Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSII) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a hold rating on the company. The average 1 year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $25.00.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on HSII. ValuEngine cut Heidrick & Struggles International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and set a $25.00 price objective (down from $27.00) on shares of Heidrick & Struggles International in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. BidaskClub cut Heidrick & Struggles International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut Heidrick & Struggles International from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, TheStreet cut Heidrick & Struggles International from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its stake in Heidrick & Struggles International by 0.3% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 14,915 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $324,000 after buying an additional 39 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its stake in Heidrick & Struggles International by 1.9% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 449,811 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $9,784,000 after buying an additional 8,193 shares during the last quarter. Zurich Insurance Group Ltd FI bought a new stake in Heidrick & Struggles International in the second quarter valued at $868,000. Voya Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in Heidrick & Struggles International by 144.7% in the second quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 26,678 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $580,000 after buying an additional 15,777 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its stake in Heidrick & Struggles International by 8.3% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,378,516 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $29,983,000 after buying an additional 106,191 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 84.16% of the company’s stock.

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Heidrick & Struggles International (HSII) opened at 18.90 on Thursday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $18.39 and a 200 day moving average of $22.01. The firm’s market capitalization is $355.02 million. Heidrick & Struggles International has a 52 week low of $17.37 and a 52 week 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 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ 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 firm had revenue of $152.21 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $157.01 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.35 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Heidrick & Struggles International will post ($0.30) earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 18th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 4th were paid a $0.13 dividend. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 2nd. Heidrick & Struggles International’s payout ratio is -96.29%.

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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