Legal & General Group Plc boosted its stake in shares of Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSII) by 12.6% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 34,684 shares of the business services provider’s stock after buying an additional 3,880 shares during the quarter. Legal & General Group Plc owned approximately 0.18% of Heidrick & Struggles International worth $755,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in HSII. Mason Street Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in Heidrick & Struggles International by 7.0% during the 1st quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC now owns 4,345 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $114,000 after buying an additional 284 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Heidrick & Struggles International by 2.1% in the 1st quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 7,164 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $188,000 after buying an additional 147 shares during the last quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Heidrick & Struggles International in the second quarter valued at about $220,000. Arizona State Retirement System increased its stake in shares of Heidrick & Struggles International by 2.1% in the first quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 9,726 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $256,000 after buying an additional 200 shares during the period. Finally, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans increased its stake in shares of Heidrick & Struggles International by 4.5% in the first quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 10,470 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $276,000 after buying an additional 450 shares during the period. 84.16% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (HSII) opened at 21.65 on Wednesday. Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. has a 52-week low of $17.37 and a 52-week high of $27.10. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $18.91 and its 200 day moving average is $21.50. The firm’s market capitalization is $406.67 million.

Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 24th. The business services provider reported $0.33 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 company had revenue of $152.21 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $157.01 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.35 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. will post ($0.30) EPS for the current year.

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A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on HSII. ValuEngine downgraded Heidrick & Struggles International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued 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 report on Thursday, July 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Heidrick & Struggles International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, Barrington Research downgraded shares of Heidrick & Struggles International from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a hold rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $25.00.

About Heidrick & Struggles International

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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