Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect FTI Consulting (FCN) Stock Price

News coverage about FTI Consulting (NYSE:FCN) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FTI Consulting earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.3469567002008 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

FTI Consulting (NYSE:FCN) opened at $44.61 on Thursday. The stock has a market cap of $1,710.00, a P/E ratio of 24.37 and a beta of 0.33. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 2.15 and a quick ratio of 2.15. FTI Consulting has a one year low of $31.65 and a one year high of $47.12.

FTI Consulting (NYSE:FCN) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.59 by $0.24. The business had revenue of $448.96 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $446.63 million. FTI Consulting had a net margin of 2.70% and a return on equity of 6.12%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.52 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that FTI Consulting will post 2.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.

FTI Consulting declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase plan on Monday, December 4th that permits the company to repurchase $100.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the business services provider to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on FCN shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of FTI Consulting from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of FTI Consulting from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of FTI Consulting from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $44.33.

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FTI Consulting Company Profile

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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