Eaton Vance Management grew its position in Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) by 13.5% during the 3rd quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 109,109 shares of the business services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 12,965 shares during the period. Eaton Vance Management’s holdings in Robert Half International were worth $7,679,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Aperio Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of Robert Half International by 63.3% in the 2nd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 156,414 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $10,183,000 after acquiring an additional 60,655 shares during the period. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Robert Half International by 19.3% in the 2nd quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 10,893 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $709,000 after acquiring an additional 1,761 shares during the period. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Robert Half International by 1.5% in the 2nd quarter. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 433,752 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $28,237,000 after acquiring an additional 6,427 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of Robert Half International by 27.0% in the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 526,763 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $34,292,000 after acquiring an additional 111,901 shares during the period. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Robert Half International by 12.6% in the 2nd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 49,801 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $3,242,000 after acquiring an additional 5,586 shares during the period. 92.26% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on RHI shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Robert Half International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 25th. Bank of America started coverage on shares of Robert Half International in a report on Tuesday, October 23rd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $74.00 target price on the stock. Barclays cut shares of Robert Half International from an “overweight” rating to an “underweight” rating and cut their target price for the company from $72.00 to $58.00 in a report on Monday, November 19th. Nomura lifted their price objective on shares of Robert Half International from $80.00 to $86.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 18th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets lifted their price objective on shares of Robert Half International from $68.00 to $70.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. Robert Half International currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $69.33.

Shares of NYSE RHI opened at $59.24 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $7.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.24, a P/E/G ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.32. Robert Half International Inc. has a one year low of $51.35 and a one year high of $79.91.

Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 23rd. The business services provider reported $0.95 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.91 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $1.47 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.47 billion. Robert Half International had a net margin of 6.49% and a return on equity of 36.34%. The business’s revenue was up 10.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.68 EPS. As a group, sell-side analysts predict that Robert Half International Inc. will post 3.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.28 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 21st. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.89%. Robert Half International’s payout ratio is currently 43.08%.

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Robert Half International Profile

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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