Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI)‘s stock had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by investment analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada in a note issued to investors on Friday.

A number of other analysts also recently weighed in on the stock. BMO Capital Markets increased their target price on shares of Robert Half International from $45.00 to $49.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Friday, July 14th. BidaskClub raised shares of Robert Half International from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Robert Half International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. SunTrust Banks, Inc. downgraded shares of Robert Half International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Robert Half International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $49.40.

Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The business services provider reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.66 by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $1.31 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.32 billion. Robert Half International had a net margin of 6.29% and a return on equity of 29.97%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.71 EPS.

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Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Robert Half International in the 1st quarter worth about $2,817,000. Legal & General Group Plc increased its holdings in Robert Half International by 8.7% in the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 705,577 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $33,819,000 after acquiring an additional 56,578 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. increased its holdings in Robert Half International by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 1,328,705 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $63,685,000 after acquiring an additional 6,176 shares during the last quarter. Todd Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in Robert Half International by 2.3% in the 2nd quarter. Todd Asset Management LLC now owns 298,283 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $14,297,000 after acquiring an additional 6,581 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased its holdings in Robert Half International by 50.9% in the 1st quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 501,786 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $24,502,000 after acquiring an additional 169,205 shares during the last quarter. 84.10% of the stock is owned by 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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