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HRB $23.90 -0.10 (-0.42%)

H&R Block Inc


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So it is a day later and it seems there is a reason for the 20% post-earnings drop.

Even though HRB beat the current analyst's estimates, the forward guidance for 2019 is lower than expected.

H&R Block shares plunge nearly 20% after new tax law takes 'bite' out of profit forecast

"The shares of the tax preparation company declined 19 percent in early trading Wednesday, a day after it gave a sale guidance range of $3.05 billion to $3.1 billion for its fiscal 2019 versus the Wall Street consensus of $3.14 billion. H&R Block also gave an EBITDA profit margin target range of 24 percent to 26 percent for fiscal 2019, down from the nearly 30 percent EBITDA margin it reported in fiscal 2018."

https://www.cnbc.com

Apparently, the new tax law has made filing taxes so simple, H&R Block will lose a significant amount of future business.

I'm not convinced of that yet.

Anyway.

Let's look at EBITDA (whatever that is). Jason Bateman's character in The Change-Up has an interesting insight into EBITDA.

The EBITDA guidance is 24% on the low end vs 30%.

So the difference is 6%.

6%/30% = .20 or 20%

So a forecast of a 20% reduction in 2019 EBITDA results caused a 1 day 20% decline in the stock.

That seems a little harsh but this is starting to make sense.

Whew!

There may be a trading opportunity here but I not willing to make a bet on this right now.


Wed, Jun 13, 2018 HRB @ $24.29

"H&R Block shares plunged nearly 20 percent in extended trading, despite the tax preparation company's beat on first quarter earnings and revenue. H&R Block reported $5.43 EPS on revenue of $2.39 billion. Analysts were expecting earnings of $5.27 per share on $2.34 billion in revenue. The company also approved a 4 percent quarterly dividend increase to 25 cents per share."

https://www.cnbc.com

So first of all, WHAT!?!?

I don't see any bad news here.

There is growth and they beat the analyst expectations.

Nevertheless, the stock is down almost 20% in after-hours trading.

So a $1,000 investment before the close is now worth about $800.

As I mentioned, in my previous post on HRB, "I am going to wait a few days after earnings before I make a trading decision on this."

I am looking forward to the open tomorrow.

Unless some real serious bad news is announced, this looks interesting to me.

There is actually quite a bit of support at the $25 level.

Oh, I almost forgot.

They announced a dividend increase as well.

I don't know why the stock got hammered like this.

If you bought this stock before the close, my suggestion is don't sell. Watch it for a day or two. Maybe buy more. Use an average down calculator before you buy.


Tue, Jun 12, 2018 HRB @ $29.60

This is another Golden Cross at this time.

The next Earnings Release Date is on Tue, Jun 12, 2018, which is in 4 days.

Because we are so close to earnings, I would be cautious, even though this will be the first earnings announcement since tax day.

I am going to wait a few days after earnings before I make a trading decision on this.


Fri, Jun 8, 2018 HRB @ $29.15

H&R Block Stock Charts

The 5 year and 1 year stock charts are below.


H&R Block 5 year stock chart
H&R Block 5 year stock chart

50 Day Moving Average

The 50 Day Moving Average is at $25.98 which is 8.01% above the stock price of $23.90.

200 Day Moving Average

The 200 Day Moving Average is at 26.15 which is 8.6% above the stock price of $23.90.

HRB Stock Price

Below are a few key dates for the stock price.


Year To Date

Jul
17
Today

The most recent stock price is $23.90.

The Year To Date (YTD) return is -10.69%.

52 Week Low

Jun
28
Thursday

The 52 Week Low stock price is $22.45 set on Thu, Jun 28, 2018 which is 19 days ago.

The current price per share is 6.46% above the 52 week low.

52 Week High

Aug 2017
16
Wednesday

The 52 Week High stock price is $31.79 set on Wed, Aug 16, 2017 which is 335 days ago.

The current price per share is -24.82% below the 52 week high.

All Time High

Nov 2015
02
Monday

The All Time High stock price is $37.53 set on Mon, Nov 2, 2015 which is 988 days ago.

