Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) issued an update on its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Thursday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.40-0.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.43. The company issued revenue guidance of $740-765 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $668.5 million.Navigant Consulting also updated its FY18 guidance to $0.40-0.50 EPS.

NCI opened at $22.61 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $988.75 million, a P/E ratio of 20.74, a PEG ratio of 3.78 and a beta of 0.79. Navigant Consulting has a 1 year low of $17.36 and a 1 year high of $25.85. The company has a quick ratio of 3.59, a current ratio of 3.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21.

Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 8th. The business services provider reported $0.15 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $171.39 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $168.69 million. Navigant Consulting had a return on equity of 9.45% and a net margin of 9.05%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.30 earnings per share. As a group, analysts predict that Navigant Consulting will post 0.43 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 14th. Investors of record on Friday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 29th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.88%. Navigant Consulting’s payout ratio is 18.35%.

NCI has been the subject of a number of research reports. Barrington Research lifted their price objective on Navigant Consulting to $30.00 and gave the company an outperform rating in a research report on Thursday, August 23rd. ValuEngine raised Navigant Consulting from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. William Blair reissued a hold rating on shares of Navigant Consulting in a research report on Sunday, August 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Navigant Consulting from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, August 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $27.50.

In other Navigant Consulting news, CFO Stephen R. Lieberman sold 3,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.24, for a total transaction of $72,720.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 53,513 shares in the company, valued at $1,297,155.12. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, EVP Lee A. Spirer sold 19,800 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, September 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.08, for a total value of $476,784.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 87,446 shares in the company, valued at $2,105,699.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 27,800 shares of company stock valued at $671,854. Insiders own 2.75% of the company’s stock.

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Navigant Consulting Company Profile

Navigant Consulting, Inc provides professional services to corporate executives and senior management, corporate counsel, law firms, corporate boards, special committees, and governmental agencies worldwide. It operates through four segments: Healthcare; Energy; Financial Services Advisory and Compliance; and Disputes, Forensics and Legal Technology.

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