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Robert Half International Inc (RHI) is a leading staffing & employment services business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$91.57 after a previous close of US$91.23. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD90.4226 to a high of USD92.32. The latest price was USD90.64 (25 minute delay). Robert Half International is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Robert Half International

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Robert Half International. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: RHI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Robert Half International reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$90.38, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Robert Half International, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Robert Half International. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Robert Half International share price

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Robert Half International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
OpenUS$91.57
HighUS$92.32
LowUS$90.4226
CloseUS$90.64
Previous closeUS$91.23
Change US$-0.59
Change % -0.6467%
Volume 969,271
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$47.4862 - US$91.92
50-day moving average US$88.682
200-day moving average US$75.7421
Target priceUS$85.33
PE ratio 31.5893
Dividend yield US$1.4 (1.53%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$2.888

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Is it a good time to buy Robert Half International stock?

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Robert Half International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $90.64

1 week (2021-06-03) 0.63%
1 month (2021-05-13) 2.29%
3 months (2021-03-12) 15.57%
6 months (2020-12-11) 41.18%
1 year (2020-06-12) 76.72%
2 years (2019-06-13) 59.83%
3 years (2018-06-13) 29.36%
5 years (2016-06-13) 131.22%

Is Robert Half International under- or over-valued?

Valuing Robert Half International stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Robert Half International's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Robert Half International's P/E ratio

Robert Half International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, Robert Half International shares trade at around 32x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Robert Half International's PEG ratio

Robert Half International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.2867. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Robert Half International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Robert Half International's EBITDA

Robert Half International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$374 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Robert Half International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Robert Half International financials

Revenue TTM US$5 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.24%
Gross profit TTM US$2 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.06%
Return on equity TTM 28.09%
Profit margin 6.54%
Book value 10.797
Market capitalisation US$10.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Robert Half International shares

There are currently 4.5 million Robert Half International shares held short by investors – that's known as Robert Half International's "short interest". This figure is 6.8% up from 4.2 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Robert Half International shares can be evaluated.

Robert Half International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Robert Half International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Robert Half International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Robert Half International shares traded daily (recently around 756685.49747049). Robert Half International's SIR currently stands at 5.93. In other words for every 100,000 Robert Half International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5930 shares are currently held short.

However Robert Half International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Robert Half International shares, or, against the total number of tradable Robert Half International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Robert Half International's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Robert Half International shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0534% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Robert Half International shares, roughly 53 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Robert Half International.

Find out more about how you can short Robert Half International stock.

Robert Half International's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Robert Half International.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Robert Half International's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 12.32

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Robert Half International's overall score of 12.32 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Robert Half International is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Robert Half International's environmental score

Environmental score: 1.6/100

Robert Half International's environmental score of 1.6 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Robert Half International is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Robert Half International's social score

Social score: 7.93/100

Robert Half International's social score of 7.93 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Robert Half International is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Robert Half International's governance score

Governance score: 1.29/100

Robert Half International's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Robert Half International is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Robert Half International's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Robert Half International scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Robert Half International has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Robert Half International Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 12.32
Total ESG percentile 3
Environmental score 1.6
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 7.93
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 1.29
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 1

Robert Half International share dividends

50%

Dividend payout ratio: 49.66% of net profits

Recently Robert Half International has paid out, on average, around 49.66% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.66% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Robert Half International shareholders could enjoy a 1.66% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Robert Half International's case, that would currently equate to about $1.4 per share.

While Robert Half International's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Robert Half International may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Robert Half International's most recent dividend payout was on 14 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 23 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Robert Half International's shares ever split?

Robert Half International's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 12 June 2000. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Robert Half International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Robert Half International shares which in turn could have impacted Robert Half International's share price.

Robert Half International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Robert Half International's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$47.4862 up to US$91.92. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RHI.US volatility(beta: 1.58)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Robert Half International's is 1.5755. This would suggest that Robert Half International's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Robert Half International overview

Robert Half International Inc. provides staffing and risk consulting services in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The company operates through three segments: Temporary and Consultant Staffing, Permanent Placement Staffing, and Risk Consulting and Internal Audit Services. It places temporary services for accounting, finance, and bookkeeping; temporary and full-time office and administrative personnel consisting of executive and administrative assistants, receptionists, and customer service representatives; full-time accounting, financial, tax, and accounting operations personnel; and information technology contract consultants and full-time employees in the areas of platform systems integration to end-user technical and desktop support, including specialists in application development, networking, systems integration and deployment, database design and administration, and security and business continuity. The company also offers temporary and full-time employees in attorney, paralegal, legal administrative, and legal secretarial positions; and senior level project professionals in the accounting and finance fields for financial systems conversions, expansion into new markets, business process reengineering, business systems performance improvement, and post-merger financial consolidation. In addition, it is involved in serving professionals in the areas of interactive media, design, marketing, advertising, and public relations; and placing freelance and project consultants in various positions, such as creative directors, graphics designers, Web content developers, Web designers, media buyers, brand managers, and public relations specialists. Further, the company provides business and technology risk consulting, and internal audit services. It serves clients and employment candidates. Robert Half International Inc. was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

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