Press coverage about Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Heidrick & Struggles International earned a news impact score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 46.2348280207992 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on HSII shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Heidrick & Struggles International from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $25.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Friday, April 28th. TheStreet cut Heidrick & Struggles International from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Barrington Research cut Heidrick & Struggles International from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. BidaskClub cut Heidrick & Struggles International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Heidrick & Struggles International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $25.00.

Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ HSII) traded up 0.14% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $18.20. The company had a trading volume of 79,379 shares. Heidrick & Struggles International has a 12 month low of $17.37 and a 12 month high of $27.10. The firm’s market capitalization is $341.87 million. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $19.81 and its 200 day moving average price is $22.31.

Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The business services provider reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.03. Heidrick & Struggles International had a negative net margin of 1.66% and a positive return on equity of 8.25%. The firm had revenue of $152.21 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $157.01 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.35 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Heidrick & Struggles International will post ($0.30) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 18th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 4th were paid a $0.13 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 2nd. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.86%. Heidrick & Struggles International’s dividend payout ratio is currently -96.29%.

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Heidrick & Struggles International Company Profile

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc is an advisory firm providing executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services to businesses and business leaders around the world. Its segments include Executive Search, Leadership Consulting and Culture Shaping. It operates its executive search services in three geographic regions: the Americas (which includes the countries in North and South America); Europe (which includes the continents of Europe and Africa), and Asia Pacific (which includes Asia and the region generally known as the Middle East).

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