Hasbro (HAS) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.08

Press coverage about Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hasbro earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the company an impact score of 45.6670728278014 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

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

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on HAS shares. KeyCorp reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price target on shares of Hasbro in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. DA Davidson reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $124.00 price target (up previously from $121.00) on shares of Hasbro in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. B. Riley started coverage on shares of Hasbro in a research note on Thursday, December 21st. They set a “buy” rating and a $108.00 price target on the stock. Barclays reaffirmed an “equal weight” rating on shares of Hasbro in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $83.00 price target on shares of Hasbro in a research note on Monday, November 27th. Nine analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $109.87.

Hasbro (HAS) traded down $1.10 during trading on Monday, hitting $96.63. 1,303,484 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,955,575. Hasbro has a 52 week low of $87.92 and a 52 week high of $116.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $12,172.82, a price-to-earnings ratio of 30.97, a P/E/G ratio of 1.56 and a beta of 0.86. The company has a quick ratio of 2.56, a current ratio of 2.90 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93.

Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 7th. The company reported $2.30 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.82 by $0.48. Hasbro had a net margin of 7.61% and a return on equity of 36.36%. The company had revenue of $1.60 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.72 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.64 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 1.8% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Hasbro will post 5.37 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 15th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 1st will be given a $0.63 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 30th. This represents a $2.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.61%. This is a positive change from Hasbro’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.57. Hasbro’s dividend payout ratio is presently 73.08%.

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About Hasbro

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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