News articles about Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Robert Half International earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.2765181801351 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “hold” rating and set a $45.00 price target on shares of Robert Half International in a research report on Tuesday, July 11th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Robert Half International in a research report on Friday, July 14th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Robert Half International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 21st. ValuEngine downgraded Robert Half International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 1st. Finally, BidaskClub raised Robert Half International from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 26th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $47.86.

Shares of Robert Half International (RHI) opened at 47.45 on Wednesday. The stock has a market cap of $5.91 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.39 and a beta of 1.24. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $44.66 and a 200 day moving average price of $46.59. Robert Half International has a 12 month low of $34.42 and a 12 month high of $50.98.

Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The business services provider reported $0.64 earnings per share 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 company had revenue of $1.31 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.32 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.71 earnings per share. Robert Half International’s quarterly revenue was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Robert Half International will post $2.62 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 25th were issued a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, August 23rd. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.02%. Robert Half International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 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.

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