$0.20 Earnings Per Share Expected for Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) This Quarter

Equities analysts expect Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) to report earnings per share of $0.20 for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for Crawford & Company’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.21 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.18. Crawford & Company posted earnings per share of $0.15 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 33.3%. The company is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, November 4th.

On average, analysts expect that Crawford & Company will report full-year earnings of $0.80 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.75 to $0.84. For the next year, analysts forecast that the firm will post earnings of $0.88 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.85 to $0.92. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of analysts that that provide coverage for Crawford & Company.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine cut Crawford & Company from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. Raymond James cut Crawford & Company from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, May 16th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Crawford & Company from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 16th.

CRD.B stock traded down $0.07 during trading hours on Tuesday, reaching $9.67. 17,920 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 20,270. The company has a market cap of $522.91 million, a P/E ratio of 12.24 and a beta of 0.99. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is $9.31. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.54, a quick ratio of 1.34 and a current ratio of 1.32. Crawford & Company has a 12 month low of $8.00 and a 12 month high of $10.56.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 6th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, August 21st will be issued a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, August 20th. Crawford & Company’s payout ratio is 25.32%.

Crawford & Company Company Profile

Crawford & Company provides claims management and outsourcing solutions to the risk management and insurance industry, and self-insured entities. The company's Crawford Claims Solutions segment offers claims management services related to property, casualty, and catastrophe losses caused by physical damage to commercial and residential real properties, and personal properties, as well as marine losses.

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