OxFORD Asset Management LLP bought a new position in shares of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm bought 9,728 shares of the business services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $490,000.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in Robert Half International by 405.1% during the third quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,995 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $100,000 after buying an additional 1,600 shares during the last quarter. Seven Eight Capital LP raised its stake in Robert Half International by 134.7% during the second quarter. Seven Eight Capital LP now owns 2,439 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $117,000 after buying an additional 1,400 shares during the last quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia increased its stake in Robert Half International by 4.4% in the second quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 2,733 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $130,000 after purchasing an additional 114 shares in the last quarter. Globeflex Capital L P bought a new stake in Robert Half International in the second quarter valued at $197,000. Finally, Hikari Power Ltd bought a new stake in Robert Half International in the second quarter valued at $204,000. 85.12% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Robert Half International Inc. (RHI) opened at $55.43 on Thursday. The company has a market cap of $6,979.48, a PE ratio of 21.74 and a beta of 1.32. Robert Half International Inc. has a 52-week low of $42.92 and a 52-week high of $57.67.

Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The business services provider reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.70 by ($0.02). The business had revenue of $1.32 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.34 billion. Robert Half International had a return on equity of 29.13% and a net margin of 6.20%. The company’s revenue was down 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.71 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that Robert Half International Inc. will post 2.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 24th were given a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 22nd. Robert Half International’s payout ratio is presently 37.65%.

RHI has been the subject of several research analyst reports. ValuEngine raised shares of Robert Half International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Nomura lifted their price target on shares of Robert Half International from $53.00 to $60.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Robert Half International in a research note on Friday, October 13th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $49.00 price target on shares of Robert Half International in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Finally, SunTrust Banks downgraded shares of Robert Half International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $52.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $50.78.

In other news, CEO Harold M. Messmer, Jr. sold 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.31, for a total transaction of $5,231,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Robert W. Glass sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.93, for a total transaction of $274,650.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 321,428 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $17,656,040.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 3.40% of the company’s stock.

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Robert Half International Profile

Robert Half International Inc provides specialized staffing and risk consulting services. The Company provides these services through its divisions, including Accountemps, Robert Half Finance & Accounting, OfficeTeam, Robert Half Technology, Robert Half Management Resources, Robert Half Legal, The Creative Group and Protiviti.

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