Analysts expect Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP) to post $1.16 billion in sales for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have provided estimates for Insperity’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $1.13 billion to $1.19 billion. Insperity reported sales of $1.01 billion in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 14.9%. The company is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Monday, April 29th.

On average, analysts expect that Insperity will report full-year sales of $4.37 billion for the current year, with estimates ranging from $4.28 billion to $4.43 billion. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the business will post sales of $4.88 billion, with estimates ranging from $4.77 billion to $4.99 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow Insperity.

Insperity (NYSE:NSP) last released its earnings results on Monday, February 11th. The business services provider reported $0.69 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.65 by $0.04. Insperity had a return on equity of 126.19% and a net margin of 3.52%. The business had revenue of $966.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $959.22 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.55 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.0% compared to the same quarter last year.

NSP has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. SunTrust Banks lifted their target price on Insperity to $129.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 12th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Insperity from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, January 25th. ValuEngine raised Insperity from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, January 24th. Finally, Roth Capital lifted their price objective on Insperity from $134.00 to $143.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 19th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Insperity has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $123.80.

In other Insperity news, Director Richard G. Rawson sold 55,834 shares of Insperity stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $125.07, for a total transaction of $6,983,158.38. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 105,919 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $13,247,289.33. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, SVP James D. Allison sold 2,000 shares of Insperity stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $125.00, for a total value of $250,000.00. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 26,087 shares in the company, valued at $3,260,875. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 125,974 shares of company stock worth $15,871,882 over the last ninety days. Company insiders own 9.58% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of NSP. Norges Bank bought a new position in shares of Insperity in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $62,035,000. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in shares of Insperity by 9.3% in the third quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,713,435 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $791,849,000 after acquiring an additional 573,982 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC raised its stake in shares of Insperity by 118.6% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 991,464 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $94,437,000 after acquiring an additional 537,846 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc raised its stake in shares of Insperity by 5.7% in 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 acquiring an additional 220,365 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of Insperity by 5.7% in 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 acquiring an additional 220,365 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 81.24% of the company’s stock.

NSP stock traded down $1.44 during trading on Friday, reaching $123.12. 564,561 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 353,906. Insperity has a twelve month low of $67.00 and a twelve month high of $132.50. The company has a market cap of $5.06 billion, a PE ratio of 36.53, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.68 and a beta of 1.10. The company has a quick ratio of 1.12, a current ratio of 1.12 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.86.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 14th will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.97%. This is an increase from Insperity’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.20. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 13th. Insperity’s payout ratio is presently 35.61%.

Insperity Company Profile

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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