Hill International Inc. (NYSE:HIL) – Stock analysts at KeyCorp lowered their FY2016 earnings estimates for shares of Hill International in a report issued on Tuesday. KeyCorp analyst T. Afzal now anticipates that the brokerage will post earnings of ($0.06) per share for the year, down from their previous forecast of $0.26. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Hill International’s Q4 2016 earnings at $0.01 EPS.

Several other brokerages have also commented on HIL. TheStreet lowered Hill International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Zacks Investment Research lowered Hill International from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 25th.

Earnings History and Estimates for Hill International (NYSE:HIL)

Shares of Hill International (NYSE:HIL) traded down 5.00% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $3.80. The stock had a trading volume of 53,468 shares. The firm has a market cap of $196.64 million, a PE ratio of 40.86 and a beta of 0.90. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $4.03 and a 200 day moving average price of $4.22. Hill International has a 52-week low of $1.95 and a 52-week high of $4.68.

Hill International (NYSE:HIL) last issued its earnings results on Monday, November 14th. The company reported ($0.13) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.09 by $0.22. Hill International had a negative return on equity of 0.24% and a negative net margin of 0.71%. The company earned $148 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $160.37 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.06 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 6.7% compared to the same quarter last year.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of HIL. Rutabaga Capital Management LLC MA raised its stake in Hill International by 4.1% in the third quarter. Rutabaga Capital Management LLC MA now owns 1,850,238 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,123,000 after buying an additional 73,300 shares during the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake in Hill International by 1.0% in the third quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 68,459 shares of the company’s stock worth $316,000 after buying an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers raised its stake in Hill International by 0.6% in the third quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 34,113 shares of the company’s stock worth $157,000 after buying an additional 210 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its stake in Hill International by 8.0% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 906,612 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,179,000 after buying an additional 67,535 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Icon Advisers Inc. Co. raised its stake in Hill International by 9.0% in the third quarter. Icon Advisers Inc. Co. now owns 652,501 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,008,000 after buying an additional 54,068 shares during the last quarter. 48.28% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In related news, Chairman Irvin E. Richter sold 18,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.46, for a total value of $80,280.00. Following the sale, the chairman now owns 4,769,281 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $21,270,993.26. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Chairman Irvin E. Richter sold 12,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.46, for a total value of $53,520.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now directly owns 4,747,238 shares in the company, valued at approximately $21,172,681.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 25.30% of the company’s stock.

Hill International Company Profile

Hill International, Inc (Hill) is a professional services firm. The Company provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets. The Company operates in two segments: Project Management Group and Construction Claims Group.

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