Analysts expect that Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) will post earnings per share of $0.18 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for Crawford & Company’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.17 to $0.20. Crawford & Company posted earnings of $0.15 per share in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 20%. The company is expected to announce its next earnings report on Monday, February 26th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Crawford & Company will report full year earnings of $0.78 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.76 to $0.80. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $0.85 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.80 to $0.90. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Crawford & Company.

CRD.B has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Crawford & Company from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. ValuEngine lowered Crawford & Company from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Crawford & Company from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th.

Shares of Crawford & Company (NYSE CRD.B) traded down $0.22 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $9.95. The stock had a trading volume of 16,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 35,483. Crawford & Company has a 1 year low of $8.22 and a 1 year high of $14.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.28, a current ratio of 1.68 and a quick ratio of 1.68. The stock has a market cap of $567.14, a PE ratio of 13.56 and a beta of 1.72.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 7th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 21st will be issued a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.01%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 20th. Crawford & Company’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 32.26%.

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Crawford & Company Company Profile

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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