The current price per share is -36.32% below the all time high.

Earnings

Below is the EPS, P/E Ratio and Earnings Date.


The Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $2.91.

The Price To Earnings (P/E) Ratio is 8.23.

Earnings Dates

Stocks can make big percentage moves on the earnings announcement.

Companies announce earnings either before the market open or after the close.

Mar
06
Tuesday

The Earnings Release Date for H&R Block Inc was Tue, Mar 6, 2018.

Since this earnings release 133 days ago, the stock price is down by -7.36%.

Jun
12
Tuesday

The most recent Earnings Release Date was on Tue, Jun 12, 2018, which was 35 days ago.

Since this earnings date, the stock price is down by -18.65%.

H&R Block Dividend

Below is important Dividend information.


The Annual Dividend Yield is 4.25%.

Check out the Dividend Calculator to forecast your potential profis with H&R Block.

(The next ex-dividend date will be around Wed, Sep 19, 2018.)

Declaration Date Amount Ex-Date Record Date Pay Date
Tue, Jun 12, 2018$0.25Thu, Jun 21, 2018Fri, Jun 22, 2018Mon, Jul 2, 2018
Tue, Feb 27, 2018$0.24Mon, Mar 12, 2018Tue, Mar 13, 2018Mon, Apr 2, 2018
Mon, Nov 6, 2017$0.24Fri, Dec 1, 2017Mon, Dec 4, 2017Tue, Jan 2, 2018
Mon, Aug 21, 2017$0.24Tue, Sep 12, 2017Wed, Sep 13, 2017Mon, Oct 2, 2017
Wed, Jun 14, 2017$0.24Wed, Jun 21, 2017Fri, Jun 23, 2017Mon, Jul 3, 2017
Wed, Mar 1, 2017$0.22Fri, Mar 10, 2017Tue, Mar 14, 2017Mon, Apr 3, 2017
Fri, Nov 11, 2016$0.22Thu, Dec 1, 2016Mon, Dec 5, 2016Tue, Jan 3, 2017
Fri, Aug 26, 2016$0.22Mon, Sep 12, 2016Wed, Sep 14, 2016Mon, Oct 3, 2016
Fri, Jun 10, 2016$0.22Thu, Jun 16, 2016Mon, Jun 20, 2016Fri, Jul 1, 2016
Wed, Mar 2, 2016$0.20Fri, Mar 11, 2016Tue, Mar 15, 2016Fri, Apr 1, 2016
Thu, Nov 5, 2015$0.20Thu, Dec 3, 2015Mon, Dec 7, 2015Mon, Jan 4, 2016
Thu, Aug 20, 2015$0.20Fri, Sep 4, 2015Wed, Sep 9, 2015Thu, Oct 1, 2015
Thu, May 7, 2015$0.20Thu, Jun 11, 2015Mon, Jun 15, 2015Wed, Jul 1, 2015
Wed, Mar 4, 2015$0.20Thu, Mar 12, 2015Mon, Mar 16, 2015Wed, Apr 1, 2015
Thu, Nov 6, 2014$0.20Thu, Dec 4, 2014Mon, Dec 8, 2014Fri, Jan 2, 2015
Thu, Aug 21, 2014$0.20Fri, Sep 5, 2014Tue, Sep 9, 2014Wed, Oct 1, 2014
Thu, May 8, 2014$0.20Thu, Jun 12, 2014Mon, Jun 16, 2014Tue, Jul 1, 2014
Wed, Mar 5, 2014$0.20Thu, Mar 13, 2014Mon, Mar 17, 2014Tue, Apr 1, 2014
Wed, Nov 13, 2013$0.20Thu, Dec 5, 2013Mon, Dec 9, 2013Thu, Jan 2, 2014
