Brokerages forecast that Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSII) will report earnings per share of $0.54 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Three analysts have made estimates for Heidrick & Struggles International’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.51 and the highest estimate coming in at $0.58. Heidrick & Struggles International reported earnings of $0.53 per share during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 1.9%. The business is scheduled to report its next earnings results after the market closes on Monday, April 29th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Heidrick & Struggles International will report full year earnings of $2.60 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.57 to $2.64. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will post earnings of $2.69 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.59 to $2.83. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for Heidrick & Struggles International.

Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 25th. The business services provider reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.17. Heidrick & Struggles International had a return on equity of 19.93% and a net margin of 6.70%. The firm had revenue of $185.31 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $176.05 million.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Credit Suisse Group lifted their price objective on Heidrick & Struggles International from $35.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 26th. ValuEngine downgraded Heidrick & Struggles International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, March 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Heidrick & Struggles International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, January 16th. BidaskClub downgraded Heidrick & Struggles International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 24th. Finally, Barrington Research lifted their target price on Heidrick & Struggles International to $51.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 27th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $43.50.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Texas Permanent School Fund raised its position in Heidrick & Struggles International by 4.0% in the fourth quarter. Texas Permanent School Fund now owns 12,407 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $387,000 after purchasing an additional 478 shares during the period. Meeder Asset Management Inc. raised its position in Heidrick & Struggles International by 68.6% in the first quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,146 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $82,000 after purchasing an additional 873 shares during the period. United Services Automobile Association raised its position in Heidrick & Struggles International by 16.5% in the fourth quarter. United Services Automobile Association now owns 7,514 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $234,000 after purchasing an additional 1,064 shares during the period. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. raised its position in Heidrick & Struggles International by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc. now owns 194,794 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $6,075,000 after purchasing an additional 1,152 shares during the period. Finally, Mackenzie Financial Corp raised its position in Heidrick & Struggles International by 10.3% in the fourth quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 15,610 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $1,008,000 after purchasing an additional 1,460 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 92.34% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Heidrick & Struggles International stock opened at $39.86 on Thursday. Heidrick & Struggles International has a one year low of $28.25 and a one year high of $45.28. The company has a market cap of $756.70 million, a P/E ratio of 15.82, a P/E/G ratio of 1.14 and a beta of 1.43.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 22nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 8th were given a $0.15 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 7th. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.51%. This is an increase from Heidrick & Struggles International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. Heidrick & Struggles International’s payout ratio is currently 23.81%.

About Heidrick & Struggles International

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides executive search, culture shaping, and leadership consulting services on a retained basis to businesses and business leaders in the Americas, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company enables its clients to build leadership teams by facilitating the recruitment, management, and deployment of senior executives.

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