Shares of Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) gapped up before the market opened on Tuesday . The stock had previously closed at $38.84, but opened at $39.17. Robert Half International shares last traded at $39.76, with a volume of 303,670 shares traded.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on RHI. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Robert Half International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 5th. Nomura Holdings Inc. initiated coverage on shares of Robert Half International in a report on Tuesday, April 19th. They set a “buy” rating and a $56.00 price objective for the company. Avondale Partners downgraded shares of Robert Half International from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and reduced their target price for the stock from $49.00 to $46.00 in a research note on Wednesday, April 27th. Sterne Agee CRT initiated coverage on shares of Robert Half International in a research note on Monday, March 21st. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $49.00 target price for the company. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Robert Half International in a research note on Monday, June 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.00.

The company has a market capitalization of $5.16 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.51. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $39.22 and a 200-day moving average price of $41.38.

Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 26th. The company reported $0.64 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.64. The company had revenue of $1.30 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.30 billion. The business’s revenue was up 8.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.58 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Robert Half International Inc. will post $2.95 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 25th were issued a dividend of $0.22 per share. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, May 23rd.

Several hedge funds recently made changes to their positions in RHI. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund increased its stake in shares of Robert Half International by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 31,382 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,479,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the last quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Robert Half International by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Twin Capital Management Inc. now owns 57,680 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,719,000 after buying an additional 560 shares during the last quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. increased its stake in shares of Robert Half International by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. I.G. Investment Management LTD. now owns 109,689 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,171,000 after buying an additional 914 shares during the last quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can increased its stake in shares of Robert Half International by 2.9% in the fourth quarter. Great West Life Assurance Co. Can now owns 67,214 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,169,000 after buying an additional 1,871 shares during the last quarter. Finally, GAM Holding AG increased its stake in shares of Robert Half International by 7.6% in the fourth quarter. GAM Holding AG now owns 31,439 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,482,000 after buying an additional 2,225 shares during the last quarter.

Robert Half International Inc provides specialized staffing and risk consulting services. The Company’s divisions are Accountemps, Robert Half Finance & Accounting, OfficeTeam, Robert Half Technology, Robert Half Management Resources, Robert Half Legal, The Creative Group and Protiviti. It operates through three segments: temporary and consultant staffing, permanent placement staffing, and risk consulting and internal audit services.

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