Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect CRA International,Inc. (CRAI) Stock Price

News coverage about CRA International,Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CRA International,Inc. earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.4171755126428 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

CRA International,Inc. (NASDAQ CRAI) traded up 0.49% on Thursday, reaching $42.78. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 22,965 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $351.82 million, a PE ratio of 30.64 and a beta of 0.78. CRA International,Inc. has a 52 week low of $26.40 and a 52 week high of $43.43. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $39.20 and its 200-day moving average is $36.58.

CRA International,Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.07. CRA International,Inc. had a return on equity of 5.89% and a net margin of 3.47%. The firm had revenue of $93.56 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $88.77 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.40 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 13.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that CRA International,Inc. will post $1.55 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 29th were paid a dividend of $0.14 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, August 25th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.31%. CRA International,Inc.’s dividend payout ratio is 40.29%.

CRAI has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub raised CRA International,Inc. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised CRA International,Inc. from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $45.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, July 31st.

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About CRA International,Inc.

CRA International, Inc is a global consulting firm. The Company provides economic, financial and management consulting services. The Company consulting services in two areas: litigation, regulatory, and financial consulting and management consulting. The Company provides services, such as economic capability, analyses and testimony in areas, such as Antitrust & Competition; Damages & Valuation; Financial Accounting & Valuation; Financial Economics; Forensic & Cyber Investigations; Insurance Economics; Intellectual Property; International Arbitration; Labor & Employment; Mergers & Acquisitions; Regulatory Economics & Compliance; Securities & Financial Markets, and Transfer Pricing.

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