professional services and solutions by leveraging its core service offerings, which include cloud computing and IT infrastructure optimization; cybersecurity and information assurance; engineering and logistics support; enterprise information management and advanced analytics; health IT and medical support; IT service management; modeling, simulation, and training, and agile development and integration.

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