Robert Half International (RHI) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.16

News articles about Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Robert Half International earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the business services provider an impact score of 45.9514746546971 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Robert Half International (RHI) traded down $0.52 during trading on Thursday, hitting $54.59. The company had a trading volume of 695,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,062,553. Robert Half International has a 12 month low of $42.92 and a 12 month high of $55.22. The stock has a market capitalization of $6,820.00, a PE ratio of 21.61 and a beta of 1.29.

Robert Half International (NYSE:RHI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 24th. The business services provider reported $0.68 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.70 by ($0.02). Robert Half International had a net margin of 6.20% and a return on equity of 29.13%. The business had revenue of $1.32 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.34 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.71 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Robert Half International will post 2.58 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Friday, November 24th will be given a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 22nd. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.76%. Robert Half International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 37.50%.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Robert Half International from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Robert W. Baird increased their price objective on Robert Half International from $50.00 to $55.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. ValuEngine raised Robert Half International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on Robert Half International from $49.00 to $53.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Robert Half International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.88.

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In other Robert Half International news, insider Robert W. Glass sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $54.93, for a total value of $274,650.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 321,428 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $17,656,040.04. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Harold M. Messmer, Jr. sold 100,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.31, for a total value of $5,231,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 3.40% of the company’s stock.

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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