Eaton Vance Management maintained its stake in Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 96,537 shares of the business services provider’s stock at the end of the 2nd quarter. Eaton Vance Management owned about 0.08% of Robert Half International worth $4,627,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in RHI. Nationwide Fund Advisors increased its position in shares of Robert Half International by 112.1% during the first quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 77,307 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $3,775,000 after acquiring an additional 40,853 shares during the last quarter. Shell Asset Management Co. increased its position in shares of Robert Half International by 5.8% during the first quarter. Shell Asset Management Co. now owns 9,685 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $473,000 after acquiring an additional 535 shares during the last quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale increased its position in shares of Robert Half International by 170.4% during the first quarter. DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale now owns 10,794 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $545,000 after acquiring an additional 6,802 shares during the last quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Robert Half International by 16.1% during the first quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 3,600 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $176,000 after acquiring an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Pictet Asset Management Ltd. increased its position in shares of Robert Half International by 8.4% during the first quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. now owns 73,474 shares of the business services provider’s stock valued at $3,588,000 after acquiring an additional 5,700 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 84.12% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on RHI shares. BMO Capital Markets lifted their price objective on shares of Robert Half International from $45.00 to $49.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Friday, July 14th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Robert Half International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 21st. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Robert Half International from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 26th. ValuEngine cut shares of Robert Half International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, June 1st. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating on shares of Robert Half International in a report on Friday, July 14th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. Robert Half International has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $47.86.

Robert Half International Inc. (RHI) opened at 46.47 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $5.79 billion, a PE ratio of 18.01 and a beta of 1.24. The company has a 50 day moving average of $44.53 and a 200-day moving average of $46.62. Robert Half International Inc. has a one year low of $34.42 and a one year high of $50.98.

Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The business services provider reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.66 by ($0.02). Robert Half International had a net margin of 6.29% and a return on equity of 29.97%. The business had revenue of $1.31 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.32 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.71 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that Robert Half International Inc. will post $2.62 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Investors of record on Friday, August 25th were issued a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 23rd. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.07%. Robert Half International’s payout ratio is 37.21%.

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Robert Half International Company Profile

Robert Half International Inc provides specialized staffing and risk consulting services. The Company provides these services through its divisions, including Accountemps, Robert Half Finance & Accounting, OfficeTeam, Robert Half Technology, Robert Half Management Resources, Robert Half Legal, The Creative Group and Protiviti.

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

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