We maintain our Underperform rating on shares of The Corporate Executive Board (EXBD). While Q3 EPS beat expectations, the company continues to experience deterioration in key operating metrics, including contract value.

Given the current operating pressures, along with ongoing concerns regarding a slowing economy, we believe the shares should trade at a discount to the peer group average. As such, we anticipate that the company’s shares should underperform the market in the near-term.Zacks Investment Research