H&R Block (HRB) Given News Sentiment Rating of 0.16

Press coverage about H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. H&R Block earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.7925136068081 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

H&R Block (NYSE HRB) opened at $25.86 on Wednesday. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,425.11, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.11, a P/E/G ratio of 1.19 and a beta of 0.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of -6.97, a current ratio of 1.48 and a quick ratio of 1.48. H&R Block has a 52 week low of $19.85 and a 52 week high of $31.80.

H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 29th. The company reported ($0.62) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.62). The company had revenue of $138.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $129.33 million. H&R Block had a negative return on equity of 101.42% and a net margin of 13.19%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 10.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted ($0.56) EPS. analysts forecast that H&R Block will post 1.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 2nd. Investors of record on Monday, December 4th will be paid a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 1st. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.71%. H&R Block’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 49.48%.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub raised H&R Block from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th. ValuEngine cut H&R Block from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 22nd. BMO Capital Markets reissued a “market perform” rating and issued a $31.00 price objective on shares of H&R Block in a research report on Thursday, August 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised H&R Block from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, September 13th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $30.00 price objective (up previously from $29.00) on shares of H&R Block in a research report on Wednesday, August 30th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. H&R Block currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $26.67.

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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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