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FTI Consulting, Inc is a consulting services business based in the US. FTI Consulting shares (FCN) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. FTI Consulting employs 5,813 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.4 billion.

How to buy shares in FTI Consulting

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for FTI Consulting. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: FCN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until FTI Consulting reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$113.44, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of FTI Consulting, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of FTI Consulting. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted FTI Consulting's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, FTI Consulting's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$113.44, which is 8.29% down on its pre-crash value of USD$123.69 and 12.80% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$100.5661.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of FTI Consulting shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$874.97 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$938.15.

FTI Consulting share price

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FTI Consulting shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-16.
Latest market closeUSD$113.44
52-week rangeUSD$100.5661 - USD$144.1
50-day moving average USD$110.4606
200-day moving average USD$116.8966
Wall St. target priceUSD$163
PE ratio 20.4883
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$5.118

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Is it a good time to buy FTI Consulting stock?

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FTI Consulting price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $113.44 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-10-22) 3.49%
1 month (2020-09-29) 6.02%
3 months (2020-07-29) 2.29%
6 months (2020-04-29) -14.81%
1 year (2019-10-29) 5.79%
2 years (2018-10-29) 65.41%
3 years (2017-10-27) 167.55%
5 years (2015-10-29) 235.52%

Is FTI Consulting under- or over-valued?

Valuing FTI Consulting stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of FTI Consulting's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

FTI Consulting's P/E ratio

FTI Consulting's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, FTI Consulting shares trade at around 20x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

FTI Consulting's PEG ratio

FTI Consulting's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.61. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into FTI Consulting's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

FTI Consulting's EBITDA

FTI Consulting's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$312.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a FTI Consulting's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

FTI Consulting financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.31%
Gross profit TTM USD$817.8 million
Return on assets TTM 6.45%
Return on equity TTM 13.42%
Profit margin 8.07%
Book value $41.414
Market capitalisation USD$4.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting FTI Consulting shares

There are currently 1.7 million FTI Consulting shares held short by investors – that's known as FTI Consulting's "short interest". This figure is 5.6% up from 1.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting FTI Consulting shares can be evaluated.

FTI Consulting's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

FTI Consulting's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of FTI Consulting shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of FTI Consulting shares traded daily (recently around 387588.91402715). FTI Consulting's SIR currently stands at 4.42. In other words for every 100,000 FTI Consulting shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4420 shares are currently held short.

However FTI Consulting's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of FTI Consulting shares, or, against the total number of tradable FTI Consulting shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case FTI Consulting's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 FTI Consulting shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0721% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable FTI Consulting shares, roughly 72 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against FTI Consulting.

Find out more about how you can short FTI Consulting stock.

FTI Consulting share dividends

We're not expecting FTI Consulting to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have FTI Consulting's shares ever split?

FTI Consulting's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 5 June 2003. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your FTI Consulting shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for FTI Consulting shares which in turn could have impacted FTI Consulting's share price.

FTI Consulting share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, FTI Consulting's shares have ranged in value from as little as $100.5661 up to $144.1. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while FTI Consulting's is 0.2322. This would suggest that FTI Consulting's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

FTI Consulting overview

FTI Consulting, Inc. provides business advisory services to manage change, mitigate risk, and resolve disputes worldwide. Its Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment provides turnaround, restructuring, business transformation, bankruptcy, interim management, valuation and financial advisory, transaction, dispute advisory, and tax services, as well as mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and M&A integration services. The company's Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment offers anti-corruption/anti-money laundering investigations and compliance, and data and analytics, as well as compliance, monitoring, and receivership services; cybersecurity, forensic accounting and advisory, and global risk and investigations practice; and construction solutions, dispute advisory, trial, insurance claims, health and environmental solutions, and export controls and sanctions. Its Economic Consulting segment provides financial, economic, and econometric consulting; business and expert valuation, and expert testimony services; intellectual property services; economic and statistical analyses services; services related to public policy and regulated industries, and healthcare economics and policy; international arbitration; and economic impact analysis, market modeling, and securities litigation and risk management services and other litigation services. The company's Technology segment offers e-discovery and data compliance management, managed document review, digital forensics, information governance, privacy and security, and contract intelligence services, as well as Radiance Visual Analytics software. Its Strategic Communications segment provides advice services relating to public affairs and government relations, crisis communications, corporate reputation, digital and, capital markets communications, transaction communications, and digital, analytics, and insights. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.

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