$0.18 EPS Expected for Crawford & Company (CRD.B) This Quarter

Wall Street analysts predict that Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) will report $0.18 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have made estimates for Crawford & Company’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.20 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.17. Crawford & Company reported earnings per share of $0.15 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 20%. The company is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, February 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Crawford & Company will report full-year earnings of $0.78 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.76 to $0.80. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the company will post earnings of $0.85 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.80 to $0.90. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that that provide coverage for Crawford & Company.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on CRD.B. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Crawford & Company from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. ValuEngine raised shares of Crawford & Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st.

Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) opened at $9.75 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.68, a current ratio of 1.68 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.28. Crawford & Company has a 1-year low of $8.22 and a 1-year high of $13.41. The stock has a market cap of $484.03, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.77 and a beta of 1.72.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, December 7th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 21st were given a $0.05 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, November 20th. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.05%. Crawford & Company’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 30.30%.

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Crawford & Company Company Profile

Crawford & Company (Crawford) is an independent provider of claims management solutions to insurance and self-insured entities. The Company’s Crawford Solution offers claims services, business process outsourcing and consulting services for various product lines, including property and casualty claims management; workers’ compensation claims and medical management, and legal settlement administration.

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