NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- Shares of

Navigant Consulting

(NYSE:

NCI

) were gapping up Thursday morning with an open price 11.9% higher than Wednesday's closing price. The stock closed at $10.92 Wednesday and opened today's trading at $12.22.

The average volume for Navigant Consulting has been 325,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Navigant Consulting has a market cap of $560.6 million and is part of the

services

sector and

diversified services

industry. Shares are up 18.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Navigant Consulting, Inc., a specialty consulting firm, provides services to companies in addressing the challenges of uncertainty, risk, distress, and significant change. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.5, below the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 18.8 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Navigant Consulting as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and revenue growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full

Navigant Consulting Ratings Report

.

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