Brokerages predict that Insperity, Inc. (NYSE:NSP) will post earnings of $0.93 per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Four analysts have made estimates for Insperity’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.94 and the lowest is $0.92. Insperity posted earnings of $0.58 per share in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year over year growth rate of 60.3%. The business is scheduled to report its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 12th.

On average, analysts expect that Insperity will report full year earnings of $4.72 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.70 to $4.73. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $5.29 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.21 to $5.38. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Insperity.

Insperity (NYSE:NSP) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $1.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.16. The firm had revenue of $795.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $786.44 million. Insperity had a return on equity of 94.38% and a net margin of 2.43%. The company’s revenue was up 13.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.78 EPS.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $112.00 price objective on shares of Insperity in a report on Friday, November 10th. SunTrust Banks restated a “hold” rating and issued a $110.00 price objective on shares of Insperity in a report on Friday, November 3rd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research cut Insperity from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub cut Insperity from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. Insperity has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $101.20.

Insperity (NYSE NSP) traded down $1.45 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $114.95. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 144,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 141,124. The company has a market cap of $2,426.11, a PE ratio of 31.12, a PEG ratio of 1.61 and a beta of 0.92. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 1.16 and a current ratio of 1.16. Insperity has a 52-week low of $69.20 and a 52-week high of $118.50.

Insperity’s stock is going to split on the morning of Monday, December 18th. The 2-1 split was announced on Thursday, November 16th. The newly created shares will be payable to shareholders after the market closes on Friday, December 15th.

Insperity declared that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Thursday, November 16th that allows the company to buyback 500,000 shares. This buyback authorization allows the business services provider to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are typically a sign that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

The firm also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 18th. Investors of record on Monday, December 4th will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 1st. Insperity’s payout ratio is currently 32.35%.

In related news, President Richard G. Rawson sold 8,419 shares of Insperity stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $114.84, for a total transaction of $966,837.96. Following the completion of the transaction, the president now owns 97,410 shares in the company, valued at $11,186,564.40. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Arthur A. Arizpe sold 5,000 shares of Insperity stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $117.01, for a total value of $585,050.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have purchased 586,667 shares of company stock valued at $105,600 and have sold 357,209 shares valued at $14,933,644. Company insiders own 13.92% of the company’s stock.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Suntrust Banks Inc. lifted its position in Insperity by 1.6% during the second quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 3,457 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $244,000 after acquiring an additional 53 shares during the last quarter. Albion Financial Group UT lifted its position in Insperity by 1.8% during the second quarter. Albion Financial Group UT now owns 3,358 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $238,000 after acquiring an additional 60 shares during the last quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. lifted its position in Insperity by 1.5% during the second quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 5,868 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $417,000 after acquiring an additional 86 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Group LLC lifted its position in Insperity by 2.4% during the second quarter. Renaissance Group LLC now owns 4,010 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $285,000 after acquiring an additional 93 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC lifted its position in Insperity by 2.7% during the second quarter. Wedge Capital Management L L P NC now owns 3,598 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $255,000 after acquiring an additional 96 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 80.38% of the company’s stock.

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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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