Mon, Sep 23, 2013$0.20Fri, Sep 6, 2013Tue, Sep 10, 2013Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Thu, May 30, 2013$0.20Thu, Jun 13, 2013Mon, Jun 17, 2013Mon, Jul 1, 2013
Wed, Mar 6, 2013$0.20Thu, Mar 14, 2013Mon, Mar 18, 2013Mon, Apr 1, 2013
Mon, Nov 12, 2012$0.20Thu, Dec 6, 2012Mon, Dec 10, 2012Wed, Jan 2, 2013
Fri, Aug 24, 2012$0.20Wed, Sep 12, 2012Fri, Sep 14, 2012Mon, Oct 1, 2012
Fri, May 11, 2012$0.20Thu, Jun 7, 2012Mon, Jun 11, 2012Mon, Jul 2, 2012
Fri, Mar 2, 2012$0.20Thu, Mar 8, 2012Mon, Mar 12, 2012Mon, Apr 2, 2012
Fri, Dec 9, 2011$0.20Tue, Dec 20, 2011Thu, Dec 22, 2011Thu, Jan 5, 2012
Tue, Aug 16, 2011$0.15Tue, Sep 13, 2011Thu, Sep 15, 2011Mon, Oct 3, 2011
Thu, May 26, 2011$0.15Wed, Jun 8, 2011Fri, Jun 10, 2011Fri, Jul 1, 2011
Wed, Feb 23, 2011$0.15Tue, Mar 8, 2011Thu, Mar 10, 2011Fri, Apr 1, 2011
Wed, Dec 1, 2010$0.15Thu, Dec 9, 2010Mon, Dec 13, 2010Mon, Jan 3, 2011
Fri, Jul 30, 2010$0.15Wed, Sep 8, 2010Fri, Sep 10, 2010Fri, Oct 1, 2010
Thu, May 6, 2010$0.15Tue, Jun 8, 2010Thu, Jun 10, 2010Thu, Jul 1, 2010
Tue, Feb 23, 2010$0.15Tue, Mar 9, 2010Thu, Mar 11, 2010Thu, Apr 1, 2010
Tue, Dec 1, 2009$0.15Wed, Dec 9, 2009Sat, Dec 12, 2009Mon, Jan 4, 2010
Wed, Jul 29, 2009$0.15Tue, Sep 8, 2009Thu, Sep 10, 2009Thu, Oct 1, 2009
Fri, May 8, 2009$0.15Mon, Jun 8, 2009Wed, Jun 10, 2009Wed, Jul 1, 2009
Tue, Feb 24, 2009$0.15Mon, Mar 9, 2009Wed, Mar 11, 2009Wed, Apr 1, 2009
Wed, Nov 26, 2008$0.15Wed, Dec 10, 2008Fri, Dec 12, 2008Fri, Jan 2, 2009
Thu, Aug 28, 2008$0.15Mon, Sep 8, 2008Wed, Sep 10, 2008Wed, Oct 1, 2008
Tue, May 6, 2008$0.14Fri, Jun 6, 2008Tue, Jun 10, 2008Tue, Jul 1, 2008
Tue, Feb 26, 2008$0.14Fri, Mar 7, 2008Tue, Mar 11, 2008Tue, Apr 1, 2008
Wed, Nov 28, 2007$0.14Mon, Dec 10, 2007Wed, Dec 12, 2007Wed, Jan 2, 2008
Wed, Jun 6, 2007$0.14Thu, Sep 6, 2007Mon, Sep 10, 2007Mon, Oct 1, 2007
Thu, May 17, 2007$0.14Thu, Jun 7, 2007Mon, Jun 11, 2007Mon, Jul 2, 2007
Thu, Feb 22, 2007$0.14Thu, Mar 8, 2007Mon, Mar 12, 2007Mon, Apr 2, 2007
Thu, Nov 30, 2006$0.14Fri, Dec 8, 2006Tue, Dec 12, 2006Tue, Jan 2, 2007
Wed, Jun 7, 2006$0.14Thu, Sep 7, 2006Mon, Sep 11, 2006Mon, Oct 2, 2006
Tue, May 23, 2006$0.13Thu, Jun 8, 2006Mon, Jun 12, 2006Mon, Jul 3, 2006
Thu, Feb 23, 2006$0.13Thu, Mar 9, 2006Mon, Mar 13, 2006Mon, Apr 3, 2006
Thu, Nov 17, 2005$0.13Fri, Dec 9, 2005Tue, Dec 13, 2005Tue, Jan 3, 2006
