Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASDAQ:HSII) shares saw unusually-high trading volume on Thursday . Approximately 99,686 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 9% from the previous session’s volume of 91,245 shares.The stock last traded at $17.70 and had previously closed at $17.65.

HSII has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Heidrick & Struggles International from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 29th. TheStreet lowered Heidrick & Struggles International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 4th.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $17.68 and a 200 day moving average of $21.48. The firm has a market capitalization of $327.78 million and a PE ratio of 21.87.

Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) last released its earnings results on Monday, April 25th. The company reported $0.07 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.22 by $0.15. The firm earned $130.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $125.24 million. The firm’s revenue was up 13.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.18 EPS. On average, analysts predict that Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. will post $0.97 earnings per share for the current year.

Several large investors recently made changes to their positions in HSII. First Trust Advisors LP bought a new stake in shares of Heidrick & Struggles International during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,666,000. WBI Investments Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Heidrick & Struggles International during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,088,000. EAM Investors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Heidrick & Struggles International during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,054,000. Boston Partners boosted its stake in shares of Heidrick & Struggles International by 4.9% in the fourth quarter. Boston Partners now owns 644,369 shares of the company’s stock worth $17,540,000 after buying an additional 30,112 shares during the period. Finally, Russell Frank Co boosted its stake in shares of Heidrick & Struggles International by 47.8% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 88,907 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,490,000 after buying an additional 28,771 shares during the period.

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc (Heidrick & Struggles) is an advisory firm providing executive search culture shaping and leadership consulting services to businesses and business leaders across the world. The Company operates its executive search and leadership consulting services in three geographic regions, including the Americas (which include the countries in North and South America), Europe (which includes the continents of Europe and Africa) and Asia Pacific (which includes Asia and the Middle East).

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