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March 7, 2014
10:58 EDTKFY, HSII, MAN, CTPKorn/Ferry hits new 52-week high after better than expected results, guidance
Shares of executive recruitment company Korn/Ferry (KFY) hit a new 52-week high after easily beating third quarter estimates. WHAT'S NEW: Last night, Korn/Ferry reported Q3 adjusted earnings per share of 43c and revenue of $251M against consensus views of 34c and $229.23M. Q4 EPS was forecast at 35c-41c versus analysts’ estimates of 37c. Q4 fee revenue was seen at $240M-$250M. ANALYST REACTON: This morning, research firm SunTrust Robinson Humphrey raised its price target on Korn/Ferry to $34 from $30 and maintained a Buy rating on the shares. The firm said the company’s exposure to improving markets should create market share gain and cause its multiple to expand. Another firm, William Blair, maintained its Outperform rating on the stock. The firm said the stock remains attractive with potential for double-digit earnings growth and modest upside to estimates. PRICE ACTION: In early morning trading, Korn/Ferry rose $2.77, or 10.7%, to $28.60 on nearly three times its average daily trading volume. Earlier in the session, the stock made a new 52-week high of $29.06. Over the past 12 months, the stock has gained approximately 60%. OTHERS TO WATCH: Others in the recruitment industry include Heidrick & Stuggles (HSII), ManpowerGroup (MAN), and CTPartners Executive Search (CTP).
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September 9, 2014
08:13 EDTKFYKorn/Ferry outlook positive, says SunTrust
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September 8, 2014
18:31 EDTKFYOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Casey's General Stores (CASY), up 3.6%... Korn/Ferry (KFY), up 2.8%. ALSO HIGHER: Annies (BNNY), up 37.3% after General Mills (GIS) announced it will acquire the company for $46 per share... General Mills is trading just under 1% higher... Following the Annies/General Mills announcement, Hain Celestial Group (HAIN) is 3.6% higher, WhiteWave Foods (WWAV) is up 6.3%, and Boulder Brands (BDBD) is up 8.7%... iPass (IPAS), up 35.1% after announcing that it is exploring strategic alternatives... CTI BioPharma (CTIC), up 8.1% after being initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray... Threshold Pharmaceuticals (THLD), up 5% after being initiated with a Buy at Cantor. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Pep Boys (PBY), down 6.7% following second quarter miss. ALSO LOWER: Pinnacle Foods (PF), down 3.7% after filing an automatic common stock shelf and announcing the sale of 15M shares of common stock for holders... Physicians Realty Trust (DOC), down 4.9% after offering 9M common shares.
16:10 EDTKFYKorn/Ferry sees Q2 adjusted EPS 42c-48c, consensus 42c
Sees Q2 fee revenue $244M-$254M, consensus $257.81M.
16:09 EDTKFYKorn/Ferry reports Q1 adjusted EPS 43c, consensus 40c
Reports Q1 revenue $260.3M, consensus $249.59M.
15:27 EDTKFYNotable companies reporting after market close
Notable companies reporting after the market close, with earnings consensus, include Casey's General Stores (CASY), consensus $1.24; Korn/Ferry (KFY), consensus 40c; NCI Building (NCS), consensus 9c; Triangle Petroleum (TPLM), consensus 16c; FuelCell Energy (FCEL), consensus (3c); CHC Group (HELI), consensus (47c).

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