Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Hasbro (HAS) Share Price

Press coverage about Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. 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 news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.7602098171696 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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

Hasbro (NASDAQ HAS) traded up $0.04 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $92.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,328,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,356,233. Hasbro has a 52-week low of $80.22 and a 52-week high of $116.20. The company has a current ratio of 2.53, a quick ratio of 2.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87. The firm has a market cap of $11,520.00, a P/E ratio of 19.71, a P/E/G ratio of 1.76 and a beta of 0.86.

Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) last released its quarterly earnings results 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 return on equity of 56.23% and a net margin of 14.82%. The firm 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 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Hasbro will post 5 EPS for the current year.

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

HAS has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Co reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $95.00 price objective (down from $100.00) on shares of Hasbro in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. BidaskClub lowered Hasbro from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. DA Davidson set a $124.00 price objective on Hasbro and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Hasbro from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus decreased their price objective on Hasbro from $109.00 to $104.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, October 16th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $105.81.

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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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