Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Finds

News articles about Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hasbro earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 45.1053631429294 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.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

HAS has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Hasbro from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday. B. Riley started coverage on Hasbro in a report on Thursday, December 21st. They set a “buy” rating and a $108.00 price target on the stock. BidaskClub raised Hasbro from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 15th. BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $83.00 target price on shares of Hasbro in a report on Monday, November 27th. Finally, UBS Group set a $104.00 target price on Hasbro and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, November 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $105.81.

Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) opened at $92.31 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $11,520.00, a PE ratio of 19.68, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.76 and a beta of 0.86. Hasbro has a 1 year low of $80.22 and a 1 year high of $116.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87, a current ratio of 2.53 and a quick ratio of 2.11.

Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 23rd. The company reported $2.09 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.94 by $0.15. Hasbro had a net margin of 14.82% and a return on equity of 56.23%. The business had revenue of $1.79 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.77 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $2.03 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Hasbro will post 5 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, February 1st will be given a dividend of $0.57 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 31st. This represents a $2.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.47%. Hasbro’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 48.61%.

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Hasbro Company Profile

Hasbro, Inc (Hasbro) is a play and entertainment company. The Company’s operating segments include the U.S. and Canada, International, and Entertainment and Licensing. From toys and games to content development, including television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a consumer products licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world.

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