News stories about CRA International,Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CRA International,Inc. earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 47.9326960917476 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of CRA International,Inc. (CRAI) traded up $1.02 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $44.06. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 49,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 42,687. CRA International,Inc. has a 12-month low of $30.43 and a 12-month high of $44.29. The firm has a market cap of $357.29, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.18 and a beta of 0.77.

CRA International,Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.38 by $0.03. CRA International,Inc. had a return on equity of 5.98% and a net margin of 3.39%. The firm had revenue of $91.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $90.36 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.39 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 11.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that CRA International,Inc. will post 1.56 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 28th will be paid a $0.17 dividend. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.54%. This is a positive change from CRA International,Inc.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 27th. CRA International,Inc.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 40.29%.

CRAI has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub cut CRA International,Inc. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded CRA International,Inc. from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $45.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Monday, July 31st.

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In other CRA International,Inc. news, insider Paul A. Maleh sold 13,300 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.16, for a total value of $574,028.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 116,619 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,033,276.04. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CFO Chad M. Holmes sold 1,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.17, for a total value of $73,389.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 11,055 shares in the company, valued at $477,244.35. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 4.70% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

CRA International,Inc. Company Profile

CRA International, Inc is a global consulting firm. The Company provides economic, financial and management consulting services. The Company consulting services in two areas: litigation, regulatory, and financial consulting and management consulting. The Company provides services, such as economic capability, analyses and testimony in areas, such as Antitrust & Competition; Damages & Valuation; Financial Accounting & Valuation; Financial Economics; Forensic & Cyber Investigations; Insurance Economics; Intellectual Property; International Arbitration; Labor & Employment; Mergers & Acquisitions; Regulatory Economics & Compliance; Securities & Financial Markets, and Transfer Pricing.

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