Headlines about Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Heidrick & Struggles International earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.1651410771063 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Several brokerages have recently commented on HSII. ValuEngine upgraded Heidrick & Struggles International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. BidaskClub lowered Heidrick & Struggles International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Barrington Research lowered Heidrick & Struggles International from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Heidrick & Struggles International from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, TheStreet lowered Heidrick & Struggles International from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $25.00.
Heidrick & Struggles International (HSII) traded down 0.80% on Tuesday, reaching $18.50. The company had a trading volume of 49,878 shares. The stock’s market cap is $347.50 million. Heidrick & Struggles International has a one year low of $17.37 and a one year high of $27.10. The company has a 50-day moving average of $18.49 and a 200 day moving average of $22.05.
Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The business services provider reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.36 by ($0.03). Heidrick & Struggles International had a negative net margin of 1.66% and a positive return on equity of 8.25%. The firm had revenue of $152.21 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $157.01 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.35 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that Heidrick & Struggles International will post ($0.30) EPS for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 18th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 4th were issued a $0.13 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 2nd. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.81%. Heidrick & Struggles International’s payout ratio is presently -96.29%.
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Heidrick & Struggles International Company Profile
Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc is an advisory firm providing executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services to businesses and business leaders around the world. Its segments include Executive Search, Leadership Consulting and Culture Shaping. It operates its executive search services in three geographic regions: the Americas (which includes the countries in North and South America); Europe (which includes the continents of Europe and Africa), and Asia Pacific (which includes Asia and the region generally known as the Middle East).
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