Thu, Jun 9, 2005$0.13Thu, Sep 8, 2005Mon, Sep 12, 2005Mon, Oct 3, 2005
Thu, May 26, 2005$0.11Wed, Jun 8, 2005Fri, Jun 10, 2005Fri, Jul 1, 2005
Thu, Feb 17, 2005$0.11Wed, Mar 9, 2005Fri, Mar 11, 2005Fri, Apr 1, 2005
Fri, Nov 19, 2004$0.11Thu, Dec 9, 2004Mon, Dec 13, 2004Mon, Jan 3, 2005
Wed, Jun 9, 2004$0.11Wed, Sep 8, 2004Fri, Sep 10, 2004Fri, Oct 1, 2004
Wed, May 26, 2004$0.10Tue, Jun 8, 2004Thu, Jun 10, 2004Thu, Jul 1, 2004
Thu, Feb 26, 2004$0.10Tue, Mar 9, 2004Thu, Mar 11, 2004Thu, Apr 1, 2004
Tue, Nov 25, 2003$0.10Wed, Dec 10, 2003Fri, Dec 12, 2003Fri, Jan 2, 2004
Tue, Aug 19, 2003$0.10Mon, Sep 8, 2003Wed, Sep 10, 2003Wed, Oct 1, 2003
Thu, May 29, 2003$0.09Fri, Jun 6, 2003Tue, Jun 10, 2003Tue, Jul 1, 2003
Mon, Feb 24, 2003$0.09Fri, Mar 7, 2003Tue, Mar 11, 2003Tue, Apr 1, 2003
Tue, Nov 26, 2002$0.09Tue, Dec 10, 2002Thu, Dec 12, 2002Thu, Jan 2, 2003
Wed, Jun 12, 2002$0.09Fri, Sep 6, 2002Tue, Sep 10, 2002Tue, Oct 1, 2002
Thu, May 30, 2002$0.08Thu, Jun 6, 2002Mon, Jun 10, 2002Mon, Jul 1, 2002
Wed, Feb 27, 2002$0.08Thu, Mar 7, 2002Mon, Mar 11, 2002Mon, Apr 1, 2002
Wed, Nov 28, 2001$0.08Mon, Dec 10, 2001Wed, Dec 12, 2001Wed, Jan 2, 2002
Wed, Jun 20, 2001$0.08Thu, Sep 6, 2001Mon, Sep 10, 2001Mon, Oct 1, 2001
Wed, May 23, 2001$0.08Thu, Jun 7, 2001Mon, Jun 11, 2001Mon, Jul 2, 2001
Tue, Feb 27, 2001$0.08Thu, Mar 8, 2001Mon, Mar 12, 2001Mon, Apr 2, 2001
Tue, Nov 28, 2000$0.08Fri, Dec 8, 2000Tue, Dec 12, 2000Tue, Jan 2, 2001
Wed, Jun 21, 2000$0.08Thu, Sep 7, 2000Mon, Sep 11, 2000Mon, Oct 2, 2000
Wed, May 31, 2000$0.07Thu, Jun 8, 2000Mon, Jun 12, 2000Mon, Jul 3, 2000
Wed, Feb 23, 2000$0.07Thu, Mar 9, 2000Mon, Mar 13, 2000Mon, Apr 3, 2000
Tue, Nov 23, 1999$0.07Thu, Dec 9, 1999Mon, Dec 13, 1999Mon, Jan 3, 2000
Tue, Jun 15, 1999$0.07Wed, Sep 8, 1999Fri, Sep 10, 1999Fri, Oct 1, 1999
Wed, May 26, 1999$0.06Tue, Jun 8, 1999Thu, Jun 10, 1999Thu, Jul 1, 1999
Mon, Feb 22, 1999$0.06Tue, Mar 9, 1999Thu, Mar 11, 1999Thu, Apr 1, 1999
Mon, Nov 23, 1998$0.06Thu, Dec 10, 1998Mon, Dec 14, 1998Mon, Jan 4, 1999
Wed, Jun 17, 1998$0.06Tue, Sep 8, 1998Thu, Sep 10, 1998Thu, Oct 1, 1998
Fri, Jun 5, 1998$0.05Mon, Jun 8, 1998Wed, Jun 10, 1998Wed, Jul 1, 1998
Mon, Feb 23, 1998$0.05Mon, Mar 9, 1998Wed, Mar 11, 1998Wed, Apr 1, 1998
Mon, Nov 24, 1997$0.05Wed, Dec 10, 1997Fri, Dec 12, 1997Fri, Jan 2, 1998
