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

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$26.37 +0.23 (+0.88 %)
(As of 08/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$26.14
Today's Range$26.24 - $26.51
52-Week Range$22.45 - $30.74
Volume3.50 million shs
Average Volume3.20 million shs
Market Capitalization$5.31 billion
P/E Ratio8.84
Dividend Yield3.83%
H & R Block logoH&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 Ratio3.80
Current Ratio2.24
Quick Ratio2.24


Trailing P/E Ratio8.84
Forward P/E Ratio13.81
P/E Growth1.23

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.16 billion
Price / Sales1.71
Cash Flow$3.9535 per share
Price / Cash6.67
Book Value$1.88 per share
Price / Book14.03


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.98
Net Income$613.14 million
Net Margins19.40%
Return on Equity-269.22%
Return on Assets26.25%


Outstanding Shares205,470,000
Market Cap$5.31 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, June 12th. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.25 per share on Monday, July 2nd. This represents a $1.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, June 21st. This is a boost from H & R Block's previous quarterly dividend of $0.24. View H & R Block's Dividend History.

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

H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, June, 12th. The company reported $5.43 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $5.27 by $0.16. The company had revenue of $2.39 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.34 billion. H & R Block had a negative return on equity of 269.22% and a net margin of 19.40%. The business's revenue was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $3.76 earnings per share. 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 Tuesday, August, 28th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for H & R Block.

What price target have analysts set for HRB?

8 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for H & R Block's shares. Their predictions range from $19.00 to $30.00. On average, they expect H & R Block's stock price to reach $25.8129 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.1%. View Analyst Price Targets for H & R Block.

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

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for H & R Block in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 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 focusing on its core tax business and has divested its H&R Block Bank to BofI Federal Bank. The company has made several enhancements to its online digital tax software to improve monetization and conversion. As part of the nationwide program for health care exchange enrolment, H&R Block partnered GoHealth Insurance whereby its clients can purchase their health care insurance online or over the phone through licensed GoHealth agents. Despite such tailwinds, the company’s shares have underperformed the industry's growth in the past year. The company continues to face huge litigations in connection with its operating activities. The company is highly susceptible to cyber-attacks including computer viruses, malicious codes, worms, phishing attacks, social engineering, denial of service attacks and other sophisticated attacks." (8/14/2018)
  • 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)

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)

Has H & R Block been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about HRB stock have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. H & R Block earned a news and rumor sentiment score of 0.01 on Accern's scale. They also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 46.88 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. View Recent Headlines for H & R Block.

Who are H & R Block's major shareholders?

H & R Block's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (12.45%), Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec (4.12%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (3.01%), Jupiter Asset Management Ltd. (2.11%), Millennium Management LLC (1.54%) and American Century Companies Inc. (1.34%). Company insiders that own H & R Block stock include David B Lewis, Gregory J Macfarlane, James F Wright, Kathryn M Collins, Kellie J Logerwell, Robert A Gerard, 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 Bank of New York Mellon Corp, FMR LLC, Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. 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 BlackRock Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Mackay Shields LLC, Unigestion Holding SA, Scout Investments Inc., United Services Automobile Association, Carillon Tower Advisers Inc. and Marshall Wace LLP. Company insiders that have bought H & R Block stock in the last two years include Gregory J Macfarlane and Robert A Gerard. 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 $26.37.

How big of a company is H & R Block?

H & R Block has a market capitalization of $5.31 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.

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:  382 (Thanks for Voting!)
Underperform Votes:  404 (Thanks for Voting!)
Total Votes:  786
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This page was last updated on 8/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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