Media coverage about H & R Block (NYSE:HRB) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. H & R Block earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 42.124570157702 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Stock display Low Beta value: H&R Block, Inc. (HRB) – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
- H&R Block, LendingTree Partner To Empower Clients To Improve Their Financial Well-being – Franchising.com (franchising.com)
- H&R Block-LendingTree Deal to Aid Clients’ Financial Health – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- H&R Block, LendingTree partner to empower clients to improve their financial well-being (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of H & R Block (HRB) traded down $0.57 on Wednesday, reaching $26.62. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,027,854 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,604,801. The stock has a market cap of $5,807.93, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.23, a PEG ratio of 0.92 and a beta of 0.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.27, a current ratio of 1.93 and a quick ratio of 1.93. H & R Block has a 12 month low of $22.16 and a 12 month high of $31.80.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 2nd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.24 per share. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.61%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 12th. H & R Block’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 80.00%.
Several equities analysts recently issued reports on HRB shares. Zacks Investment Research cut H & R Block from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, December 8th. ValuEngine upgraded H & R Block from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Oppenheimer restated a “hold” rating on shares of H & R Block in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. BMO Capital Markets restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $30.00 price target on shares of H & R Block in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Northcoast Research upgraded H & R Block from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and dropped their price target for the company from $25.02 to $24.69 in a research report on Monday, March 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $27.67.
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H & R Block Company Profile
H&R Block, Inc (H&R Block), through its subsidiaries, provides tax preparation and other services. The Company provides assisted income tax return preparation, digital do-it-yourself (DIY) tax solutions and other services and products related to income tax return preparation to the general public primarily in the United States, Canada, Australia and their respective territories.
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