News coverage about Blackhawk Network Holdings (NASDAQ:HAWK) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. Blackhawk Network Holdings earned a daily sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.2067418956045 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Craig Hallum reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price target on shares of Blackhawk Network Holdings in a report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub upgraded Blackhawk Network Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Blackhawk Network Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $51.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $53.00 price objective (up previously from $49.00) on shares of Blackhawk Network Holdings in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Mizuho restated a “buy” rating and issued a $52.00 price objective (up previously from $50.00) on shares of Blackhawk Network Holdings in a research note on Saturday, July 22nd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $45.71.

Blackhawk Network Holdings (NASDAQ:HAWK) opened at 44.45 on Monday. Blackhawk Network Holdings has a 12 month low of $28.88 and a 12 month high of $46.70. The company’s market capitalization is $2.52 billion. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $43.57 and its 200 day moving average price is $41.46.

Blackhawk Network Holdings (NASDAQ:HAWK) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The credit services provider reported $0.12 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.05 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $463.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $447.43 million. Blackhawk Network Holdings had a positive return on equity of 5.49% and a negative net margin of 0.01%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 18.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.13 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Blackhawk Network Holdings will post $1.68 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Blackhawk Network Holdings news, insider Joan B. Lockie sold 2,543 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.92, for a total transaction of $111,688.56. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 17,168 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $754,018.56. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, SVP David C. Tate sold 18,669 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.88, for a total value of $800,526.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 96,212 shares of company stock worth $4,298,465 over the last quarter. 3.80% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Blackhawk Network Holdings Company Profile

Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc is a prepaid payment network. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Retail, International, and Incentives & Rewards. The U.S. Retail segment is engaged in the sale of prepaid products to consumers at its retail distribution partners and online and the sale of telecom handsets to retail distribution partners for resale to consumers.

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