Based on the aggregated intelligence of 150,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, specialty consulting firm Navigant Consulting (NYSE: NCI) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Navigant's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Navigant facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Chicago (1983)

Market Cap

$622.0 million


Research and consulting services

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$707.2 million


Chairman/CEO William Goodyear (since 2000)
COO Julie Howard (since 2003)

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$49.1 million / $223.5 million


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Other Highly Rated Consulting Stocks

Accenture (NYSE: ACN)
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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 36 All-Star members who have rated Navigant believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include igorzak and mrindependent, both of whom are ranked in the top 10% of our community.

Late last month, igorzak informed Fools that Navigant "is tops in forensic accounting." Our CAPS All-Star concludes: "With all the scandal in finance, their phones will not stop ringing."

In a pitch from two days ago, mrindependent expands on the stock as a particularly timely pick:

Now is an opportune time to purchase Navigant Consulting after management guided analysts lower in a recent conference call. As a result, the company is available for an uncharacteristically reasonable multiple of 1.5 times book value- which is significantly below the 5 year average p/bv of 2.6. Navigant Consulting is a consistently profitable consulting company with a history of growth through acquisition. ... Current earnings are somewhat depressed so the trailing p/e ratio of 28 is on the high side- but the company's current price is only 12 times expected 2011 eps. The company appears to be financially sound with no significant risk of insolvency.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Accenture is a Motley Fool Inside Value pick, and Resources Connection is a selection of Stock Advisor. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.