Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSII) – Stock analysts at Barrington Research boosted their FY2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for shares of Heidrick & Struggles International in a report released on Monday. Barrington Research analyst K. Steinke now expects that the business services provider will post earnings per share of $1.38 for the year, up from their prior forecast of $1.11. Barrington Research currently has a “Market Perform” rating on the stock. Barrington Research also issued estimates for Heidrick & Struggles International’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.41 EPS.

Several other equities research analysts also recently commented on HSII. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of Heidrick & Struggles International in a report on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised Heidrick & Struggles International from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $28.00 target price on the stock in a report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Heidrick & Struggles International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. Heidrick & Struggles International currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $25.33.

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Shares of Heidrick & Struggles International (HSII) opened at $24.60 on Wednesday. Heidrick & Struggles International has a 1 year low of $17.90 and a 1 year high of $27.10. The firm has a market capitalization of $464.01, a P/E ratio of 20.93, a P/E/G ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.63.

Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.09. Heidrick & Struggles International had a positive return on equity of 8.85% and a negative net margin of 1.42%. The company had revenue of $159.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $152.78 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.37 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 11.4% on a year-over-year basis.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Royce & Associates LP boosted its holdings in Heidrick & Struggles International by 4.0% in the third quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 1,612,356 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $34,101,000 after acquiring an additional 62,556 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its holdings in Heidrick & Struggles International by 3.5% in the third quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,427,277 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $30,187,000 after acquiring an additional 48,761 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its holdings in Heidrick & Struggles International by 1.3% in the second quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,175,200 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $25,561,000 after acquiring an additional 15,298 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Heidrick & Struggles International by 1.9% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,012,574 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $22,024,000 after acquiring an additional 19,260 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Paradice Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in Heidrick & Struggles International by 5.7% in the third quarter. Paradice Investment Management LLC now owns 946,828 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $20,025,000 after acquiring an additional 51,138 shares in the last quarter. 82.72% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 3rd were issued a $0.13 dividend. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.11%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 2nd. Heidrick & Struggles International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is -108.33%.

About Heidrick & Struggles International

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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