FTI Consulting (FCN) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

News stories about FTI Consulting (NYSE:FCN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. FTI Consulting earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 46.4423584793178 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of FTI Consulting (FCN) traded up 0.03% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $36.51. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 221,580 shares. The firm has a market cap of $1.44 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.57 and a beta of 0.28. FTI Consulting has a one year low of $31.65 and a one year high of $47.12. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $34.76 and its 200 day moving average price is $35.35.

FTI Consulting (NYSE:FCN) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The business services provider reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by ($0.13). FTI Consulting had a return on equity of 5.18% and a net margin of 2.13%. The business had revenue of $447.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $455.55 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.66 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that FTI Consulting will post $1.87 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on FCN shares. BidaskClub downgraded FTI Consulting from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, June 23rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded FTI Consulting from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $43.00.

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About FTI Consulting

FTI Consulting, Inc is a business advisory company. The Company operates through five segments: Corporate Finance & Restructuring, Forensic and Litigation Consulting, Economic Consulting, Technology and Strategic Communications. The Company provides advice and services, such as restructuring (including bankruptcy), capital formation and indebtedness, interim business management, performance improvements, forensic accounting and litigation matters, international arbitrations, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), antitrust and competition matters, securities litigation, electronic discovery (or e-discovery), management and retrieval of electronically stored information (ESI), reputation management and strategic communications.

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