Shares of Insperity Inc. (NYSE:NSP) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $81.24 and last traded at $80.92, with a volume of 120,239 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $79.18.

Several analysts have recently commented on the company. First Analysis lowered Insperity from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $84.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Thursday, July 7th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Insperity from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 6th. Roth Capital increased their price objective on Insperity from $72.00 to $76.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 3rd. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Insperity in a report on Monday, May 2nd.

The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $76.18 and a 200 day moving average price of $58.54. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.75 billion and a P/E ratio of 33.46.

Insperity (NYSE:NSP) last posted its earnings results on Monday, May 2nd. The company reported $1.63 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.35 by $0.28. The company earned $802.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $803.71 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.86 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that Insperity Inc. will post $3.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Austin P. Young sold 5,000 shares of Insperity stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.18, for a total value of $370,900.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 18,229 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,352,227.22. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Paul J. Sarvadi sold 66,000 shares of Insperity stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.62, for a total transaction of $4,330,920.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 221,688 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $14,547,166.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other institutional investors have bought and sold shares of the company. Sawtooth Asset Management Inc. increased its position in Insperity by 18,113.2% in the fourth quarter. Sawtooth Asset Management Inc. now owns 20,763 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,000,000 after buying an additional 20,649 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers increased its position in Insperity by 4.8% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 35,282 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,699,000 after buying an additional 1,615 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its position in Insperity by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 35,911 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,729,000 after buying an additional 627 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. increased its position in Insperity by 10.5% in the fourth quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 48,323 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,327,000 after buying an additional 4,573 shares during the period. Finally, Marshall Wace LLP increased its position in Insperity by 1,608.2% in the fourth quarter. Marshall Wace LLP now owns 78,579 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,784,000 after buying an additional 73,979 shares during the period.

Insperity, Inc (Insperity) provides an array of human resources (HR) and business performance solutions. The Company’s HR services offerings are provided through its Workforce Optimization and Workforce Synchronization solutions (together, its professional employer organization (PEO) HR Outsourcing solutions), which encompass a range of human resources functions, including payroll and employment administration, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, government compliance, performance management, and training and development services.

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