Media headlines about Liberty Tax (NASDAQ:TAX) have been trending somewhat negative on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Liberty Tax earned a coverage optimism score of -0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 43.0976425273862 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Liberty Health Sciences Appoints Jennifer Timothee Oliveras, M.D., as Medical Director (markets.businessinsider.com)
- Zacks: Liberty Tax Inc (TAX) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Liberty Tax Inc (TAX) Declares $0.16 Quarterly Dividend (americanbankingnews.com)
- Liberty Tax Service Announces Quarterly Cash Dividend (finance.yahoo.com)
Several equities analysts have commented on TAX shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Liberty Tax from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 16th. Barrington Research downgraded Liberty Tax from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded Liberty Tax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 24th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 12th will be paid a $0.16 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 11th. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 6.70%. Liberty Tax’s payout ratio is presently 80.00%.
Liberty Tax Company Profile
Liberty Tax, Inc is the holding company for JTH Tax, Inc The Company is a provider of tax preparation services. The Company provides retail federal and state income tax preparation services and related tax settlement products in the United States and Canada. The Company’s tax preparation services and related tax settlement products are offered primarily through franchised locations.
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