Media headlines about H & R Block (NYSE:HRB) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. H & R Block earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 41.1420458167886 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of H & R Block (HRB) traded up $0.48 during trading on Monday, hitting $28.04. The stock had a trading volume of 3,459,642 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,180,000. The firm has a market cap of $5,860.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.84, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.96 and a beta of 0.37. The company has a current ratio of 1.13, a quick ratio of 1.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of -3.62. H & R Block has a fifty-two week low of $19.85 and a fifty-two week high of $31.80.

H & R Block (NYSE:HRB) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, December 6th. The company reported ($0.71) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.72) by $0.01. The business had revenue of $140.85 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $131.24 million. H & R Block had a negative return on equity of 110.06% and a net margin of 12.90%. The firm’s revenue was up 7.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned ($0.67) EPS. equities research analysts predict that H & R Block will post 2.65 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on the company. BMO Capital Markets raised their price objective on H & R Block from $2.75 to $31.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded H & R Block from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. ValuEngine lowered H & R Block from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Oppenheimer restated a “hold” rating on shares of H & R Block in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $27.67.

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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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