Aperio Group LLC raised its holdings in shares of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) by 11.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 71,516 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 7,607 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC owned approximately 0.06% of Hasbro worth $6,985,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the business. First Trust Advisors LP lifted its stake in Hasbro by 12.3% during the 3rd quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 312,877 shares of the company’s stock valued at $30,559,000 after acquiring an additional 34,322 shares during the period. Boston Advisors LLC lifted its stake in Hasbro by 420.1% during the 3rd quarter. Boston Advisors LLC now owns 11,495 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,123,000 after acquiring an additional 9,285 shares during the period. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. lifted its stake in Hasbro by 7,100.0% during the 3rd quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 1,080 shares of the company’s stock valued at $105,000 after acquiring an additional 1,065 shares during the period. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB lifted its stake in Hasbro by 3.9% during the 3rd quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 28,010 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,736,000 after acquiring an additional 1,060 shares during the period. Finally, Nationwide Fund Advisors lifted its stake in Hasbro by 8.5% during the 3rd quarter. Nationwide Fund Advisors now owns 235,499 shares of the company’s stock valued at $23,001,000 after acquiring an additional 18,499 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 78.13% of the company’s stock.

HAS has been the subject of several analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a “market perform” rating and issued a $95.00 target price (down from $100.00) on shares of Hasbro in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $125.00 target price on shares of Hasbro in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Hasbro from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus decreased their target price on shares of Hasbro from $109.00 to $104.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $118.00 target price on shares of Hasbro in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $106.86.

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Shares of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ HAS) opened at $90.69 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $11,343.60, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.34, a P/E/G ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a quick ratio of 2.11, a current ratio of 2.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87. Hasbro, Inc. has a 1-year low of $77.20 and a 1-year high of $116.20.

Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The company reported $2.09 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.94 by $0.15. The company had revenue of $1.79 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.77 billion. Hasbro had a net margin of 11.34% and a return on equity of 31.74%. The firm’s revenue was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $2.03 EPS. analysts expect that Hasbro, Inc. will post 5 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, Director Alan G. Hassenfeld sold 276 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $99.52, for a total transaction of $27,467.52. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 29,140 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,900,012.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, President John Frascotti sold 25,658 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.81, for a total transaction of $2,432,634.98. Following the sale, the president now directly owns 105,615 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $10,013,358.15. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 608,347 shares of company stock valued at $58,922,047. 11.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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