Hill International, Inc. (NYSE:HIL) was downgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report released on Saturday.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Hill International from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $5.50 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 31st.

Hill International (NYSE:HIL) traded down 1.83% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $5.35. The stock had a trading volume of 192,724 shares. The stock’s market capitalization is $277.55 million. Hill International has a 52 week low of $1.95 and a 52 week high of $5.70. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $4.87 and its 200-day moving average price is $4.67.

Hill International (NYSE:HIL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 3rd. The business services provider reported ($0.03) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.05 by $0.08. The business had revenue of $95.91 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $100.60 million. Hill International had a negative net margin of 5.54% and a negative return on equity of 9.58%. Equities analysts anticipate that Hill International will post $0.09 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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In other Hill International news, Director David Sgro acquired 15,864 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 16th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $4.53 per share, with a total value of $71,863.92. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Alan S. Fellheimer sold 22,727 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $4.90, for a total value of $111,362.30. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 105,253 shares in the company, valued at $515,739.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 13.60% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its position in Hill International by 2.1% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 462,600 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,012,000 after buying an additional 9,700 shares during the period. Norges Bank purchased a new position in Hill International during the fourth quarter worth $228,000. Engine Capital Management LLC increased its position in Hill International by 24,106.2% in the first quarter. Engine Capital Management LLC now owns 1,656,670 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $6,875,000 after buying an additional 1,649,826 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in Hill International by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,090,809 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $9,095,000 after buying an additional 10,201 shares during the period. Finally, Rutabaga Capital Management LLC MA increased its position in Hill International by 2.0% in the first quarter. Rutabaga Capital Management LLC MA now owns 1,886,388 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $7,829,000 after buying an additional 36,150 shares during the period. 53.54% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Hill International

Hill International, Inc is a professional services firm. The Company provides program management, project management, construction management and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets worldwide. It operates in Project Management Group segment.

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