Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dividend Stock Buzz: Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS)

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) share price jumped at US$ 84.6 before falling back to end the trade at US$ 83.92 a share. The dividend stock is -4.59% off a 52-week high stock price of US$ 88.53 but is up 24.6% since hitting the US$ 68.6. Investors are buying the stock with a trailing-twelve-month price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 19.94.

After a -0.08% fall from previous close of US$ 83.99, Hasbro, Inc. (HAS) has a US$ 10.44 Billion market cap. The company pays a US$ 0.51-cent-per-share quarterly dividend, giving it a 2.43% yield. That brings its full year payout to US$ 2.04 and 46.7% annual payout ratio based on EPS.

The HAS has soared 7.88% year-to-date. The equity has gained steam in recent weeks, with shares up about 2.39% in the past three months. It added 0.07%, climbed 3.64% and jumped 5.69% in the week, one month and six months, respectively. Revenue growth rate was recorded at 2.1% and net income per share was seen moving at a 5.4% rate in the past five years.

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) is over 1% above analysts’ consensus price target of US$ 86.7. The stock has blown through analysts’ low price target of US$ 82, but is still below the high US$ 98 target. On a price appreciation basis over the past 12 months, the stock returned 17.98%.

The most recent short interest data show 6.82% of the company’s stock are short sold. It would take about 5.82 days to cover all short positions. In terms of volatility, it has a beta coefficient of 0.77 and technical analysis volatility indicator called Average True Range or ATR around 1.69.

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) closed 1.97% above its 200-day moving average which many technicians use as a guide to the long-term trend, so stocks above the line are considered to be in longer-term uptrends, while those below it are considered to be in downtrends. The stock is 0.54% above another chart threshold, its 50-day moving average and 3.05% above its 20-day simple moving average.

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Dividend Stock Buzz: Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS)

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