CRA InternationalInc. trades as part of the business services industry and trades as part of the industrials sector. The company CEO is Paul A. Maleh. CRA International, is a global consulting firm offering economic, financial, and strategic consulting services. The company offers services to major law firms, corporations, accounting firms, and governments in the US and international markets.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The CRAI shares had a previous change of 4.51% which opened at 49.21 and closed at 51.17. It moved to an intraday high of 51.45 and a low of 49.09.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, CRAI shares returned -0.54% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 23.35%. Over three months, it changed 26.82%. In one year it has changed 1.04% and within that year its 52-week high was 58.75 and its 52-week low was 39.23. CRAI stock is 30.44% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 48.40 and a 50 day moving average of 44.90. Right now, CRAI stock is trading 5.73% above its 200 day moving average.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $411.9m with 8.1m shares outstanding and a float of 7.2m shares. Trading volume was 43,737 shares and has experienced an average volume of 48,196 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for CRA InternationalInc. was 2.88 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 19.53. Based on 1 analyst estimate, the estimated EPS for the next quarter is 0.62. The trailing twelve month EPS is 2.88, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 17.77. Historically, the PE high was 66.00 and the PE low was 12.80. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 36.86, which is a decrease of -27.97%.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.84
09-30-2018:  0.65
06-30-2018:  0.67
03-31-2018:  0.72

The dividend per share is currently 0.80, which is a dividend yield of 1.56%. Also, the payout ratio is 27.78%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 68.42, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 25.21%



The long-term trend of the EPS is a vital number as it helps understand the future potential of CRA InternationalInc.; the EPS growth rate, as it is usually called, is typically displayed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 11.90% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 10.90% of insider ownership and 121.90% of institutional ownership.

I calculated the beta to be 0.90

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 11.10%, return on assets is 6.11%, profit margin is 5.38%, price-to-sales is 0.94 and price-to-book is 2.01.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 1  : Growth Expectations Result
 6  : Financial Safety Result
 4  : Past Performance Result
 3  : Valuation Result
 2  : Dividend Safety Result
 3  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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