Media coverage about Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Hasbro earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.0408520204457 out of 100, indicating that recent press 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 headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Several analysts have recently issued reports on HAS shares. Jefferies Group set a $125.00 target price on Hasbro and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, August 21st. Zacks Investment Research lowered Hasbro from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. UBS set a $104.00 price objective on Hasbro and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, November 13th. DA Davidson set a $124.00 price objective on Hasbro and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “market perform” rating and issued a $95.00 price objective (down from $100.00) on shares of Hasbro in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. Twelve investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $105.99.

Shares of Hasbro (HAS) traded down $1.80 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $94.07. The stock had a trading volume of 2,048,401 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,340,188. Hasbro has a 12-month low of $77.20 and a 12-month high of $116.20. The firm has a market capitalization of $11,888.83, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.35, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 0.86. 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 (NASDAQ:HAS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The company reported $2.09 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.94 by $0.15. Hasbro had a return on equity of 31.74% and a net margin of 11.34%. The firm had revenue of $1.79 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.77 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $2.03 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. 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. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.57 per share. This represents a $2.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.42%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 31st. Hasbro’s payout ratio is 48.72%.

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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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