Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO) insider Sally Shepard sold 1,255 shares of Exponent stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, July 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.37, for a total transaction of $82,039.35. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 1,560 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $101,977.20. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Shares of Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO) traded up 0.69% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $65.90. 35,001 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $59.54 and a 200 day moving average of $59.14. The stock has a market cap of $1.74 billion, a PE ratio of 34.16 and a beta of 0.60. Exponent, Inc. has a one year low of $48.42 and a one year high of $68.30.

Exponent (NASDAQ:EXPO) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 18th. The business services provider reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41 by $0.10. Exponent had a net margin of 15.94% and a return on equity of 16.52%. The business had revenue of $84.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $79.30 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.38 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 14.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts predict that Exponent, Inc. will post $1.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 22nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be given a dividend of $0.21 per share. This represents a $0.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. Exponent’s payout ratio is currently 43.52%.

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Hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. State of Alaska Department of Revenue increased its stake in Exponent by 0.7% in the first quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 2,830 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $168,000 after buying an additional 20 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can increased its stake in Exponent by 0.7% in the second quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 3,231 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $189,000 after buying an additional 22 shares during the last quarter. Miles Capital Inc. increased its stake in Exponent by 1.8% in the first quarter. Miles Capital Inc. now owns 3,824 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $228,000 after buying an additional 67 shares during the last quarter. UBS Group AG increased its stake in Exponent by 0.3% in the first quarter. UBS Group AG now owns 36,673 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,184,000 after buying an additional 98 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its stake in Exponent by 1.0% in the first quarter. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System now owns 10,400 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $619,000 after buying an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. 90.10% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $75.00 price target (up previously from $69.00) on shares of Exponent in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Exponent from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Exponent from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Exponent from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 20th.

Exponent Company Profile

Exponent, Inc (Exponent), along with its subsidiaries, is a science and engineering consulting company. Exponent provides engineering and scientific consulting services to clients around the world. Its service offerings are provided on a project-by-project basis. It operates in two segments: Engineering and Other Scientific, and Environmental and Health.

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