Blackhawk Network (NASDAQ:HAWK) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

Media headlines about Blackhawk Network (NASDAQ:HAWK) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Blackhawk Network earned a news impact score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.4847995634898 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Blackhawk Network (NASDAQ:HAWK) opened at $45.25 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $2,559.43, a P/E ratio of -754.04, a PEG ratio of 5.11 and a beta of 0.48. The company has a quick ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74. Blackhawk Network has a 1 year low of $32.60 and a 1 year high of $46.70.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on HAWK shares. Argus lowered their price objective on shares of Blackhawk Network from $50.00 to $45.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. SunTrust Banks set a $43.00 price objective on shares of Blackhawk Network and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Blackhawk Network from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $51.00 price objective on shares of Blackhawk Network in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Craig Hallum cut shares of Blackhawk Network from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $47.92.

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About Blackhawk Network

Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc is a prepaid payment network. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Retail, International, and Incentives & Rewards. The U.S. Retail segment is engaged in the sale of prepaid products to consumers at its retail distribution partners and online and the sale of telecom handsets to retail distribution partners for resale to consumers.

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