FTI Consulting is part of the business services industry and is in the industrials sector. The company CEO is Steven H. Gunby. FTI Consulting Inc along with its subsidiaries is a business advisory firm. It provides services including corporate finance/restructuring, forensic and litigation consulting, economic consulting, technology and strategic communications.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The FCN shares had a previous change of 1.78% which opened at 79.14 and closed at 80.52. It moved to an intraday high of 80.83 and a low of 79.14.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, FCN shares returned 4.94% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 6.37%. Over three months, it changed 18.60%. In one year it has changed 59.00% and within that year its 52-week high was 81.91 and its 52-week low was 49.38. FCN stock is 63.06% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 70.76 and a 50 day moving average of 73.79. Right now, FCN stock is trading 13.80% above its 200 day moving average.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $3.0b with 37.9m shares outstanding and a float of 36.4m shares. Trading volume was 406,049 shares and has experienced an average volume of 296,138 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 FTI Consulting was 3.93 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 20.49. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.00. The trailing twelve month EPS is 4.01, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 20.08.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 82.68, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 2.62%

The next earnings report will be: 05-13-2019

The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of FTI Consulting; the EPS growth rate, as it is typically called, is usually expressed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 14.70% over the last twelve months.



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 3.90% of insider ownership and 157.50% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 1,780,630, which was 4.70% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 5.57. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

I calculated the beta to be 0.26

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 11.86%, return on assets is 6.50%, profit margin is 7.30%, price-to-sales is 1.96 and price-to-book is 2.22.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 1  : Growth Expectations Result
 6  : Financial Safety Result
 5  : Past Performance Result
 2  : Valuation Result
 0  : 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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