Navigant Consulting, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.05 (NCI)

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 8th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Friday, November 30th will be given a dividend of 0.05 per share by the business services provider on Friday, December 14th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.86%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 29th.

NYSE NCI opened at $23.25 on Friday. Navigant Consulting has a 52-week low of $17.07 and a 52-week high of $25.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a current ratio of 3.59 and a quick ratio of 3.59. The company has a market cap of $952.30 million, a P/E ratio of 21.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.65 and a beta of 0.79.

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

A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. William Blair cut Navigant Consulting from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Navigant Consulting from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 10th. ValuEngine raised Navigant Consulting from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, Barrington Research reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 price target on shares of Navigant Consulting in a research report on Tuesday, October 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Navigant Consulting currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $27.50.

In other Navigant Consulting news, CFO Stephen R. Lieberman sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.24, for a total transaction of $72,720.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 53,513 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,297,155.12. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP Scott S. Harper sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.47, for a total value of $122,350.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, 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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About Navigant Consulting

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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