Hill International Inc. (NYSE:HIL) shares rose 4.6% on Wednesday . The company traded as high as $4.31 and last traded at $4.29, with a volume of 110,861 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $4.10.

HIL has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hill International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, May 30th. Seaport Global Securities upgraded Hill International from a “speculative buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 29th.

The company has a 50 day moving average price of $4.23 and a 200 day moving average price of $3.70. The firm has a market cap of $221.86 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.60.

Hill International (NYSE:HIL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 11th. The company reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.06 by $0.03. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.02 EPS. The company earned $176.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $163.47 million. Hill International’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts anticipate that Hill International Inc. will post $0.31 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Hill International news, Chairman Irvin E. Richter sold 28,224 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, July 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $4.15, for a total transaction of $117,129.60. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 4,830,380 shares in the company, valued at approximately $20,046,077. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Crescendo Partners Ii Lp bought 11,088 shares of Hill International stock in a transaction on Monday, April 11th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $3.39 per share, for a total transaction of $37,588.32. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here.

Hill International, Inc (Hill) is a professional services firm. The Company provides program management, project management, construction management, construction claims and other consulting services primarily to the buildings, transportation, environmental, energy and industrial markets. The Company operates in two segments: Project Management Group and Construction Claims Group.

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