Media headlines about The Hackett Group (NASDAQ:HCKT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. The Hackett Group earned a news impact score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 45.6202522883303 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Several equities research analysts have commented on the company. BidaskClub lowered The Hackett Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded The Hackett Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Roth Capital upgraded The Hackett Group from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their target price for the company from $16.00 to $20.00 in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 target price on shares of The Hackett Group in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.33.

The Hackett Group (HCKT) opened at $15.58 on Friday. The Hackett Group has a 52-week low of $13.24 and a 52-week high of $20.69. The stock has a market capitalization of $445.03, a P/E ratio of 20.77, a PEG ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 0.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22, a quick ratio of 1.68 and a current ratio of 1.68.

The Hackett Group (NASDAQ:HCKT) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The business services provider reported $0.26 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.25 by $0.01. The Hackett Group had a return on equity of 26.10% and a net margin of 8.42%. The firm had revenue of $71.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $70.66 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.25 EPS. The business’s revenue was down 3.5% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that The Hackett Group will post 0.81 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 5th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.15 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 21st. This represents a dividend yield of 2.02%. The Hackett Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 40.00%.

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The Hackett Group Company Profile

The Hackett Group, Inc is an advisory and technology consulting company. The Company’s services include business transformation, enterprise performance management, working capital management and global business services. The Company is engaged in providing business and technology consulting services.

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