Wall Street brokerages expect that Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP) will post $0.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have issued estimates for Insperity’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.64 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.67. Insperity posted earnings of $0.55 per share in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 18.2%. The business is scheduled to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Monday, February 11th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Insperity will report full year earnings of $3.71 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.70 to $3.72. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the business will report earnings of $4.27 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.12 to $4.45. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that cover Insperity.

Insperity (NYSE:NSP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $0.96 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.14. The firm had revenue of $925.13 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $935.62 million. Insperity had a net margin of 3.41% and a return on equity of 123.25%. The firm’s revenue was up 16.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.14 EPS.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research reiterated a “strong-buy” rating and set a $127.00 price objective on shares of Insperity in a report on Wednesday, November 14th. Robert W. Baird increased their price objective on shares of Insperity from $110.00 to $125.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Friday, November 2nd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $112.40.

Shares of NYSE NSP opened at $98.06 on Monday. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.10 billion, a P/E ratio of 48.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.62 and a beta of 0.93. Insperity has a 52 week low of $55.40 and a 52 week high of $121.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a quick ratio of 1.21 and a current ratio of 1.21.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 28th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 13th will be issued a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 12th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.82%. Insperity’s payout ratio is currently 39.22%.

In related news, Chairman Paul J. Sarvadi sold 30,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $116.61, for a total value of $3,498,300.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 598,962 shares in the company, valued at $69,844,958.82. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, EVP Jay E. Mincks sold 1,042 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $108.62, for a total transaction of $113,182.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 35,742 shares of company stock worth $4,156,509. Insiders own 9.58% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Great Lakes Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Insperity during the third quarter valued at approximately $999,000. Carnegie Capital Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Insperity by 26.0% during the third quarter. Carnegie Capital Asset Management LLC now owns 2,807 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $283,000 after purchasing an additional 580 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Insperity by 5.7% during the third quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 4,061,258 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $479,025,000 after purchasing an additional 220,365 shares during the period. Morgan Stanley raised its stake in shares of Insperity by 186.0% during the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 335,346 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $39,554,000 after purchasing an additional 218,091 shares during the period. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc raised its stake in shares of Insperity by 10.7% during the third quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 89,751 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $10,520,000 after purchasing an additional 8,703 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 83.35% of the company’s stock.

About Insperity

Insperity, Inc provides human resources (HR) and business solutions to enhance business performance for small and medium-sized businesses in the United States. The company offers its HR services through its Workforce Optimization and Workforce Synchronization solutions, which encompasses a range of human resources functions comprising payroll and employment administration, employee benefits, workers' compensation, government compliance, performance management and training, and development services.

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