) pushed the Diversified Services industry higher today making it today's featured diversified services winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 1.4%. By the end of trading, H&R Block rose 58 cents (3.8%) to $15.67 on heavy volume. Throughout the day, 9.3 million shares of H&R Block exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of four million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $15.40-$15.99 after having opened the day at $15.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.09. Other companies within the Diversified Services industry that increased today were:
), up 16.5%,
), up 14.5%,
), up 13.2%, and
), up 12.6%.
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H&R Block, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides tax preparation, retail banking, and various business advisory and consulting services. H&R Block has a market cap of $4.47 billion and is part of the
sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.4, below the average diversified services industry P/E ratio of 14.2 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 7.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are two analysts that rate H&R Block a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and three rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates H&R Block as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally poor debt management, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.
- You can view the full H&R Block Ratings Report.
On the negative front,
), down 10.1%,
), down 8.1%,
), down 6.3%, and
), down 5.4%, were all losers within the diversified services industry with
) being today's diversified services industry loser.
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