Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY)’s share price traded up 4.6% during trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $23.87 and last traded at $23.68, with a volume of 181,634 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $22.63.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. Piper Jaffray Cos. reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $25.00 price target (down from $31.00) on shares of Korn/Ferry International in a report on Thursday, July 7th. Macquarie upgraded shares of Korn/Ferry International from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $40.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, April 8th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Korn/Ferry International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Korn/Ferry International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, June 17th. Finally, Robert W. Baird downgraded shares of Korn/Ferry International from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $35.00 to $27.00 in a research note on Thursday, June 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Korn/Ferry International presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $33.75.

The company has a market cap of $1.35 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 40.73. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $22.09 and a 200 day moving average price of $26.85.

Korn/Ferry International (NYSE:KFY) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, June 15th. The company reported $0.58 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.04. The business earned $417.20 million during the quarter. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.51 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 47.8% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that Korn/Ferry International will post $2.35 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 27th were paid a $0.10 dividend. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.70%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, June 23rd.

In other Korn/Ferry International news, CEO Stephen D. Kaye purchased 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 29th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $19.54 per share, with a total value of $97,700.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief executive officer now owns 31,110 shares in the company, valued at approximately $607,889.40. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CFO Robert P. Rozek purchased 1,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, June 28th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $19.05 per share, for a total transaction of $28,575.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chief financial officer now owns 76,558 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,458,429.90. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Several institutional investors have bought and sold shares of KFY. GSA Capital Partners LLP increased its position in Korn/Ferry International by 249.5% in the fourth quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 30,184 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,002,000 after buying an additional 21,547 shares in the last quarter. Russell Frank Co increased its position in Korn/Ferry International by 10.5% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 30,707 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,030,000 after buying an additional 2,912 shares in the last quarter. US Bancorp DE increased its position in Korn/Ferry International by 4.0% in the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 49,965 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,658,000 after buying an additional 1,901 shares in the last quarter. Swiss National Bank increased its position in Korn/Ferry International by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 69,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,306,000 after buying an additional 1,300 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers increased its position in Korn/Ferry International by 4.6% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 74,474 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,471,000 after buying an additional 3,275 shares in the last quarter.

Korn/Ferry International (Korn Ferry) is a people and organizational advisory company. The Company and its subsidiaries are engaged in the provision of talent management solutions, including executive search on a retained basis, recruitment for non-executive professionals, recruitment process outsourcing, and leadership and talent consulting services.

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