Crawford Investment Counsel Inc. Has $10.38 Million Stake in The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCKT)

Crawford Investment Counsel Inc. grew its holdings in shares of The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCKTGet Rating) by 5.7% in the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 450,123 shares of the business services provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 24,100 shares during the quarter. Crawford Investment Counsel Inc. owned 1.42% of The Hackett Group worth $10,380,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. increased its stake in shares of The Hackett Group by 22.4% in the first quarter. Advisor Group Holdings Inc. now owns 4,310 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $99,000 after buying an additional 790 shares during the period. MetLife Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of The Hackett Group by 52.4% in the first quarter. MetLife Investment Management LLC now owns 14,500 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $334,000 after buying an additional 4,985 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of The Hackett Group by 16.0% in the first quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 21,082 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $486,000 after buying an additional 2,907 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of The Hackett Group by 16.7% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 24,604 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $505,000 after buying an additional 3,514 shares during the period. Finally, Exchange Traded Concepts LLC acquired a new stake in The Hackett Group during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $577,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 77.71% of the company’s stock.

The Hackett Group Stock Performance

Shares of NASDAQ HCKT opened at $19.91 on Friday. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $20.82 and its 200-day moving average price is $21.23. The Hackett Group, Inc. has a 52-week low of $16.92 and a 52-week high of $24.78. The company has a market capitalization of $630.75 million, a P/E ratio of 14.22, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.05 and a beta of 0.64.

The Hackett Group Dividend Announcement

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 7th. Investors of record on Friday, September 23rd will be issued a $0.11 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 22nd. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.21%. The Hackett Group’s payout ratio is 31.43%.

The Hackett Group Company Profile

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The Hackett Group, Inc operates as a strategic advisory and technology consulting firm primarily in North America and internationally. It offers best practice intelligence center, an online searchable repository; best practice accelerators that provide web-based access to best practices, customized software configuration tools, and best practice process flows; advisor inquiry for access to fact-based advice on proven approaches and methods; best practice research that provides insights into the proven approaches; and peer interaction comprising member-led webcasts, annual best practice conferences, annual member forums, membership performance surveys, and client-submitted content, as well as intellectual property as-a-service and Hackett Institute programs.

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