Randstad (OTCMKTS:RANJY) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Analysts

Shares of Randstad (OTCMKTS:RANJYGet Rating) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the nine brokerages that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have issued a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $50.67.

A number of equities analysts have issued reports on RANJY shares. Credit Suisse Group upped their target price on Randstad from €64.00 ($68.82) to €69.00 ($74.19) and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Thursday, February 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised Randstad from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 target price for the company in a report on Friday, February 4th. HSBC raised Randstad from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 6th. Exane BNP Paribas raised Randstad from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, April 19th. Finally, Kepler Capital Markets cut Randstad from a “hold” rating to a “reduce” rating and set a €45.00 ($48.39) price target for the company. in a research note on Thursday, April 7th.

Randstad stock opened at $26.84 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a quick ratio of 1.33 and a current ratio of 1.33. Randstad has a 52 week low of $26.41 and a 52 week high of $40.44. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.87 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.05 and a beta of 1.34. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $30.46 and a 200-day moving average of $33.08.

Randstad (OTCMKTS:RANJYGet Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 15th. The business services provider reported $0.79 EPS for the quarter. Randstad had a return on equity of 17.52% and a net margin of 3.09%. The company had revenue of $7.72 billion during the quarter. On average, research analysts forecast that Randstad will post 2.79 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, April 19th. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 1st were paid a $0.9849 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, March 31st. This represents a dividend yield of 5.33%. Randstad’s payout ratio is 39.92%.

About Randstad (Get Rating)

Randstad N.V. provides solutions in the field of work and human resources (HR) services. It offers temporary staffing and permanent placement services for the light industrial, office and administrative, manufacturing and logistics, and other specialty areas, as well as payroll services. The company also offers on-site solutions for managing a client's workforce with specific skill sets and a fluctuating level of demand for the fast-moving consumer goods, automotive, life sciences, contact centers, manufacturing, and logistics, as well as the administrative and professional segments.

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