Insperity, Inc. (NYSE:NSP) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the six brokerages that are covering the stock, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have issued a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $98.00.

NSP has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Roth Capital raised Insperity from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $84.00 to $92.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 1st. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $110.00 price target on shares of Insperity in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research raised Insperity from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $94.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, August 7th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Insperity from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st.

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In other news, EVP Arthur A. Arizpe sold 5,291 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.07, for a total value of $471,269.37. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 18,653 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,661,422.71. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Arthur A. Arizpe sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $85.00, for a total value of $212,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 23,653 shares in the company, valued at $2,010,505. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 60,083 shares of company stock worth $5,029,682. 27.47% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Insperity by 4.7% in the 2nd quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,935,048 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $208,390,000 after purchasing an additional 131,500 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Insperity by 5.5% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,151,051 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $190,691,000 after purchasing an additional 111,896 shares during the period. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. purchased a new position in shares of Insperity in the 3rd quarter worth about $42,234,000. State Street Corp raised its holdings in shares of Insperity by 9.2% in the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 440,908 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $31,305,000 after purchasing an additional 37,007 shares during the period. Finally, Prudential Financial Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Insperity by 8.7% in the 3rd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 419,410 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $36,908,000 after purchasing an additional 33,699 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 81.30% of the company’s stock.

Insperity (NYSE NSP) opened at $100.45 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $2.09 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.50, a PEG ratio of 1.45 and a beta of 0.82. Insperity has a 1-year low of $67.55 and a 1-year high of $104.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 1.10 and a current ratio of 1.16.

Insperity (NYSE:NSP) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $1.14 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.98 by $0.16. The business had revenue of $795.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $786.44 million. Insperity had a return on equity of 94.38% and a net margin of 2.43%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 13.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.78 earnings per share. sell-side analysts anticipate that Insperity will post 3.94 earnings per share for the current year.

Insperity Company Profile

Insperity, Inc provides a range of human resources (HR) and business solutions. The Company’s HR services offerings are provided through its Workforce Optimization and Workforce Synchronization solutions (together, its professional employer organization (PEO) HR Outsourcing solutions), which encompass a range of human resources functions, including payroll and employment administration, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, performance management and training and development services, along with its cloud-based human capital management platform, the Employee Service Center (ESC).

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