Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY)’s share price traded up 4.8% on Friday . The stock traded as high as $21.53 and last traded at $21.34, with a volume of 252,240 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $20.37.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. TheStreet lowered Korn/Ferry International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. Macquarie raised Korn/Ferry International from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $40.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Friday, April 8th. Piper Jaffray Cos. reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $25.00 target price (down previously from $31.00) on shares of Korn/Ferry International in a research note on Thursday. Zacks Investment Research lowered Korn/Ferry International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, June 17th. Finally, Robert W. Baird lowered Korn/Ferry International from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and cut their target price for the company from $35.00 to $27.00 in a research note on Thursday, June 16th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $33.75.

The firm has a market cap of $1.22 billion and a P/E ratio of 36.79. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $25.29 and a 200-day moving average price of $28.09.

Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, June 15th. The company reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.54 by $0.04. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.51 earnings per share. The business had revenue of $417.20 million for the quarter. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 47.8% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Korn/Ferry International will post $2.42 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, July 15th. Investors of record on Monday, June 27th will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 23rd. This represents a $0.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.88%.

In other news, CFO Robert P. Rozek acquired 1,500 shares of Korn/Ferry International stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 28th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $19.05 per share, for a total transaction of $28,575.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 76,558 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,458,429.90. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Robert P. Rozek acquired 3,000 shares of Korn/Ferry International stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 24th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $21.82 per share, for a total transaction of $65,460.00. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 73,058 shares in the company, valued at $1,594,125.56. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

A number of large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Russell Frank Co raised its stake in shares of Korn/Ferry International by 10.5% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 30,707 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,030,000 after buying an additional 2,912 shares in the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Korn/Ferry International by 3.3% in the fourth quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 31,275 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,038,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares in the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake in shares of Korn/Ferry International by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 93,404 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,099,000 after buying an additional 1,431 shares in the last quarter. Swiss National Bank raised its stake in shares of Korn/Ferry International by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 69,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,306,000 after buying an additional 1,300 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers raised its stake in shares of Korn/Ferry International by 4.6% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 74,474 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,471,000 after buying an additional 3,275 shares in the last quarter.

Korn/Ferry International offers leadership and talent consulting services. The Company provides executive recruitment, leadership development, enterprise learning, succession planning and recruitment process outsourcing. Its business segments include Executive Recruitment, Leadership & Talent Consulting (LTC), and Professional Search and Recruitment Process Outsourcing (Futurestep).

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