H&R Block shares leap after earnings beat, market share gains

Posted March 09, 2017

The back half of the current filing season could prove a little less fruitful for H&R Block, which the company freely admits: "While overall industry and company volume is expected to improve during the second half of the tax season, company performance relative to the industry is expected to moderate given the conclusion of its Free Federal 1040EZ and Refund Advance promotions on February 28", it said Tuesday. Past 5 years growth of H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) observed at 10.00%, and for the next five years the analysts that follow this company are expecting its growth at 10.00%. The institutional investor owned 101,800 shares of the company's stock after buying an additional 66,200 shares during the period. Aviva Public Limited holds 0.02% of its portfolio in H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) for 147,085 shares. If you are reading this piece of content on another publication, it was stolen and reposted in violation of USA and worldwide copyright and trademark laws. AA right now sits at consensus rating of 2.20 while 0 analysts have advocated the shares as "BUY", 0 calls it an "OUTPERFORM" and 0 suggest "HOLD".

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H & R Block (NYSE:HRB) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March 7th. Revenue for the quarter came in at $452 million, down $23 million from the previous year. The share price is now 0.91 percent versus its SMA20, -5.35 percent versus its SMA50, and -6.53 percent versus its SMA200. H & R Block had a negative return on equity of 115.26% and a net margin of 11.52%. The firm's revenue was down 4.8% compared to the same quarter past year. Wedbush reaffirmed a "neutral" rating and issued a $25.00 price target on shares of H & R Block in a research note on Friday, December 9th. Oppenheimer Holdings analyst S. Schneeberger now anticipates that the brokerage will earn $3.77 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $3.43. The stock now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $25.63. Moreover, Toronto Dominion Fincl Bank has 0% invested in H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB). BTIG Research maintained the shares of HRB in report on Thursday, September 3 with "Buy" rating. The ETF decreased 0.74% or $0.4 on March 7, reaching $53.83. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 4.22%. "But, an exec at the company said "[We are] clearly not satisfied with how we have performed in comparison to the market". Finally, MSI Financial Services Inc boosted its position in shares of H & R Block by 122.4% in the third quarter. H & R Block's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 57.14%. 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; and develops and markets do-it-yourself (DIY) online income tax preparation software solutions.