Equities research analysts expect that Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP) will report $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Four analysts have issued estimates for Insperity’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.46 to $0.47. Insperity reported earnings of $0.29 per share in the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 58.6%. The business is expected to report its next earnings report on Monday, February 12th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Insperity will report full year earnings of $2.36 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.35 to $2.37. For the next year, analysts forecast that the business will report earnings of $2.65 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.60 to $2.69. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Insperity.

Insperity (NYSE:NSP) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The business services provider reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.08. The firm 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% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.39 earnings per share.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on NSP. Robert W. Baird reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $56.00 price target on shares of Insperity in a report on Friday, November 10th. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $55.00 price target on shares of Insperity in a report on Friday, November 3rd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Insperity from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $50.60.

In other Insperity news, Director Dave Eto acquired 166,667 shares of Insperity stock in a transaction on Friday, October 20th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $0.18 per share, with a total value of $30,000.06. Also, EVP Arthur A. Arizpe sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $117.01, for a total transaction of $585,050.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 141,118 shares of company stock valued at $14,047,005. 13.92% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its stake in Insperity by 17.7% in the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 1,445 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $103,000 after acquiring an additional 217 shares during the last quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. boosted its stake in Insperity by 18.6% in the second quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. now owns 1,608 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $114,000 after acquiring an additional 252 shares during the last quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale boosted its stake in Insperity by 78.2% in the third quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 1,611 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $134,000 after acquiring an additional 707 shares during the last quarter. Profund Advisors LLC boosted its stake in Insperity by 18.0% in the second quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 3,045 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $216,000 after acquiring an additional 465 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Amalgamated Bank bought a new position in Insperity in the third quarter valued at approximately $220,000. 40.29% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Insperity (NYSE NSP) traded down $0.50 on Monday, reaching $59.05. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 128,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 215,011. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 1.16 and a quick ratio of 1.16. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,461.54, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.83, a PEG ratio of 1.42 and a beta of 0.93. Insperity has a 52 week low of $34.60 and a 52 week high of $61.47.

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

Insperity announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase plan on Thursday, November 16th that authorizes the company to repurchase 500,000 shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the business services provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

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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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