Media stories about ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. ICF International earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 45.8692349606175 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) opened at $52.60 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a current ratio of 1.57 and a quick ratio of 1.57. ICF International has a 52-week low of $40.20 and a 52-week high of $59.13. The stock has a market capitalization of $993.64, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.78 and a beta of 0.84.

ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.03. ICF International had a return on equity of 10.14% and a net margin of 4.05%. The business had revenue of $305.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $311.49 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.81 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down .4% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts predict that ICF International will post 3 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of brokerages recently commented on ICFI. BidaskClub lowered ICF International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Zacks Investment Research raised ICF International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. ValuEngine downgraded ICF International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 30th. Wells Fargo & Company raised their target price on ICF International from $54.00 to $58.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $62.00 target price on shares of ICF International in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. ICF International presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $60.40.

In other news, insider James C. M. Morgan sold 4,696 shares of ICF International stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.00, for a total value of $258,280.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 22,479 shares in the company, valued at $1,236,345. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, COO John Wasson sold 12,887 shares of ICF International stock in a transaction on Friday, September 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.50, for a total value of $676,567.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 66,421 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,487,102.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 23,312 shares of company stock valued at $1,232,803 over the last three months. Company insiders own 5.48% of the company’s stock.

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About ICF International

ICF International, Inc provides professional services and technology-based solutions to government and commercial clients, including management, technology, and policy consulting and implementation services. The Company’s services address four markets: energy, environment and infrastructure; health, education and social programs; safety and security, and consumer and financial.

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