Crawford & Company (CRD.B) Rating Lowered to Sell at Zacks Investment Research

Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) was downgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, reports.

According to Zacks, “CRAWFORD & CO. is a worldwide diversified services firm organized which provides claims services, risk management services, disability managment, risk control services and risk management information services to insurance companies, self-insured corporations and governmental entities. “

Separately, ValuEngine lowered Crawford & Company from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 18th.

CRD.B traded up $0.15 on Tuesday, hitting $8.97. 12,900 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 17,396. Crawford & Company has a 12 month low of $7.54 and a 12 month high of $10.56. The firm has a market capitalization of $452.52 million, a PE ratio of 11.35 and a beta of 0.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.95, a quick ratio of 1.42 and a current ratio of 1.42.

Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 25th. The business services provider reported $0.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.24 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $263.79 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $279.98 million. Crawford & Company had a return on equity of 24.33% and a net margin of 2.31%. On average, research analysts forecast that Crawford & Company will post 0.81 earnings per share for the current year.

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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