Hill International Inc. (NYSE:HIL) – Analysts at William Blair decreased their FY2017 earnings estimates for shares of Hill International in a research note issued to investors on Wednesday. William Blair analyst C. Jacobson now forecasts that the firm will post earnings of $0.23 per share for the year, down from their prior estimate of $0.33.

Hill International (NYSE:HIL) last announced its earnings results on Monday, November 14th. The company reported ($0.13) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.09 by $0.22. Hill International had a negative net margin of 0.71% and a negative return on equity of 0.24%. The business had revenue of $148 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $160.37 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.06 EPS. Hill International’s revenue for the quarter was down 6.7% on a year-over-year basis.

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Other equities analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Hill International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 5th. TheStreet lowered shares of Hill International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday.

Hill International (NYSE:HIL) opened at 4.00 on Thursday. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $4.03 and its 200-day moving average is $4.22. The company has a market cap of $206.99 million, a P/E ratio of 43.01 and a beta of 0.90. Hill International has a 52 week low of $1.95 and a 52 week high of $4.68.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in shares of Hill International by 1.3% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 2,119,332 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,770,000 after buying an additional 26,225 shares during the period. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. increased its stake in shares of Hill International by 81.0% in the second quarter. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc. now owns 1,899,105 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,729,000 after buying an additional 849,610 shares during the period. Rutabaga Capital Management LLC MA increased its stake in shares of 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 valued at $7,123,000 after buying an additional 73,300 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Hill International by 3.0% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,231,727 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,014,000 after buying an additional 35,297 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its stake in shares of Hill International by 8.0% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 906,612 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,179,000 after buying an additional 67,535 shares during the period. 48.28% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other news, Chairman Irvin E. Richter sold 18,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.46, for a total transaction of $80,280.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 4,769,281 shares in the company, valued at approximately $21,270,993.26. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Irvin E. Richter sold 12,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.46, for a total transaction of $53,520.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 4,747,238 shares in the company, valued at $21,172,681.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 25.30% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

About Hill International

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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