Media headlines about Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hasbro earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.7602098171696 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Hasbro (HAS) traded up $0.04 during mid-day trading 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. The company has a quick ratio of 2.11, a current ratio of 2.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87. The company has a market cap of $11,520.00, a PE ratio of 19.71, 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.

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

The company also recently disclosed 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 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.47%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, January 31st. Hasbro’s payout ratio is 48.61%.

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

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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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