Shares of CEB Inc. (NYSE:CEB) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the ten analysts that are presently covering the stock. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $40.54.

A number of research analysts recently commented on CEB shares. Cantor Fitzgerald reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of CEB in a research note on Friday, August 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of CEB from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Rice Hall James & Associates LLC raised its position in shares of CEB by 1.4% in the second quarter. Rice Hall James & Associates LLC now owns 259,186 shares of the company’s stock worth $15,987,000 after buying an additional 3,598 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of CEB by 8.5% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 12,819 shares of the company’s stock worth $829,000 after buying an additional 1,003 shares during the period. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of CEB by 18.7% in the first quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc. now owns 19,830 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,284,000 after buying an additional 3,125 shares during the period. Parametrica Management Ltd purchased a new stake in shares of CEB during the second quarter worth $324,000. Finally, BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. increased its stake in shares of CEB by 1.3% in the first quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 959,714 shares of the company’s stock worth $62,122,000 after buying an additional 12,613 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 98.33% of the company’s stock.

CEB (NYSE:CEB) traded up 0.866% on Friday, hitting $53.015. 103,436 shares of the stock were exchanged. CEB has a 1-year low of $49.27 and a 1-year high of $78.21. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $55.32 and a 200 day moving average price of $60.71. The company has a market capitalization of $1.71 billion, a PE ratio of 27.961 and a beta of 1.79.

CEB (NYSE:CEB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 26th. The company reported $0.97 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.93 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $251.10 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $244.57 million. CEB had a net margin of 6.65% and a return on equity of 3,169.99%. CEB’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.19 EPS. Analysts anticipate that CEB will post $4.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 15th were given a dividend of $0.4125 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, September 13th. This represents a $1.65 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.14%. CEB’s payout ratio is presently 87.77%.

About CEB

CEB Inc, formerly The Corporate Executive Board Company, is a member-based advisory company. The Company operates through two segments: SHL Talent Measurement and CEB. Its SHL Talent Measurement provides cloud-based solutions for talent assessment and talent mobility, and decision support, as well as professional services to support those solutions.

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