2. As of noon trading, H&R Block ( HRB) is up $0.76 (2.7%) to $28.84 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of H&R Block exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $28.19-$28.93 after having opened the day at $28.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $28.08.

H&R Block, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides tax preparation and related services to the general public in the United States, Canada, and Australia. H&R Block has a market cap of $7.9 billion and is part of the services sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 3.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate H&R Block a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates H&R Block as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full H&R Block Ratings Report now.

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