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Robert Half: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) _ Robert Half International Inc. (RHI) on Wednesday reported third-quarter net income of $117.2 million.

On a per-share basis, the Menlo Park, California-based company said it had net income of $1.01.

The results met Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of $1.01 per share.

The staffing firm posted revenue of $1.55 billion in the period, which also matched Street forecasts.

Robert Half shares have declined 2% since the beginning of the year, while the Standard & Poor's 500 index has climbed 20%. In the final minutes of trading on Wednesday, shares hit $55.98, a decrease of 13% in the last 12 months.

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