Media stories about Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Heidrick & Struggles International earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the business services provider an impact score of 48.2126386459136 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Several brokerages have weighed in on HSII. SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of Heidrick & Struggles International in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised Heidrick & Struggles International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 27th. ValuEngine lowered Heidrick & Struggles International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. TheStreet lowered Heidrick & Struggles International from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Barrington Research lowered Heidrick & Struggles International from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the stock. Heidrick & Struggles International currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $24.00.

Shares of Heidrick & Struggles International (HSII) traded down 1.41% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $24.40. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 98,444 shares. Heidrick & Struggles International has a 52-week low of $17.37 and a 52-week high of $27.10. The company’s market capitalization is $458.33 million. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $20.69 and a 200-day moving average price of $20.94.

Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.09. Heidrick & Struggles International had a positive return on equity of 8.85% and a negative net margin of 1.42%. The firm had revenue of $159.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $152.78 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.37 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that Heidrick & Struggles International will post ($0.24) EPS for the current year.

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 given a $0.13 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 2nd. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.13%. 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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