Heidrick & Struggles International (HSII) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds

Media stories about Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Heidrick & Struggles International earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.7713698468995 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

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

Heidrick & Struggles International (HSII) traded up $0.15 on Friday, reaching $24.25. The company had a trading volume of 101,390 shares, compared to its average volume of 127,207. The company has a market capitalization of $455.56, a PE ratio of -50.52, a PEG ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 1.65. Heidrick & Struggles International has a 1-year low of $17.90 and a 1-year high of $27.10.

Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The business services provider reported $0.43 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.34 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $159.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations 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 firm’s revenue was up 11.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.37 earnings per share. research analysts predict that Heidrick & Struggles International will post 1.29 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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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