Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASDAQ:HSII) dropped 2.2% during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as low as $18.81 and last traded at $18.89, with a volume of 58,839 shares. The stock had previously closed at $19.31.

HSII has been the subject of several research reports. TheStreet downgraded shares of Heidrick & Struggles International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Heidrick & Struggles International from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG initiated coverage on shares of Heidrick & Struggles International in a research note on Wednesday. They set a “hold” rating and a $19.00 price objective for the company. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Heidrick & Struggles International presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $26.00.

The stock has a 50-day moving average of $18.40 and a 200 day moving average of $20.55. The firm has a market capitalization of $351.00 million and a PE ratio of 20.99.

Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) last announced its earnings results on Monday, July 25th. The company reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.05. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.27 earnings per share. The business had revenue of $148.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $146.80 million. Heidrick & Struggles International’s quarterly revenue was up 12.0% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts forecast that Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. will post $0.99 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 19th. Investors of record on Friday, August 5th will be paid a dividend of $0.13 per share. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 3rd.

An institutional investor recently bought a new position in Heidrick & Struggles International stock. First Trust Advisors LP bought a new stake in Heidrick & Struggles International Inc. (NASDAQ:HSII) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund bought 61,197 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,666,000. First Trust Advisors LP owned approximately 0.33% of Heidrick & Struggles International as of its most recent SEC filing.

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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