Shares of Harte Hanks Inc (NYSE:HHS) have been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Brokerages have set a one year consensus target price of $15.00 for the company and are expecting that the company will post ($0.63) earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given Harte Hanks an industry rank of 247 out of 255 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

HHS has been the topic of a number of research reports. Noble Financial reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Harte Hanks in a research note on Friday, March 16th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Harte Hanks from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 25th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Harte Hanks from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, June 18th.

Harte Hanks traded down $0.20, reaching $11.00, during mid-day trading on Friday, Marketbeat reports. The stock had a trading volume of 8,235 shares, compared to its average volume of 14,935. The stock has a market capitalization of $68.30 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of -9.05 and a beta of 0.92. Harte Hanks has a 12 month low of $7.30 and a 12 month high of $12.16.

Harte Hanks (NYSE:HHS) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 9th. The business services provider reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.76) by $1.93. The business had revenue of $81.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $81.10 million. Harte Hanks had a negative net margin of 0.50% and a negative return on equity of 70.04%. sell-side analysts predict that Harte Hanks will post 0.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of HHS. Geode Capital Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Harte Hanks by 100.0% during the fourth quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 506,770 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $480,000 after buying an additional 253,385 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC grew its stake in shares of Harte Hanks by 4.6% during the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,751,212 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $1,661,000 after buying an additional 77,212 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Fondren Management LP grew its stake in shares of Harte Hanks by 66.9% during the fourth quarter. Fondren Management LP now owns 2,933,243 shares of the business services provider’s stock worth $2,783,000 after buying an additional 1,175,243 shares during the last quarter. 35.16% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Harte Hanks

Harte Hanks, Inc provides various multi-channel marketing services in the United States and internationally. The company provides agency and digital services, including search engine management, display, digital analytics, Website development and design, digital strategy, social media, email, e-commerce, and interactive relationship management services; and database marketing and business-to-business lead generation solutions that offer insight and analytics, customer data integration, and marketing communications tools.

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