News articles about Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Navigant Consulting earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 47.4955380628725 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Navigant Consulting (NYSE NCI) opened at $19.83 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $895.94, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.14 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a quick ratio of 2.26 and a current ratio of 1.86. Navigant Consulting has a 52 week low of $14.62 and a 52 week high of $24.47.

Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 20th. The business services provider reported $0.29 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.40 by ($0.11). The company had revenue of $255.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $244.79 million. Navigant Consulting had a net margin of 7.26% and a return on equity of 7.96%. The firm’s revenue was down 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.30 earnings per share. sell-side analysts predict that Navigant Consulting will post 1.3 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have commented on NCI shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Navigant Consulting from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. TheStreet upgraded Navigant Consulting from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday, November 27th. Finally, Barrington Research cut Navigant Consulting from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.00.

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Navigant Consulting Company Profile

Navigant Consulting, Inc is a global professional services company. The Company serves clients in the healthcare, energy and financial services industries. It operates through four segments. The Healthcare segment provides consulting services and business process management services. The Energy segment provides advisory solutions in business strategy and planning, distributed energy resources and renewables, energy efficiency and demand response and grid modernization The Financial Services Advisory and Compliance segment provides strategic, operational, valuation, risk management, investigative and compliance advisory services to clients primarily in the financial services industry.

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