CRA International Stock Soars (CRAI)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Shares of CRA International (Nasdaq: CRAI) have taken a tremendous swing upward. The stock is trading at $24.92 as of 11:21 a.m. ET, 23.4% above Wednesday's closing price of $20.19. Volume is at 20,984, 0.5 times the daily average of 40,100.

CRA International has a market cap of $227.2 million and is part of the services sector and diversified services industry. Shares are up 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

CRA International, Inc. provides litigation, regulatory, financial, and management consulting services worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 85.1, above the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 18.6 and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates CRA International as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, attractive valuation levels and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full CRA International Ratings Report.

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