H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, November 7th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 9th will be given a dividend of 0.26 per share on Thursday, January 2nd. This represents a $1.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.26%.
NYSE:HRB opened at $24.42 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.14, a current ratio of 1.29 and a quick ratio of 1.29. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $23.99 and a two-hundred day moving average of $26.31. The stock has a market cap of $5.02 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.36, a PEG ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 0.24. H & R Block has a 1-year low of $22.96 and a 1-year high of $29.62.
H & R Block (NYSE:HRB) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 28th. The company reported ($0.72) earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.75) by $0.03. The company had revenue of $150.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $151.35 million. H & R Block had a net margin of 13.71% and a return on equity of 305.29%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted ($0.72) EPS. As a group, equities analysts expect that H & R Block will post 1.99 earnings per share for the current year.
A number of equities analysts have weighed in on HRB shares. ValuEngine raised shares of H & R Block from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 10th. Morgan Stanley decreased their price objective on shares of H & R Block from $29.00 to $28.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Thursday, August 29th. TheStreet cut shares of H & R Block from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 28th. Finally, Barrington Research decreased their price objective on shares of H & R Block from $32.00 to $30.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, August 30th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.00.
About H & R Block
H&R Block, Inc, through its subsidiaries, 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, and Australia. The company offers assisted income tax return preparation and related services through a system of retail offices operated directly by the company or by franchisees.
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