DHI Group Inc (NYSE:DHX) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest
DHI Group Inc (NYSE:DHX) was the target of a significant increase in short interest in July. As of July 15th, there was short interest totalling 1,230,500 shares, an increase of 29.1% from the June 15th total of 953,200 shares. Approximately 2.6% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily volume of 555,700 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.2 days.
In other news, Director Golnar Sheikholeslami sold 39,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $3.94, for a total transaction of $154,448.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 134,750 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $530,915. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Insiders own 8.10% of the company’s stock.
A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of DHX. Comprehensive Portfolio Management LLC acquired a new stake in DHI Group in the second quarter valued at $52,000. Group One Trading L.P. acquired a new stake in DHI Group in the first quarter valued at $55,000. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC raised its holdings in DHI Group by 212.0% in the first quarter. O Shaughnessy Asset Management LLC now owns 62,254 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $151,000 after acquiring an additional 42,303 shares in the last quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System raised its holdings in DHI Group by 6.0% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 190,962 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $290,000 after acquiring an additional 10,753 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan acquired a new stake in DHI Group in the fourth quarter valued at $301,000. 62.06% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
DHI Group (NYSE:DHX) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 2nd. The technology company reported $0.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.06 by ($0.03). The company had revenue of $37.12 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $37.14 million. DHI Group had a net margin of 3.38% and a return on equity of 6.72%. Sell-side analysts predict that DHI Group will post 0.25 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of research analysts have recently commented on DHX shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of First Merchants from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 1st. ValuEngine cut shares of Zosano Pharma from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 1st.
About DHI Group
DHI Group, Inc provides data, insights, and employment connections through specialized services for technology professionals in the United States and internationally. The company operates Dice that offers job postings of technology and non-technology companies for industries, such as positions for software engineers, big data professionals, systems administrators, database specialists, project managers, and other technology and engineering professionals; and ClearanceJobs, an Internet-based career network, which matches security-cleared professionals with hiring companies searching for employees.
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