Heidrick & Struggles International (HSII) Earns Media Impact Score of 0.12

Press coverage about Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Heidrick & Struggles International earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 46.5608721198103 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ HSII) opened at $24.60 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $464.01, a PE ratio of 20.93, a PEG ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.63. Heidrick & Struggles International has a 52 week low of $17.90 and a 52 week high of $27.10.

Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.43 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $159.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $152.78 million. Heidrick & Struggles International had a positive return on equity of 8.85% and a negative net margin of 1.42%. The company’s revenue was up 11.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.37 EPS. research analysts predict that Heidrick & Struggles International will post 1.29 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 17th. Investors of record on Friday, November 3rd were issued a dividend of $0.13 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 2nd. This represents a $0.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.11%. Heidrick & Struggles International’s payout ratio is currently -108.33%.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine downgraded Heidrick & Struggles International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised Heidrick & Struggles International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $23.00 price objective on shares of Heidrick & Struggles International in a research note on Friday, October 20th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.33.

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About Heidrick & Struggles International

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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