News articles about Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hasbro earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 43.985426005787 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Hasbro (NASDAQ HAS) traded up $1.49 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $98.85. 2,570,000 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,990,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $12,310.00, a PE ratio of 31.58, a P/E/G ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 0.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93, a quick ratio of 2.56 and a current ratio of 2.90. Hasbro has a 52-week low of $87.92 and a 52-week high of $116.20.

Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 7th. The company reported $2.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.82 by $0.48. The firm had revenue of $1.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.72 billion. Hasbro had a net margin of 7.61% and a return on equity of 36.36%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 1.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.64 earnings per share. analysts forecast that Hasbro will post 5.37 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 1st will be issued a $0.63 dividend. This represents a $2.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.55%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 30th. This is a boost from Hasbro’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.57. Hasbro’s dividend payout ratio is 72.84%.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on HAS. B. Riley boosted their price target on shares of Hasbro from $108.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. BidaskClub raised shares of Hasbro from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “market perform” rating and set a $100.00 price target (up from $95.00) on shares of Hasbro in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. KeyCorp boosted their price target on shares of Hasbro from $105.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets boosted their price objective on shares of Hasbro from $83.00 to $100.00 and gave the company a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $109.87.

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About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc (Hasbro) is a play and entertainment company. The Company’s operating segments include the U.S. and Canada, International, and Entertainment and Licensing. From toys and games to content development, including television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a consumer products licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world.

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