Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) CEO Harold M. Messmer, Jr. sold 100,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.31, for a total value of $5,231,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Shares of Robert Half International Inc. (RHI) traded up $0.31 on Wednesday, reaching $52.74. The company had a trading volume of 670,260 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,103,457. The company has a market cap of $6,549.53, a P/E ratio of 20.49 and a beta of 1.29. Robert Half International Inc. has a 52-week low of $37.95 and a 52-week high of $53.50.

Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The business services provider reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.70 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $1.32 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.34 billion. Robert Half International had a return on equity of 29.13% and a net margin of 6.20%. Robert Half International’s quarterly revenue was down 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.71 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Robert Half International Inc. will post 2.58 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Friday, November 24th will be paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 22nd. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.82%. Robert Half International’s payout ratio is currently 37.65%.

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A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Robert Half International by 405.1% in the third quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,995 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $100,000 after purchasing an additional 1,600 shares in the last quarter. Seven Eight Capital LP grew its stake in shares of Robert Half International by 134.7% in the second quarter. Seven Eight Capital LP now owns 2,439 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $117,000 after purchasing an additional 1,400 shares in the last quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia grew its stake in shares of Robert Half International by 4.4% in the second quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia now owns 2,733 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $130,000 after purchasing an additional 114 shares in the last quarter. Bremer Trust National Association bought a new position in shares of Robert Half International in the third quarter worth $205,000. Finally, Smithfield Trust Co. bought a new position in shares of Robert Half International in the third quarter worth $206,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.22% of the company’s stock.

RHI has been the topic of several research reports. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and set a $45.00 price target on shares of Robert Half International in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Robert Half International in a research report on Friday, July 14th. BidaskClub lowered Robert Half International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Robert Half International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, ValuEngine raised 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 given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Robert Half International currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.88.

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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