Neuberger Berman Group LLC raised its stake in Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) by 5.7% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 2,117,332 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 113,526 shares during the period. Neuberger Berman Group LLC’s holdings in Robert Half International were worth $80,162,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Creative Planning raised its position in Robert Half International by 1.2% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 2,686 shares of the company’s stock worth $102,000 after buying an additional 33 shares during the period. Hussman Strategic Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Robert Half International during the second quarter valued at about $134,000. Oakworth Capital Inc. raised its stake in shares of Robert Half International by 18.1% in the second quarter. Oakworth Capital Inc. now owns 3,514 shares of the company’s stock valued at $146,000 after buying an additional 538 shares during the last quarter. Synovus Financial Corp raised its stake in shares of Robert Half International by 0.4% in the second quarter. Synovus Financial Corp now owns 3,650 shares of the company’s stock valued at $137,000 after buying an additional 16 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Tredje AP fonden raised its stake in shares of Robert Half International by 756.0% in the second quarter. Tredje AP fonden now owns 4,280 shares of the company’s stock valued at $163,000 after buying an additional 3,780 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.43% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI)

Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) opened at 44.47 on Tuesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $40.20 and its 200-day moving average is $38.95. Robert Half International Inc. has a 12 month low of $34.34 and a 12 month high of $52.22. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.67 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.05 and a beta of 1.05.

Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 26th. The company reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.71. Robert Half International had a return on equity of 34.09% and a net margin of 6.79%. The business earned $1.34 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.36 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.73 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that Robert Half International Inc. will post $2.70 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 25th will be given a dividend of $0.22 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 22nd. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.98%. Robert Half International’s dividend payout ratio is currently 31.77%.

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Several equities research analysts have issued reports on RHI shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Robert Half International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 25th. Credit Suisse Group AG lowered shares of Robert Half International from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and dropped their target price for the company from $37.00 to $33.00 in a research report on Monday, October 3rd. Deutsche Bank AG set a $44.00 target price on shares of Robert Half International and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 18th. Macquarie started coverage on shares of Robert Half International in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $43.00 target price for the company. Finally, Northcoast Research lowered shares of Robert Half International from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 29th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Robert Half International currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $45.40.

About Robert Half International

Robert Half International Inc provides specialized staffing and risk consulting services. The Company’s divisions are Accountemps, Robert Half Finance & Accounting, OfficeTeam, Robert Half Technology, Robert Half Management Resources, Robert Half Legal, The Creative Group and Protiviti. It operates through three segments: temporary and consultant staffing, permanent placement staffing, and risk consulting and internal audit services.

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