HeadHunter Group PLC (NASDAQ:HHR) Short Interest Update


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HeadHunter Group PLC (NASDAQ:HHR) was the target of a large decrease in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totalling 81,100 shares, a decrease of 26.1% from the March 31st total of 109,700 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 111,500 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.7 days.

HHR traded down $0.99 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $40.97. The company had a trading volume of 92,596 shares, compared to its average volume of 111,013. The stock has a market cap of $2.05 billion, a P/E ratio of 96.09 and a beta of 0.57. The business has a 50 day simple moving average of $36.33 and a 200-day simple moving average of $31.33. HeadHunter Group has a 52 week low of $15.03 and a 52 week high of $43.51. The company has a quick ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 0.34 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.38.

HeadHunter Group (NASDAQ:HHR) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, March 17th. The company reported $16.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $12.02 by $4.44. The company had revenue of $2.45 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.39 billion. HeadHunter Group had a return on equity of 98.65% and a net margin of 20.18%. HeadHunter Group’s revenue was up 18.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the company earned $9.04 earnings per share. As a group, equities research analysts expect that HeadHunter Group will post 0.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research analysts have weighed in on HHR shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded HeadHunter Group from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $36.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, March 25th. Credit Suisse Group increased their target price on HeadHunter Group from $29.00 to $43.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Friday, March 19th. Renaissance Capital downgraded HeadHunter Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, March 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded HeadHunter Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, March 22nd. Finally, Bank of America upgraded HeadHunter Group from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $34.30 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, January 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $38.33.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. HighMark Wealth Management LLC bought a new stake in HeadHunter Group in the first quarter worth $39,000. B. Metzler seel. Sohn & Co. Holding AG bought a new stake in HeadHunter Group in the fourth quarter worth $824,000. WCM Investment Management LLC increased its stake in HeadHunter Group by 14.5% in the fourth quarter. WCM Investment Management LLC now owns 466,674 shares of the company’s stock worth $14,117,000 after purchasing an additional 59,030 shares during the period. Engineers Gate Manager LP purchased a new stake in HeadHunter Group in the fourth quarter worth $333,000. Finally, Federated Hermes Inc. purchased a new stake in HeadHunter Group in the fourth quarter worth $938,000. Institutional investors own 42.36% of the company’s stock.

HeadHunter Group Company Profile

HeadHunter Group PLC, together with its subsidiaries, operates an online recruitment platform in Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus, and internationally. The company offers employers and recruiters paid access to its curriculum vitae database and job postings platform; and job seekers and employers with a range of value-added services.

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