NYSE:HRB - H & R Block Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$25.81 -0.18 (-0.69 %)
(As of 10/19/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$25.81
Today's Range$25.79 - $26.1850
52-Week Range$22.45 - $29.81
Volume2.07 million shs
Average Volume3.01 million shs
Market Capitalization$5.34 billion
P/E Ratio8.66
Dividend Yield3.85%
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. It also develops and markets DIY income tax preparation software online, as well as through third-party retail stores and direct mail; and provides DIY tax services, including preparation of federal and state income tax returns, access to tax tips, advice and tax-related news, use of calculators for tax planning, and error checking and electronic filing. In addition, the company develops and offers applications for mobile devices, which offer tax return preparation solutions and related services and products. Further, it provides refund transfers, H&R Block Emerald Advance lines of credit, H&R Block Emerald Prepaid MasterCard, Peace of Mind Extended Service Plan, Tax Identity Shield, and refund advance loans; POM, an Instant Cash Back refund option; and H&R Block Pay with Refund option. H&R Block, Inc. was founded in 1946 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Personal services
Sub-IndustrySpecialized Consumer Services
SectorConsumer Discretionary


Debt-to-Equity Ratio7.79
Current Ratio2.27
Quick Ratio2.27


Trailing P/E Ratio8.66
Forward P/E Ratio13.51
P/E Growth1.36

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.16 billion
Price / Sales1.68
Cash Flow$3.8465 per share
Price / Cash6.71
Book Value$1.88 per share
Price / Book13.73


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.98
Net Income$613.14 million
Net Margins18.66%
Return on Equity-461.55%
Return on Assets24.18%


Outstanding Shares205,520,000
Market Cap$5.34 billion

H & R Block (NYSE:HRB) Frequently Asked Questions

What is H & R Block's stock symbol?

H & R Block trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "HRB."

How often does H & R Block pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for H & R Block?

H & R Block declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, August 23rd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 12th will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share on Monday, October 1st. This represents a $1.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.87%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 11th. View H & R Block's Dividend History.

How were H & R Block's earnings last quarter?

H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August, 28th. The company reported ($0.72) earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of ($0.77) by $0.05. The firm earned $145 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $137.57 million. H & R Block had a net margin of 18.66% and a negative return on equity of 461.55%. The business's revenue was up 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted ($0.62) EPS. View H & R Block's Earnings History.

When is H & R Block's next earnings date?

H & R Block is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, December 5th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for H & R Block.

What price target have analysts set for HRB?

7 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for H & R Block's stock. Their forecasts range from $19.00 to $28.00. On average, they anticipate H & R Block's stock price to reach $24.9483 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for H & R Block.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for H & R Block?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for H & R Block in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 4 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for H & R Block.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about H & R Block stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about H & R Block stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "H&R Block is well poised to gain from opportunities offered by growing tax industry in both assisted and DIY channels. It is currently investing heavily in price, technology and operational excellency aiming to achieve overall objectives of clients, revenue, and earnings growth over the long term. The company has a healthy balance sheet with robust cash generation capacity. A strong cash position allows H&R Block to pursue opportunities that exhibit true potential and positions it for sustainable clients, revenue and earnings growth. The stock has outperformed the industry it belongs to, over the past year. On the flip side, H&R Block is likely to witness escalation in costs due to investments. Moreover, as impacts of seasonality, revenues stay significantly down and the company incurs loss in first three quarters of fiscal year." (10/9/2018)
  • 2. BTIG Research analysts commented, "Block (HRB) have declined by more than 18% since management on June 12 unveiled FY19 financial guidance that included a year-over-year revenue decline they said would be due to changes in the company’s pricing structure that would “address the impact of the recent tax legislation.” The impact to which they were referring stemmed from the anticipated decision by some of HRB’s assisted tax preparation customers to opt to use the standard deduction rather than to use the company’s services. HRB’s reduced guidance demonstrated that the simplification arising from tax reform would have the negative effect on HRB’s operating performance that we had anticipated when we downgraded the stock to Sell in November 2016." (6/21/2018)

Are investors shorting H & R Block?

H & R Block saw a increase in short interest in the month of September. As of September 14th, there was short interest totalling 26,159,198 shares, an increase of 10.7% from the August 31st total of 23,628,616 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,491,419 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 10.5 days. Approximately 12.8% of the company's shares are short sold. View H & R Block's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of H & R Block's key competitors?

Who are H & R Block's key executives?

H & R Block's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Jeffrey J. Jones II, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 50)
  • Mr. Tony G. Bowen, Chief Financial Officer (Age 43)
  • Ms. Kellie J. Logerwell, Chief Accounting Officer & VP (Age 48)
  • Mr. Thomas A. Gerke, Chief Admin. Officer & Gen. Counsel (Age 62)
  • Mr. Henry W. Bloch, Co-Founder & Honorary Chairman (Age 96)

Who are H & R Block's major shareholders?

H & R Block's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Scout Investments Inc. (0.43%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.32%), Andra AP fonden (0.16%), Empowered Funds LLC (0.06%), Empirical Finance LLC (0.05%) and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.05%). Company insiders that own H & R Block stock include David B Lewis, James F Wright, Kathryn M Collins, Kellie J Logerwell, Robert A Gerard, Thomas A Gerke, Tom D Seip and William C Cobb. View Institutional Ownership Trends for H & R Block.

Which institutional investors are selling H & R Block stock?

HRB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Scout Investments Inc., First Manhattan Co., Andra AP fonden, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, DNB Asset Management AS, Endurance Wealth Management Inc., Aperio Group LLC and Pennsylvania Trust Co. View Insider Buying and Selling for H & R Block.

Which institutional investors are buying H & R Block stock?

HRB stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Empowered Funds LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Empirical Finance LLC, First Hawaiian Bank, Rockland Trust Co. and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. View Insider Buying and Selling for H & R Block.

How do I buy shares of H & R Block?

Shares of HRB can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is H & R Block's stock price today?

One share of HRB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $25.81.

How big of a company is H & R Block?

H & R Block has a market capitalization of $5.34 billion and generates $3.16 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $613.14 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.98 on an earnings per share basis. H & R Block employs 2,700 workers across the globe.

What is H & R Block's official website?

The official website for H & R Block is http://www.hrblock.com.

How can I contact H & R Block?

H & R Block's mailing address is ONE H&R BLOCK WAY, KANSAS CITY MO, 64105. The company can be reached via phone at 816-854-3000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for H & R Block (NYSE HRB)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  398 (Thanks for Voting!)
Underperform Votes:  421 (Thanks for Voting!)
Total Votes:  819
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This page was last updated on 10/20/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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