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Lowest Return on Equity in the Research and Consulting Services Industry Detected in Shares of Acacia Research (ACTG, ABCO, FCN, CRAI, ICFI)

By Nick Russo

Below are the three companies in the Research and Consulting Services industry with the lowest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

Acacia Research ranks lowest with a ROE of -13.0%. Following is Advisory Board with a ROE of -4.1%. FTI Consulting ranks third lowest with a ROE of 5.0%.

CRA International follows with a ROE of 5.6%, and ICF International rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 7.4%.

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