Press coverage about Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Heidrick & Struggles International earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 46.2318344316703 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

HSII has been the topic of several recent research reports. ValuEngine raised Heidrick & Struggles International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. BidaskClub cut Heidrick & Struggles International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $25.00 price objective (down from $27.00) on shares of Heidrick & Struggles International in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Barrington Research cut Heidrick & Struggles International from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, TheStreet cut Heidrick & Struggles International from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have given a hold rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.00.

Shares of Heidrick & Struggles International (HSII) traded up 0.56% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $18.05. The stock had a trading volume of 53,337 shares. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $18.97 and a 200-day moving average of $22.13. The stock’s market cap is $339.05 million. Heidrick & Struggles International has a one year low of $17.37 and a one year high of $27.10.

Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 24th. The business services provider reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.03. Heidrick & Struggles International had a positive return on equity of 8.25% and a negative net margin of 1.66%. The company had revenue of $152.21 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $157.01 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.35 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect 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. Investors of record on Friday, August 4th were given a dividend of $0.13 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 2nd. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.88%. Heidrick & Struggles International’s payout ratio is -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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