Tue, Aug 19, 1997$0.05Mon, Sep 8, 1997Wed, Sep 10, 1997Wed, Oct 1, 1997
Fri, May 30, 1997$0.05Fri, Jun 6, 1997Tue, Jun 10, 1997Tue, Jul 1, 1997
Thu, Feb 20, 1997$0.05Fri, Mar 7, 1997Tue, Mar 11, 1997Tue, Apr 1, 1997
Thu, Nov 21, 1996$0.05Tue, Dec 10, 1996Thu, Dec 12, 1996Thu, Jan 2, 1997
Sat, Aug 17, 1996$0.08Fri, Sep 6, 1996Tue, Sep 10, 1996Tue, Oct 1, 1996
Wed, May 29, 1996$0.08Thu, Jun 6, 1996Mon, Jun 10, 1996Mon, Jul 1, 1996
Tue, Feb 20, 1996$0.08Thu, Mar 7, 1996Mon, Mar 11, 1996Mon, Apr 1, 1996
Tue, Nov 28, 1995$0.08Fri, Dec 8, 1995Tue, Dec 12, 1995Tue, Jan 2, 1996
Wed, Jun 21, 1995$0.08Thu, Sep 7, 1995Mon, Sep 11, 1995Mon, Oct 2, 1995
Fri, May 19, 1995$0.08Thu, Jun 8, 1995Mon, Jun 12, 1995Mon, Jul 3, 1995
Wed, Feb 15, 1995$0.08Tue, Mar 7, 1995Mon, Mar 13, 1995Mon, Apr 3, 1995
Wed, Nov 30, 1994$0.08Wed, Dec 7, 1994Tue, Dec 13, 1994Tue, Jan 3, 1995
Wed, Jun 22, 1994$0.08Tue, Sep 6, 1994Mon, Sep 12, 1994Mon, Oct 3, 1994
Thu, May 26, 1994$0.07Mon, Jun 6, 1994Fri, Jun 10, 1994Fri, Jul 1, 1994
Mon, Feb 28, 1994$0.07Fri, Mar 4, 1994Thu, Mar 10, 1994Fri, Apr 1, 1994
Mon, Nov 29, 1993$0.07Tue, Dec 7, 1993Mon, Dec 13, 1993Mon, Jan 3, 1994
Wed, Jul 28, 1993$0.07Fri, Sep 3, 1993Fri, Sep 10, 1993Fri, Oct 1, 1993
Fri, May 28, 1993$0.06Fri, Jun 4, 1993Thu, Jun 10, 1993Thu, Jul 1, 1993
Fri, Feb 26, 1993$0.06Fri, Mar 5, 1993Thu, Mar 11, 1993Thu, Apr 1, 1993
Fri, Nov 27, 1992$0.06Tue, Dec 8, 1992Mon, Dec 14, 1992Mon, Jan 4, 1993
Wed, Jun 17, 1992$0.06Thu, Sep 3, 1992Thu, Sep 10, 1992Thu, Oct 1, 1992
Tue, Jun 2, 1992$0.06Thu, Jun 4, 1992Wed, Jun 10, 1992Wed, Jul 1, 1992
Fri, Feb 28, 1992$0.06Thu, Mar 5, 1992Wed, Mar 11, 1992Wed, Apr 1, 1992
Tue, Nov 26, 1991$0.06Fri, Dec 6, 1991Thu, Dec 12, 1991Thu, Jan 2, 1992
Wed, Jun 19, 1991$0.06Wed, Sep 4, 1991Tue, Sep 10, 1991Tue, Oct 1, 1991
Thu, May 30, 1991$0.05Tue, Jun 4, 1991Mon, Jun 10, 1991Mon, Jul 1, 1991
Wed, Feb 27, 1991$0.05Tue, Mar 5, 1991Mon, Mar 11, 1991Mon, Apr 1, 1991
Wed, Nov 28, 1990$0.05Thu, Dec 6, 1990Wed, Dec 12, 1990Wed, Jan 2, 1991
Wed, Jun 20, 1990$0.05Tue, Sep 4, 1990Mon, Sep 10, 1990Mon, Oct 1, 1990
Tue, May 29, 1990$0.04Tue, Jun 5, 1990Mon, Jun 11, 1990Mon, Jul 2, 1990
Wed, Feb 28, 1990$0.04Tue, Mar 6, 1990Mon, Mar 12, 1990Mon, Apr 2, 1990
Mon, Nov 27, 1989$0.04Wed, Dec 6, 1989Tue, Dec 12, 1989Tue, Jan 2, 1990
Wed, Jun 21, 1989$0.04Tue, Sep 5, 1989Mon, Sep 11, 1989Mon, Oct 2, 1989
