Shares of Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSII) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have assigned a hold recommendation and one has given a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $25.33.

Several analysts have commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Heidrick & Struggles International from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $28.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Monday. SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a “hold” rating and set a $23.00 price objective on shares of Heidrick & Struggles International in a research note on Friday, October 20th. ValuEngine cut shares of Heidrick & Struggles International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. TheStreet cut shares of Heidrick & Struggles International from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Barrington Research cut shares of Heidrick & Struggles International from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Paradice Investment Management LLC lifted its stake in Heidrick & Struggles International by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Paradice Investment Management LLC now owns 895,690 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $19,481,000 after acquiring an additional 6,600 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Heidrick & Struggles International by 7.9% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 993,314 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $26,173,000 after purchasing an additional 72,798 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank lifted its stake in shares of Heidrick & Struggles International by 6.2% in the 1st quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 29,000 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $764,000 after purchasing an additional 1,700 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Heidrick & Struggles International by 2.1% in the 1st quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 7,164 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $188,000 after purchasing an additional 147 shares during the period. Finally, Systematic Financial Management LP lifted its stake in shares of Heidrick & Struggles International by 14.8% in the 2nd quarter. Systematic Financial Management LP now owns 639,145 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $13,901,000 after purchasing an additional 82,174 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 84.24% of the company’s stock.

Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $159.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $152.78 million. Heidrick & Struggles International had a negative net margin of 1.42% and a positive return on equity of 8.85%. Heidrick & Struggles International’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.37 EPS.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.13 per share. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 2nd. Heidrick & Struggles International’s payout ratio is -108.33%.

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Heidrick & Struggles International Company Profile

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc is an advisory firm providing executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services to businesses and business leaders around the world. Its segments include Executive Search, Leadership Consulting and Culture Shaping. It operates its executive search services in three geographic regions: the Americas (which includes the countries in North and South America); Europe (which includes the continents of Europe and Africa), and Asia Pacific (which includes Asia and the region generally known as the Middle East).

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