Navigant Consulting, Inc.
After the run-up in the market over the last several months, it is becoming extremely difficult for picky investors to uncover bargains. Fortunately, there are still some bargains remaining for investors who look closely enough.
Of course, the only remaining bargains are in industries that are currently out-of-favor. For example, consulting firms are currently being ignored by the market despite strong cash flows. FTI Consulting (NYSE: FCN) looks especially cheap more »
With the overall market valued at a generous multiple of future expected earnings, it is difficult for sensible investors to find good investments. However, there are a few exceptions in industries that are currently out of favor. For instance, consulting firms are trading at a low multiple of historical profitability. FTI Consulting (NYSE: FCN) in particular looks cheap.
FTI Consulting is primarily involved in litigation consulting and bankruptcies. As a more »
Navigant Consulting (NYSE: NCI) has been under pressure since the recession; after a strong 2008, sales fell nearly 13% in 2009. In addition, the company's margins contracted further during 2009. The combination of falling revenue and shrinking margins has impaired the company's profitability and has sent investors running for cover. However, investors who look closely will find that there is a lot to like about Navigant.
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Duff & Phelps (NYSE: DUF) rose as much as 20% in only one trading day, from $13.05 to $15.62 per share, due to its acquisition by a Consortium of private companies including The Carlyle Group, Stone Point Capital, Pictet & Cie, and Edmond de Rothschild Group. The Consortium agreed to pay $15.55 per share, which valued the whole company at around $665.5 million. Duff & Phelps could still seek more »