Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NCI) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.05 on September 14th

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Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI) declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, August 27th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Friday, September 7th will be paid a dividend of 0.05 per share by the business services provider on Friday, September 14th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.83%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 6th.

Shares of NCI opened at $24.19 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $1.08 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.19, a P/E/G ratio of 4.12 and a beta of 0.88. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a quick ratio of 3.59 and a current ratio of 3.59. Navigant Consulting has a fifty-two week low of $15.09 and a fifty-two week high of $25.85.

Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The business services provider reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.17. The company had revenue of $252.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $241.73 million. Navigant Consulting had a return on equity of 9.45% and a net margin of 9.05%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.24 EPS. analysts expect that Navigant Consulting will post 0.43 EPS for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on NCI shares. Barrington Research increased their price target on Navigant Consulting to $30.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 23rd. William Blair reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Navigant Consulting in a research report on Sunday, August 12th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Navigant Consulting from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 9th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Navigant Consulting from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Navigant Consulting currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $27.50.

In other news, VP Scott S. Harper sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.47, for a total transaction of $122,350.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Monica M. Weed sold 23,775 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $24.67, for a total value of $586,529.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.75% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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