Navigant Consulting Inc. (NYSE:NCI) hit a new 52-week high on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $20.25 and last traded at $20.10, with a volume of 129,293 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $19.68.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Navigant Consulting from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th.

The company has a 50 day moving average of $19.56 and a 200-day moving average of $16.97. The company has a market capitalization of $950.61 million, a PE ratio of 17.906 and a beta of 1.27.

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Navigant Consulting (NYSE:NCI) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.07. The company earned $238.49 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $231.24 million. Navigant Consulting had a net margin of 5.97% and a return on equity of 9.64%. Navigant Consulting’s revenue was up 13.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.26 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Navigant Consulting Inc. will post $1.15 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of NCI. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its stake in Navigant Consulting by 0.5% in the second quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 21,100 shares of the company’s stock valued at $341,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Profund Advisors LLC increased its stake in Navigant Consulting by 1.3% in the second quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 10,835 shares of the company’s stock valued at $175,000 after buying an additional 143 shares during the last quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. increased its stake in Navigant Consulting by 1.0% in the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 26,531 shares of the company’s stock valued at $429,000 after buying an additional 254 shares during the last quarter. Arizona State Retirement System increased its stake in Navigant Consulting by 1.6% in the second quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 24,722 shares of the company’s stock valued at $399,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BlackRock Advisors LLC increased its stake in Navigant Consulting by 3.2% in the second quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 23,256 shares of the company’s stock valued at $376,000 after buying an additional 720 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.63% of the company’s stock.

Navigant Consulting Company Profile

Navigant Consulting, Inc (Navigant) is a global professional services firm. The Company serves clients in the healthcare, energy and financial services industries. The Company operates in four segments: Disputes, Investigations & Economics; Financial, Risk & Compliance; Healthcare, and Energy. The Disputes, Investigations & Economics segment’s professional services include valuation and economic analysis, as well as accounting, regulatory, construction and computer forensic expertise.

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