Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) has been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have given a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $68.38.

RHI has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded GasLog Partners LP Unit from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 2nd. BMO Capital Markets raised Gold Fields from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 25th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada initiated coverage on Robert Half International in a research report on Tuesday, April 16th. They issued a “sector perform” rating for the company.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Creative Planning boosted its holdings in shares of Robert Half International by 6.2% in the first quarter. Creative Planning now owns 4,206 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $274,000 after acquiring an additional 244 shares during the period. Advisor Partners LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Robert Half International by 5.6% in the first quarter. Advisor Partners LLC now owns 4,735 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $309,000 after acquiring an additional 249 shares during the period. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV boosted its holdings in shares of Robert Half International by 2.2% in the first quarter. Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV now owns 12,594 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $821,000 after acquiring an additional 273 shares during the period. Alpha Quant Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Robert Half International by 125.9% in the first quarter. Alpha Quant Advisors LLC now owns 506 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $33,000 after acquiring an additional 282 shares during the period. Finally, Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD boosted its holdings in shares of Robert Half International by 3.8% in the first quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company LTD now owns 7,822 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $509,000 after acquiring an additional 288 shares during the period. 97.64% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of RHI traded down $0.52 on Friday, reaching $57.64. 1,469,021 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,606,438. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a quick ratio of 1.70 and a current ratio of 1.70. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.90 billion, a PE ratio of 15.97, a PEG ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 1.31. The business has a 50 day moving average price of $56.52. Robert Half International has a 52-week low of $52.79 and a 52-week high of $79.91.

Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, April 23rd. The business services provider reported $0.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.95 by ($0.02). Robert Half International had a return on equity of 40.97% and a net margin of 7.63%. The firm had revenue of $1.47 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.50 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.80 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts forecast that Robert Half International will post 3.98 earnings per share for the current year.

About Robert Half International

Robert Half International Inc provides staffing and risk consulting services in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company operates through three segments: Temporary and Consultant Staffing, Permanent Placement Staffing, and Risk Consulting and Internal Audit Services. It places temporary personnel for accounting, finance, and bookkeeping; temporary and full-time office and administrative personnel consisting of executive and administrative assistants, receptionists, and customer service representatives; full-time accounting, financial, tax, and accounting operations personnel; and information technology contract consultants and full-time employees in the areas of platform systems integration to end-user technical and desktop support, including specialists in application development, networking, systems integration and deployment, database design and administration, and security and business continuity.

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