Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASDAQ:HSII) – Equities research analysts at Barrington Research dropped their Q4 2016 EPS estimates for shares of Heidrick & Struggles International in a note issued to investors on Tuesday. Barrington Research analyst K. Steinke now forecasts that the brokerage will post earnings of $0.20 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.25.

Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 24th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.03. The firm earned $143.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $145.63 million. Heidrick & Struggles International had a net margin of 2.76% and a return on equity of 6.55%. Heidrick & Struggles International’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.40 earnings per share.

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A number of other equities analysts have also recently issued reports on HSII. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Heidrick & Struggles International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 27th. Deutsche Bank AG started coverage on shares of Heidrick & Struggles International in a research report on Wednesday, August 17th. They set a “hold” rating and a $19.00 price target on the stock. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Heidrick & Struggles International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, November 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $26.00.

Shares of Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) opened at 21.00 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $390.22 million, a PE ratio of 24.36 and a beta of 1.52. Heidrick & Struggles International has a one year low of $16.23 and a one year high of $30.62. The company has a 50-day moving average of $19.68 and a 200-day moving average of $18.72.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 18th. Investors of record on Friday, November 4th were issued a dividend of $0.13 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, November 2nd. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.48%. Heidrick & Struggles International’s payout ratio is 60.47%.

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Emerald Acquisition Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Heidrick & Struggles International during the second quarter worth approximately $917,000. Societe Generale bought a new stake in shares of Heidrick & Struggles International during the second quarter worth approximately $797,000. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC raised its stake in shares of Heidrick & Struggles International by 196.5% in the second quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 42,445 shares of the company’s stock worth $716,000 after buying an additional 28,128 shares during the last quarter. Strs Ohio raised its stake in shares of Heidrick & Struggles International by 8.2% in the second quarter. Strs Ohio now owns 31,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $531,000 after buying an additional 2,400 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Smith Asset Management Group LP raised its stake in shares of Heidrick & Struggles International by 3.2% in the second quarter. Smith Asset Management Group LP now owns 90,070 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,520,000 after buying an additional 2,800 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 87.36% of the company’s stock.

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Heidrick & Struggles International Company Profile

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc (Heidrick & Struggles) is an advisory firm providing executive search culture shaping and leadership consulting services to businesses and business leaders across the world. The Company operates its executive search and leadership consulting services in three geographic regions, including the Americas (which include the countries in North and South America), Europe (which includes the continents of Europe and Africa) and Asia Pacific (which includes Asia and the Middle East).

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