Analysts expect Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) to post earnings of $0.63 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Five analysts have issued estimates for Robert Half International’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.62 and the highest is $0.64. Robert Half International reported earnings of $0.61 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year-over-year growth rate of 3.3%. The business is scheduled to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Robert Half International will report full-year earnings of $2.58 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.56 to $2.59. For the next financial year, analysts expect that the firm will post earnings of $2.94 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.73 to $3.32. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS calculations are an average based on a survey of research analysts that cover Robert Half International.

Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 24th. The business services provider reported $0.68 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.70 by ($0.02). Robert Half International had a net margin of 6.20% and a return on equity of 29.13%. The business had revenue of $1.32 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.34 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.71 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.0% on a year-over-year basis.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Robert W. Baird boosted their price objective on shares of Robert Half International from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Robert Half International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 26th. BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on shares of Robert Half International from $49.00 to $53.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. ValuEngine raised shares of Robert Half International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Robert Half International in a research note on Friday, October 13th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $53.67.

In other Robert Half International news, CEO Harold M. Messmer, Jr. sold 100,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $52.31, for a total value of $5,231,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, insider Robert W. Glass sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.93, for a total transaction of $274,650.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 321,428 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $17,656,040.04. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.40% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in RHI. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. grew its stake in Robert Half International by 405.1% in the 3rd quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,995 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $100,000 after buying an additional 1,600 shares in the last quarter. Seven Eight Capital LP grew its stake in 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 buying an additional 1,400 shares in the last quarter. Commonwealth Bank of Australia grew its stake in 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 buying an additional 114 shares in the last quarter. Globeflex Capital L P purchased a new position in Robert Half International in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $197,000. Finally, Bremer Trust National Association purchased a new position in Robert Half International in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $205,000. 85.24% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Robert Half International (NYSE RHI) traded up $1.42 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $57.12. 1,236,183 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 735,745. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,064.71, a PE ratio of 22.40 and a beta of 1.33. Robert Half International has a 12 month low of $42.92 and a 12 month high of $57.67.

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About Robert Half International

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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