Research Analysts Issue Forecasts for Crawford & Company’s Q1 2018 Earnings (CRD.B)

Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) – William Blair boosted their Q1 2018 EPS estimates for Crawford & Company in a report released on Monday. William Blair analyst A. Klauber now anticipates that the business services provider will post earnings per share of $0.19 for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.18. William Blair currently has a “Outperform” rating on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for Crawford & Company’s Q2 2018 earnings at $0.25 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.21 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.16 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $0.81 EPS.

A number of other equities research analysts have also recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Crawford & Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, March 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Crawford & Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $10.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, January 24th.

Shares of Crawford & Company (CRD.B) opened at $9.15 on Tuesday. Crawford & Company has a 12-month low of $8.22 and a 12-month high of $12.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 1.44 and a current ratio of 1.44. The firm has a market cap of $491.30, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.80 and a beta of 1.75.

Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March 7th. The business services provider reported $0.28 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.10. Crawford & Company had a net margin of 2.38% and a return on equity of 28.75%. The company had revenue of $298.77 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $275.30 million.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 26th were issued a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.19%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, February 23rd. Crawford & Company’s dividend payout ratio is currently 45.46%.

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About Crawford & Company

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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