Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the twelve research firms that are covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $46.00.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Robert Half International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. BidaskClub cut shares of Robert Half International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $45.00 price objective on shares of Robert Half International in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Robert Half International in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Robert Half International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 1st.

Shares of Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI) traded down 0.23% during trading on Friday, hitting $43.88. The stock had a trading volume of 613,642 shares. The stock has a market cap of $5.47 billion, a P/E ratio of 17.01 and a beta of 1.23. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $46.72 and its 200-day moving average price is $47.10. Robert Half International has a one year low of $34.42 and a one year high of $50.98.

Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The business services provider reported $0.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $1.31 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.32 billion. Robert Half International had a return on equity of 29.97% and a net margin of 6.29%. Robert Half International’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.71 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Robert Half International will post $2.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Investors of record on Friday, August 25th will be given a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 23rd. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.19%. Robert Half International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 37.21%.

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A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Seven Eight Capital LP boosted its stake in shares of Robert Half International by 134.7% in the second quarter. Seven Eight Capital LP now owns 2,439 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $117,000 after buying an additional 1,400 shares during the period. Van ECK Associates Corp boosted its stake in shares of Robert Half International by 6.4% in the first quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 2,456 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $120,000 after buying an additional 148 shares during the period. Commonwealth Bank of Australia boosted its stake in shares of Robert Half International by 4.4% in the second quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 2,733 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $130,000 after buying an additional 114 shares during the period. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Robert Half International by 89.1% in the first quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC now owns 2,819 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $138,000 after buying an additional 1,328 shares during the period. Finally, Lazard Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Robert Half International during the first quarter worth $148,000. 84.72% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Robert Half International Company Profile

Robert Half International Inc provides specialized staffing and risk consulting services. The Company provides these services through its divisions, including Accountemps, Robert Half Finance & Accounting, OfficeTeam, Robert Half Technology, Robert Half Management Resources, Robert Half Legal, The Creative Group and Protiviti.

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