CRA International,Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) – Analysts at William Blair upped their FY2016 EPS estimates for CRA International,Inc. in a research note issued on Thursday. William Blair analyst T. Mchugh now anticipates that the brokerage will post earnings per share of $1.34 for the year, up from their prior forecast of $1.30. William Blair also issued estimates for CRA International,Inc.’s Q4 2016 earnings at $0.25 EPS, Q1 2017 earnings at $0.37 EPS, Q2 2017 earnings at $0.40 EPS, Q3 2017 earnings at $0.42 EPS, Q4 2017 earnings at $0.24 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $1.44 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $1.59 EPS.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of CRA International,Inc. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 27th.

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Shares of CRA International,Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) opened at 38.41 on Friday. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $34.54 and its 200-day moving average is $30.74. CRA International,Inc. has a 52 week low of $16.79 and a 52 week high of $40.00. The firm has a market cap of $317.77 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.73 and a beta of 0.78.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Russell Investments Group Ltd. bought a new stake in CRA International,Inc. during the fourth quarter worth about $6,279,000. Kestrel Investment Management Corp bought a new stake in CRA International,Inc. during the second quarter worth about $1,665,000. Martingale Asset Management L P boosted its stake in CRA International,Inc. by 82.5% in the fourth quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 50,923 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,864,000 after buying an additional 23,023 shares in the last quarter. LSV Asset Management boosted its stake in CRA International,Inc. by 6.6% in the third quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 241,090 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,410,000 after buying an additional 14,900 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Falcon Point Capital LLC boosted its stake in CRA International,Inc. by 38.7% in the third quarter. Falcon Point Capital LLC now owns 49,753 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,549,000 after buying an additional 13,876 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 85.44% of the company’s stock.

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In other news, EVP Arnold J. Lowenstein sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $36.00, for a total transaction of $72,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 30,147 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,085,292. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 6,000 shares of company stock valued at $208,000. 4.70% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 17th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 27th will be paid a dividend of $0.14 per share. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.46%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 23rd. CRA International,Inc.’s dividend payout ratio is presently 51.38%.

About CRA International,Inc.

CRA International, Inc is a global consulting firm. The Company provides economic, financial and management consulting services. It operates in two segments: consulting services and NeuCo It offers consulting services in areas, including litigation, regulatory and financial consulting, and management consulting.

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