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Best Consulting Service Stocks to Buy Now (2022)
Top consulting service stocks in 2022 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best consulting service stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the consulting services industry.

Industry: Consulting Services
Ticker
Company
Forecast Score
Market Cap
Price
Price Target
Upside/Downside
Consensus
Analysts
Fore. Revenue Growth
Fore. Earnings Growth
Forecast ROE
Forecast ROA
RGP
RESOURCES CONNECTION INC
$651.39M$19.30$22.5016.58%Strong Sell13.05%-8.84%15.67%11.50%
TRU
TRANSUNION
$12.16B$63.08$82.8531.33%Buy138.65%-12.20%23.77%8.16%
CRAI
CRA INTERNATIONAL INC
$879.45M$123.26$130.005.47%Buy11.82%-9.03%20.94%7.58%
BWMN
BOWMAN CONSULTING GROUP LTD
$265.51M$19.64$27.0037.47%Strong Buy15.43%46.43%7.18%4.09%
FC
FRANKLIN COVEY CO
$722.06M$51.96$100.0092.46%Buy110.05%N/AN/AN/A
FCN
FTI CONSULTING INC
$5.95B$172.82$220.0027.30%Strong Buy12.47%0.89%17.50%9.34%
EXPO
EXPONENT INC
$5.24B$103.41$120.0016.04%Strong Buy1-7.37%-3.14%32.30%18.48%
HURN
HURON CONSULTING GROUP INC
$1.55B$77.86$81.004.03%Strong Buy3-2.91%-23.72%14.05%6.54%
FORR
FORRESTER RESEARCH INC
$670.25M$35.18$65.0084.76%Buy21.20%6.59%18.44%6.74%
BAH
BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON HOLDING CORP
$14.07B$106.40$105.63-0.73%Strong Buy94.77%10.20%57.72%11.31%
GRNQ
GREENPRO CAPITAL CORP
$9.14M$1.16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
EFX
EQUIFAX INC
$24.17B$197.37$203.433.07%Buy154.77%20.98%38.76%12.89%
ICFI
ICF INTERNATIONAL INC
$2.04B$108.37$121.0011.65%Buy17.54%31.25%15.93%6.18%
VRSK
VERISK ANALYTICS INC
$28.73B$183.71$198.307.94%Buy101.25%-1.61%54.02%15.40%
EPOW
SUNRISE NEW ENERGY CO LTD
$100.07M$4.08N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
EFSH
1847 HOLDINGS LLC
$10.69M$2.62N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
CTM
CASTELLUM INC
$34.06M$0.82N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Consulting Service Stocks FAQ

What are the best consulting service stocks to buy right now in Dec 2022?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best consulting service stocks to buy right now are:

1. Resources Connection (NASDAQ:RGP)


Resources Connection (NASDAQ:RGP) is the top consulting service stock with a Zen Score of 61, which is 23 points higher than the consulting service industry average of 38. It passed 22 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Resources Connection has seen its stock return 12.34% over the past year, overperforming other consulting service stocks by 18 percentage points.

Resources Connection has an average 1 year price target of $22.50, an upside of 16.58% from Resources Connection's current stock price of $19.30.

Resources Connection stock has a consensus Strong Sell recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 1 analyst covering Resources Connection, 0% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 100% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Transunion (NYSE:TRU)


Transunion (NYSE:TRU) is the second best consulting service stock with a Zen Score of 58, which is 20 points higher than the consulting service industry average of 38. It passed 22 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Transunion has seen its stock lose -43.27% over the past year, underperforming other consulting service stocks by -37 percentage points.

Transunion has an average 1 year price target of $82.85, an upside of 31.33% from Transunion's current stock price of $63.08.

Transunion stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 13 analysts covering Transunion, 46.15% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 7.69% have issued a Buy, 46.15% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Cra International (NASDAQ:CRAI)


Cra International (NASDAQ:CRAI) is the third best consulting service stock with a Zen Score of 51, which is 13 points higher than the consulting service industry average of 38. It passed 19 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Cra International has seen its stock return 33.88% over the past year, overperforming other consulting service stocks by 40 percentage points.

Cra International has an average 1 year price target of $130.00, an upside of 5.47% from Cra International's current stock price of $123.26.

Cra International stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 1 analyst covering Cra International, 0% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 100% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the consulting service stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 9 consulting service stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 consulting service stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. 1847 Holdings (NYSEMKT:EFSH)


1847 Holdings (NYSEMKT:EFSH) has an annual dividend yield of 5%, which is 3 percentage points higher than the consulting service industry average of 1.56%.

1847 Holdings's dividend payout ratio of -10.3% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. Resources Connection (NASDAQ:RGP)


Resources Connection (NASDAQ:RGP) has an annual dividend yield of 2.9%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the consulting service industry average of 1.56%. Resources Connection's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Resources Connection's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Resources Connection's dividend payout ratio of 25.6% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding (NYSE:BAH)


Booz Allen Hamilton Holding (NYSE:BAH) has an annual dividend yield of 1.62%, which is the same as the consulting service industry average of 1.56%. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% two times in the last 10 years. Booz Allen Hamilton Holding's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding's dividend payout ratio of 41.8% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are consulting service stocks up?

Consulting service stocks were up 2.76% in the last day, and up 0.84% over the last week. Equifax was the among the top gainers in the consulting services industry, gaining 4.47% yesterday.

Shares of several companies in the broader industrials sector are trading higher following comments from Fed Chair Powell on the labor market. Powell said the Fed could slow the pace of rate hikes as soon as the December FOMC meeting but that there is a long way to go in bringing inflation down.

What are the most undervalued consulting service stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued consulting service stocks right now are:

1. Cra International (NASDAQ:CRAI)


Cra International (NASDAQ:CRAI) is the most undervalued consulting service stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Cra International has a valuation score of 57, which is 28 points higher than the consulting service industry average of 29. It passed 4 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Cra International's stock has gained 33.88% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the consulting service industry by 40 percentage points.

2. Forrester Research (NASDAQ:FORR)


Forrester Research (NASDAQ:FORR) is the second most undervalued consulting service stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Forrester Research has a valuation score of 57, which is 28 points higher than the consulting service industry average of 29. It passed 4 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Forrester Research's stock has dropped -37.67% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the consulting service industry by -32 percentage points.

3. Resources Connection (NASDAQ:RGP)


Resources Connection (NASDAQ:RGP) is the third most undervalued consulting service stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Resources Connection has a valuation score of 57, which is 28 points higher than the consulting service industry average of 29. It passed 4 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Resources Connection's stock has gained 12.34% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the consulting service industry by 18 percentage points.

Are consulting service stocks a good buy now?

53.85% of consulting service stocks rated by analysts are a buy right now. On average, analysts expect consulting service stocks to rise by 16.98% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the consulting services industry?

The average P/E ratio of the consulting services industry is 28.18x.
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