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Blackhawk Network Holdings (NASDAQ:HAWK) has received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the fourteen ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Analyst RN reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $28.25.

HAWK has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of Blackhawk Network Holdings from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 19th. They now have a $27.50 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of Blackhawk Network Holdings from $27.00 to $32.00 in a research note on Monday, July 21st. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Citigroup Inc. initiated coverage on shares of Blackhawk Network Holdings in a research note on Friday, July 18th. They set a “buy” rating on the stock.

Blackhawk Network Holdings (NASDAQ:HAWK) opened at 27.58 on Wednesday. Blackhawk Network Holdings has a 52 week low of $20.25 and a 52 week high of $29.73. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $27.99 and a 200-day moving average of $26.0. The company has a market cap of $1.457 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.85.

Blackhawk Network Holdings (NASDAQ:HAWK) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 16th. The company reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.06 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $283.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $281.53 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.16 earnings per share. Blackhawk Network Holdings’s revenue was up 25.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Blackhawk Network Holdings will post $1.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc is a prepaid payment network utilizing technology to offer a range of gift cards, other prepaid products and payment services in the United States and 18 other countries.

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