Negative News Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) Share Price

Media headlines about Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) have trended negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Hasbro earned a daily sentiment score of -2.46 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news coverage about the company an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Hasbro’s ranking:

NASDAQ HAS opened at $100.02 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 2.64, a quick ratio of 2.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.99. The firm’s fifty day moving average price is $117.60 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $107.82. Hasbro has a 1 year low of $76.84 and a 1 year high of $126.87. The firm has a market capitalization of $15.39 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.98, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.39 and a beta of 1.09.

Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 22nd. The company reported $1.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.18 by ($0.34). Hasbro had a return on equity of 30.92% and a net margin of 6.69%. The firm had revenue of $1.58 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.71 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.93 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up .3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, research analysts anticipate that Hasbro will post 4.79 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 1st will be given a dividend of $0.68 per share. This represents a $2.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 31st. Hasbro’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 70.65%.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on HAS. SunTrust Banks set a $118.00 price objective on shares of Hasbro and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 23rd. Monness Crespi & Hardt reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $127.00 price objective (up previously from $109.00) on shares of Hasbro in a research report on Wednesday, July 24th. BidaskClub raised shares of Hasbro from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 17th. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their price objective on shares of Hasbro from $95.00 to $111.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 1st. Finally, DA Davidson reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Hasbro in a research report on Friday, August 23rd. Seven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $123.21.

Hasbro Company Profile

Hasbro, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a play and entertainment company. The company's U.S. and Canada segment markets and sells action figures, arts and crafts, and creative play products; electronic toys and related electronic interactive products; fashion and other dolls, infant products, play sets, preschool toys, plush products, and sports action blasters and accessories; and vehicles and toy-related specialty products, as well as traditional board games, and trading card and role-playing games primarily in the United States and Canada.

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