Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky held its position in shares of Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSII) during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,800 shares of the business services provider’s stock at the end of the first quarter. Teachers Retirement System of The State of Kentucky’s holdings in Heidrick & Struggles International were worth $206,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of HSII. Ameriprise Financial Inc. boosted its position in Heidrick & Struggles International by 4.2% in the first quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 99,101 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $2,611,000 after buying an additional 4,035 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank boosted its position in Heidrick & Struggles International by 6.2% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 29,000 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $764,000 after buying an additional 1,700 shares during the period. Comerica Bank boosted its position in Heidrick & Struggles International by 3.7% in the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 20,492 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $446,000 after buying an additional 728 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in Heidrick & Struggles International by 4.5% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 313,456 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $8,260,000 after buying an additional 13,373 shares during the period. Finally, Boston Partners boosted its position in Heidrick & Struggles International by 8.3% in the first quarter. Boston Partners now owns 896,197 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $23,615,000 after buying an additional 68,749 shares during the period. 82.53% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSII) traded down 1.35% during trading on Friday, reaching $18.30. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 181,265 shares. Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. has a 52 week low of $17.37 and a 52 week high of $27.10. The firm’s market cap is $343.75 million. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $20.71 and its 200-day moving average is $22.58.

Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 24th. The business services provider reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.36 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $152.21 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $157.01 million. Heidrick & Struggles International had a positive return on equity of 8.25% and a negative net margin of 1.66%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.35 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. will post ($0.30) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 18th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 4th will be given a dividend of $0.13 per share. This represents a $0.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 2nd. Heidrick & Struggles International’s dividend payout ratio is currently -96.29%.

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Several research firms have weighed in on HSII. ValuEngine cut Heidrick & Struggles International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut Heidrick & Struggles International from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. TheStreet cut Heidrick & Struggles International from a “b” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Barrington Research cut Heidrick & Struggles International from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $25.00 target price (down previously from $27.00) on shares of Heidrick & Struggles International in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. Heidrick & Struggles International presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $25.00.

Heidrick & Struggles International Company Profile

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc is an advisory firm providing executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services to businesses and business leaders around the world. Its segments include Executive Search, Leadership Consulting and Culture Shaping. It operates its executive search services in three geographic regions: the Americas (which includes the countries in North and South America); Europe (which includes the continents of Europe and Africa), and Asia Pacific (which includes Asia and the region generally known as the Middle East).

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII)

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