News articles about Liberty Tax (NASDAQ:TAX) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Liberty Tax earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the business services provider an impact score of 44.7712391382056 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Liberty Tax (NASDAQ:TAX) opened at $12.12 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $148.40, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.06, a P/E/G ratio of 0.98 and a beta of 1.01. Liberty Tax has a 52-week low of $10.80 and a 52-week high of $16.19. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 3.07 and a quick ratio of 3.07.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, October 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, October 13th were given a $0.16 dividend. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 5.28%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, October 12th. Liberty Tax’s payout ratio is presently 80.00%.

A number of brokerages recently commented on TAX. ValuEngine cut shares of Liberty Tax from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Liberty Tax from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 16th.

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About Liberty Tax

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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