Analyst Research and Recommendations: H&R Block, Inc. (HRB), SUPERVALU Inc. (SVU)

Analyst Recommendation is an outlook of a stock-market analyst on a stock. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. increased its position in H & R Block by 1.5% in the third quarter.

FT reports, The 7 analysts offering 12 month price targets for H & R Block Inc have a median target of 23.00, with a high estimate of 28.00 and a low estimate of 18.00. The liquidity measure in recent quarter results of the company was recorded 1.60 as current ratio. The stock tapped a 52-week high of US$6.17 while the mean 12-month price target for the shares is US$5.04. Zacks Investment Research gave H&R Block, Inc.

H & R Block (NYSE:HRB) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, December 7th. A P/B ratio of less than 1.0 can indicate that a stock is undervalued, while a ratio of greater than 1.0 may indicate that a stock is overvalued.

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB)'s shares have the potential to reach a high EPS of -0.42 per share, and a low EPS of -0.64 per share in the current quarter. Earnings, with 9 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $-0.5. The company is estimating to achieve earnings per share (EPS) growth of -13.00% in this year and the earnings per share (EPS) growth expected to be 6.41% in the next year. While the actual EPS the company reported in the same quarter previous year was -0.34/share. Current quarter revenue movements show that, the company has set average revenue estimates of $446.39M covering forecast of 7 analysts. Street expectations were for a loss of $0.50. (NYSE:HRB) reported Actual EPS of $-0.67/share with the difference of 0.01 percent and a surprise of 1.5 percent. The median estimate represents a 9.68% increase from the last price of 20.97. The company earned $131.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $126.93 million. Revenue fell 4.8% to $451.9 million, pressured by fewer clients in the assisted and do-it-yourself tax preparation businesses, the company said. The price to earnings growth ratio is 1.39 and the price to sales ratio is 1.40.

H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) late Tuesday posted a less than expected net loss for the fiscal third quarter, along with much higher than anticipated revenue, sending its shares soaring in aftermarket trading. The share price of $29.66 is at a distance of 8.2 percent from its 52-week low and down -15.49 percent versus its peak. WFT market capitalization is 6.52B with beta of 2.37. Its share price has decline -4.38% in three months and is up 4.64% for the last five trades. The stock lost nearly -10.1% in price since last earning report, when its share price was $23.34.

This year, the company showed a solid 1.9 percent of growth. 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 firm owned 38,420 shares of the company's stock after selling 427 shares during the period. The Insider Ownership of the company now is 0.4 percent, and Institutional Ownership is 95.2 percent.

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