Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ:KFRC) shares traded up 3.6% on Monday . The stock traded as high as $18.60 and last traded at $18.51, with a volume of 270,141 shares. The stock had previously closed at $17.86.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kforce from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 6th.

The company’s 50-day moving average price is $17.98 and its 200-day moving average price is $18.55. The firm has a market cap of $483.81 million and a PE ratio of 12.57.

Kforce (NASDAQ:KFRC) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, May 3rd. The company reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $322.20 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $324.50 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.20 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 3.1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Kforce Inc. will post $1.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, COO Kye L. Mitchell sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.59, for a total transaction of $97,950.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 110,613 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,166,908.67. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CMO Jeffrey T. Neal sold 5,666 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.29, for a total transaction of $109,297.14. Following the sale, the chief marketing officer now directly owns 117,013 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,257,180.77. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of KFRC. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake in Kforce by 2.0% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 45,742 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,156,000 after buying an additional 900 shares in the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its stake in Kforce by 6.6% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 66,565 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,683,000 after buying an additional 4,115 shares in the last quarter. Broadview Advisors LLC increased its stake in Kforce by 2.2% in the fourth quarter. Broadview Advisors LLC now owns 774,763 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,586,000 after buying an additional 16,770 shares in the last quarter. Redwood Investments LLC increased its stake in Kforce by 21.9% in the fourth quarter. Redwood Investments LLC now owns 100,723 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,546,000 after buying an additional 18,072 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Foresters Investment Management Company Inc. increased its stake in Kforce by 15.2% in the fourth quarter. Foresters Investment Management Company Inc. now owns 340,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,608,000 after buying an additional 45,000 shares in the last quarter.

Kforce Inc is engaged in providing professional and technical specialty staffing services and solutions. The Company operates through three segments, which include Technology (Tech), which provides both temporary staffing and permanent placement services to its clients, focusing primarily on areas of information technology, such as systems/applications, e-commerce, technology infrastructure, network architecture and security; Finance and Accounting (FA), which is engaged in providing both temporary staffing and permanent placement services to its clients in areas, such as general accounting, business analysis and others, and Government Solutions (GS), which is engaged in providing services and solutions to the Federal Government as both a prime contractor and a subcontractor in the fields of information technology, and finance and accounting.

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