Exponent, Inc. (EXPO) Shares Bought by Certified Advisory Corp

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Certified Advisory Corp grew its position in shares of Exponent, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPO) by 214.6% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 5,033 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,433 shares during the quarter. Certified Advisory Corp’s holdings in Exponent were worth $255,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Exponent by 3.4% during the 3rd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 7,481,717 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $401,018,000 after buying an additional 243,202 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc lifted its holdings in shares of Exponent by 2.8% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 5,147,145 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $275,887,000 after buying an additional 139,183 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Exponent by 2.8% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 5,147,145 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $275,887,000 after buying an additional 139,183 shares during the last quarter. Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Exponent by 2.6% during the 4th quarter. Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC now owns 2,310,721 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $117,177,000 after buying an additional 57,955 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp lifted its holdings in shares of Exponent by 103.3% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 920,197 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $44,447,000 after buying an additional 467,647 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 89.92% of the company’s stock.

EXPO opened at $51.77 on Monday. Exponent, Inc. has a twelve month low of $35.42 and a twelve month high of $54.58. The company has a market capitalization of $2.69 billion, a P/E ratio of 40.92 and a beta of 0.40.

Exponent (NASDAQ:EXPO) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, January 31st. The business services provider reported $0.30 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.01. Exponent had a return on equity of 21.53% and a net margin of 19.04%. The firm had revenue of $85.27 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $88.21 million. Analysts predict that Exponent, Inc. will post 1.37 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 22nd. Investors of record on Friday, March 8th will be issued a $0.16 dividend. This is a positive change from Exponent’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.24%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 7th. Exponent’s payout ratio is 41.60%.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on EXPO. ValuEngine upgraded Exponent from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 13th. BidaskClub lowered Exponent from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Exponent from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 17th. Finally, Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of Exponent in a report on Tuesday, January 15th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $56.00.

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Exponent Profile

Exponent, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a science and engineering consulting company worldwide. Its services include analysis of product development, product recall, regulatory compliance, and the discovery of potential problems related to products, people, property, and impending litigation.

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