Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report issued on Tuesday, Zacks.com reports.

According to Zacks, “Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. serves the executive talent and leadership needs of the world’s top organizations as the premier provider of leadership consulting, culture shaping and senior-level executive search services. Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. is one of the leading global executive search firms. With years of experience in fulfilling their clients’ leadership needs, Heidrick & Struggles offers and conducts executive search services in every major business center in the world. It is the premier provider of senior-level Executive Search, Culture Shaping and Leadership Consulting services. They have focused on quality service and built strong leadership teams through their relationships with clients and individuals worldwide. Heidrick & Struggles’ leadership experts operate from principal business centers in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific. “

Several other equities analysts have also commented on the company. ValuEngine lowered Heidrick & Struggles International from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Thursday, April 30th. BidaskClub lowered Heidrick & Struggles International from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research report on Friday, June 19th. SunTrust Banks lowered their price objective on Heidrick & Struggles International from $28.00 to $25.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a research report on Friday, April 3rd. Credit Suisse Group raised their price objective on Heidrick & Struggles International from $18.00 to $22.00 and gave the company a neutral rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 28th. Finally, Barrington Research lowered Heidrick & Struggles International from an outperform rating to a market perform rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 29th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $25.75.

NASDAQ:HSII opened at $21.35 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $415.46 million, a P/E ratio of 9.62, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.61 and a beta of 1.05. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $21.53 and its 200 day simple moving average is $25.26. Heidrick & Struggles International has a twelve month low of $17.99 and a twelve month high of $33.21. The company has a quick ratio of 2.14, a current ratio of 2.14 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57.

Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 27th. The business services provider reported $0.44 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.55 by ($0.11). The company had revenue of $171.48 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $167.60 million. Heidrick & Struggles International had a net margin of 6.00% and a return on equity of 15.64%. On average, analysts expect that Heidrick & Struggles International will post 0.81 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Rhumbline Advisers raised its position in Heidrick & Struggles International by 5.1% in the 4th quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 64,172 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,086,000 after buying an additional 3,125 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank raised its position in Heidrick & Struggles International by 1.9% in the 4th quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 36,600 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,190,000 after buying an additional 700 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp raised its position in Heidrick & Struggles International by 4.4% in the 4th quarter. State Street Corp now owns 570,107 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $18,528,000 after buying an additional 23,776 shares during the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its position in Heidrick & Struggles International by 11.9% in the 4th quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 66,738 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,169,000 after buying an additional 7,102 shares during the last quarter. Finally, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. raised its position in Heidrick & Struggles International by 17.7% in the 4th quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 6,491 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $211,000 after buying an additional 975 shares during the last quarter. 91.91% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Heidrick & Struggles International Company Profile

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides executive search and consulting services to businesses and business leaders in the Americas, Europe, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company enables its clients to build leadership teams by facilitating the recruitment, management, and development of senior executives.

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