CRA International,Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) Director Rowland Moriarty sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.10, for a total value of $461,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 38,471 shares in the company, valued at $1,773,513.10. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

CRA International,Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) traded down $0.83 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $45.20. The stock had a trading volume of 84,001 shares, compared to its average volume of 43,703. The company has a market capitalization of $374.56, a P/E ratio of 31.64 and a beta of 0.77. CRA International,Inc. has a 52-week low of $31.77 and a 52-week high of $47.30.

CRA International,Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $91.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $90.36 million. CRA International,Inc. had a return on equity of 5.98% and a net margin of 3.39%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 11.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.39 earnings per share. sell-side analysts expect that CRA International,Inc. will post 1.56 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 28th will be issued a dividend of $0.17 per share. This is an increase from CRA International,Inc.’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 27th. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.50%. CRA International,Inc.’s payout ratio is currently 48.92%.

Several equities analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised CRA International,Inc. from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $49.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, October 30th. BidaskClub raised CRA International,Inc. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CRAI. Geode Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of CRA International,Inc. by 5.2% during the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 70,652 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,496,000 after acquiring an additional 3,517 shares in the last quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of CRA International,Inc. by 29.0% during the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 242,672 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $8,814,000 after acquiring an additional 54,614 shares in the last quarter. Falcon Point Capital LLC increased its holdings in shares of CRA International,Inc. by 0.8% during the second quarter. Falcon Point Capital LLC now owns 44,669 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,622,000 after acquiring an additional 359 shares in the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its holdings in shares of CRA International,Inc. by 2.4% during the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 96,667 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $3,511,000 after acquiring an additional 2,258 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC increased its holdings in shares of CRA International,Inc. by 5.2% during the second quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 16,174 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $587,000 after acquiring an additional 798 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.07% of the company’s stock.

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About CRA International,Inc.

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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