Press coverage about CRA International (NASDAQ:CRAI) has been trending somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. CRA International earned a daily sentiment score of -0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 45.0298365366914 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- CRA International, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : CRAI-US : December 28, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Zacks Investment Research Lowers CRA International (CRAI) to Hold (americanbankingnews.com)
- CRA International (CRAI) Downgraded by BidaskClub to Buy (americanbankingnews.com)
- CRA International, Inc. (CRAI) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of CRA International (NASDAQ CRAI) opened at $44.74 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $358.10, a PE ratio of 32.19 and a beta of 0.79. CRA International has a 12 month low of $31.77 and a 12 month high of $47.30.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, November 28th were paid a $0.17 dividend. This represents a $0.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.52%. The ex-dividend date was Monday, November 27th. This is a positive change from CRA International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. CRA International’s dividend payout ratio is 48.92%.
A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of CRA International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. BidaskClub lowered shares of CRA International from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 5th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of CRA International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday.
In other news, CFO Chad M. Holmes sold 1,700 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.17, for a total value of $73,389.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 11,055 shares in the company, valued at approximately $477,244.35. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Rowland Moriarty sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.10, for a total transaction of $461,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 38,471 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,773,513.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 25,000 shares of company stock worth $1,108,417. Company insiders own 4.70% of the company’s stock.
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About CRA International
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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