News coverage about FTI Consulting (NYSE:FCN) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. FTI Consulting earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.9190085421703 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- FTI Consulting India Appoints Veteran Technology Advisor to Strategic Communications (pitchonnet.com)
- FTI Consulting Appoints Veteran Technology Advisor to Strategic Communications Segment in India (afaqs.com)
- FTI Consulting Enhances Healthcare Industry Expertise with the Appointment of Jan Naifeh (finance.yahoo.com)
- Jason Kaspar Appointed New CEO of Kaspar Companies (prweb.com)
- FTI Consulting, Inc. (FCN) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $452.33 Million (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of equities research analysts have commented on the company. TheStreet raised FTI Consulting from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised FTI Consulting from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $49.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, October 30th.
FTI Consulting (NYSE:FCN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.24. FTI Consulting had a return on equity of 6.12% and a net margin of 2.70%. The firm had revenue of $448.96 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $446.63 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.52 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 2.5% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that FTI Consulting will post 2.06 EPS for the current fiscal year.
FTI Consulting announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock buyback program on Monday, December 4th that permits the company to repurchase $100.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the business services provider to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.
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FTI Consulting Company Profile
FTI Consulting, Inc is a business advisory company. The Company operates through five segments: Corporate Finance & Restructuring, Forensic and Litigation Consulting, Economic Consulting, Technology and Strategic Communications. The Company provides advice and services, such as restructuring (including bankruptcy), capital formation and indebtedness, interim business management, performance improvements, forensic accounting and litigation matters, international arbitrations, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), antitrust and competition matters, securities litigation, electronic discovery (or e-discovery), management and retrieval of electronically stored information (ESI), reputation management and strategic communications.
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