Tue, May 30, 1989$0.03Tue, Jun 6, 1989Mon, Jun 12, 1989Mon, Jul 3, 1989
Mon, Feb 27, 1989$0.03Tue, Mar 7, 1989Mon, Mar 13, 1989Mon, Apr 3, 1989
Mon, Nov 28, 1988$0.03Wed, Dec 7, 1988Tue, Dec 13, 1988Tue, Jan 3, 1989
Wed, Jun 29, 1988$0.03Tue, Sep 6, 1988Mon, Sep 12, 1988Mon, Oct 3, 1988
Fri, May 27, 1988$0.03Mon, Jun 6, 1988Fri, Jun 10, 1988Fri, Jul 1, 1988
Fri, Feb 26, 1988$0.03Mon, Mar 7, 1988Fri, Mar 11, 1988Fri, Apr 1, 1988
Mon, Nov 30, 1987$0.03Tue, Dec 8, 1987Mon, Dec 14, 1987Mon, Jan 4, 1988
Wed, Jun 24, 1987$0.03Thu, Sep 3, 1987Thu, Sep 10, 1987Thu, Oct 1, 1987
Fri, May 29, 1987$0.02Thu, Jun 4, 1987Wed, Jun 10, 1987Wed, Jul 1, 1987
Fri, Feb 27, 1987$0.02Thu, Mar 5, 1987Wed, Mar 11, 1987Wed, Apr 1, 1987
Tue, Dec 2, 1986$0.02Mon, Dec 8, 1986Fri, Dec 12, 1986Fri, Jan 2, 1987
Wed, Jun 25, 1986$0.02Thu, Sep 4, 1986Wed, Sep 10, 1986Wed, Oct 1, 1986
Fri, May 30, 1986$0.02Wed, Jun 4, 1986Tue, Jun 10, 1986Tue, Jul 1, 1986
Fri, Feb 28, 1986$0.02Wed, Mar 5, 1986Tue, Mar 11, 1986Tue, Apr 1, 1986
Thu, Nov 21, 1985$0.02Fri, Dec 6, 1985Thu, Dec 12, 1985Thu, Jan 2, 1986
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HRB Company Profile

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H&R Block Inc LogoH&R Block Inc is a Consumer Discretionary stock that trades on the NYSE and has a market capitalization of $5.01 Billion.

http://www.hrblock.comH&R Block, Inc. (H&R Block), through its subsidiaries, provides tax preparation and other services. The Company provides assisted income tax return preparation, digital do-it-yourself (DIY) tax solutions and other services and products related to income tax return preparation to the general public primarily in the United States, Canada, Australia and their respective territories. Assisted income tax return preparation and related services are provided by tax professionals through a system of retail offices operated directly by the Company or its franchisees. It offers tax support, planning, and business accounting and advisory services to its clients. The Company offers a range of online tax services, including preparation of federal and state income tax returns, review of tax returns by a tax professional, access to tax tips, advice and tax-related news, use of calculators for tax planning, error checking and electronic filing.

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