Robinson Value Management Ltd. trimmed its position in Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) by 5.7% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 52,381 shares of the business services provider’s stock after selling 3,188 shares during the period. Robert Half International accounts for 2.5% of Robinson Value Management Ltd.’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 12th biggest holding. Robinson Value Management Ltd.’s holdings in Robert Half International were worth $2,909,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the business. Acadian Asset Management LLC boosted its holdings in Robert Half International by 330.5% in the fourth quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 346,740 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $19,256,000 after purchasing an additional 266,200 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in Robert Half International by 3.4% in the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 861,297 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $47,837,000 after purchasing an additional 28,656 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its holdings in Robert Half International by 28.7% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 307,745 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $17,091,000 after purchasing an additional 68,699 shares during the last quarter. Pensionfund Sabic purchased a new stake in Robert Half International in the fourth quarter valued at $1,611,000. Finally, Pensionfund DSM Netherlands purchased a new stake in Robert Half International in the fourth quarter valued at $3,221,000. 85.24% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several equities research analysts have commented on RHI shares. ValuEngine raised shares of Robert Half International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 22nd. SunTrust Banks lowered shares of Robert Half International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $52.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $49.00 price target on shares of Robert Half International in a report on Friday, October 13th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Robert Half International in a report on Friday, October 13th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Robert Half International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $53.67.

In other news, CEO Harold M. Messmer, Jr. sold 100,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.31, for a total transaction of $5,231,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Robert W. Glass sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.93, for a total transaction of $274,650.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 321,428 shares in the company, valued at $17,656,040.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 3.40% of the company’s stock.

Robert Half International Inc. (RHI) traded up $1.42 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $57.12. 1,236,500 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 735,745. Robert Half International Inc. has a twelve month low of $42.92 and a twelve month high of $57.67. The stock has a market cap of $6,981.98, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.40 and a beta of 1.33.

Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The business services provider reported $0.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.70 by ($0.02). Robert Half International had a return on equity of 29.13% and a net margin of 6.20%. The firm had revenue of $1.32 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.34 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.71 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Robert Half International Inc. will post 2.58 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Robert Half International Company Profile

Robert Half International Inc provides specialized staffing and risk consulting services. The Company provides these services through its divisions, including Accountemps, Robert Half Finance & Accounting, OfficeTeam, Robert Half Technology, Robert Half Management Resources, Robert Half Legal, The Creative Group and Protiviti.

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