Brokerages expect Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) to report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.69 for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Five analysts have provided estimates for Robert Half International’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.67 and the highest is $0.72. Robert Half International reported earnings of $0.71 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a negative year-over-year growth rate of 2.8%. The firm is expected to announce its next earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th.

On average, analysts expect that Robert Half International will report full year earnings of $2.62 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.56 to $2.70. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the firm will report earnings of $2.82 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.68 to $3.00. Zacks’ earnings per share calculations are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow Robert Half International.

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

RHI has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. BMO Capital Markets raised their price target on Robert Half International from $45.00 to $49.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, July 14th. Zacks Investment Research cut Robert Half International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. ValuEngine cut Robert Half International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 1st. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Robert Half International in a report on Friday, July 14th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Robert Half International from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Robert Half International currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $47.86.

Shares of Robert Half International (NYSE RHI) traded up 1.58% on Friday, reaching $45.56. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 254,866 shares. Robert Half International has a 52 week low of $34.42 and a 52 week high of $50.98. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $44.63 and a 200 day moving average of $46.70. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.68 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.66 and a beta of 1.24.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 25th will be paid a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 23rd. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.14%. Robert Half International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 37.21%.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Seven Eight Capital LP boosted its position in shares of Robert Half International by 134.7% in the 2nd 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 during the last quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp boosted its position in shares of Robert Half International by 6.4% in the 1st quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 2,456 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $120,000 after purchasing an additional 148 shares during the last quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia boosted its position in shares of Robert Half International by 4.4% in the 2nd 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 during the last quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Robert Half International by 89.1% in the 1st quarter. TrimTabs Asset Management LLC now owns 2,819 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $138,000 after purchasing an additional 1,328 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Lazard Asset Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Robert Half International in the 1st quarter worth $148,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 84.12% of the company’s stock.

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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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