Wall Street brokerages expect Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) to announce earnings per share of $1.85 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Six analysts have made estimates for Hasbro’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $1.90 and the lowest is $1.79. Hasbro posted earnings per share of $1.64 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 12.8%. The firm is scheduled to report its next earnings results on Monday, February 5th.

On average, analysts expect that Hasbro will report full year earnings of $5.00 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $4.95 to $5.03. For the next year, analysts expect that the business will post earnings of $5.26 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $5.03 to $5.36. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that that provide coverage for Hasbro.

Hasbro (NASDAQ:HAS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 23rd. The company reported $2.09 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.94 by $0.15. The firm had revenue of $1.79 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.77 billion. Hasbro had a net margin of 11.34% and a return on equity of 31.74%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $2.03 EPS.

Several research firms have weighed in on HAS. Goldman Sachs Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $118.00 price objective on shares of Hasbro in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $125.00 price objective on shares of Hasbro in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. UBS Group set a $104.00 price objective on shares of Hasbro and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 13th. DA Davidson set a $124.00 price objective on shares of Hasbro and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus lowered their price objective on shares of Hasbro from $109.00 to $104.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Hasbro has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $105.81.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in Hasbro by 5.7% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 12,882,037 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,436,475,000 after acquiring an additional 695,231 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in Hasbro by 2.7% during the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 2,841,298 shares of the company’s stock worth $277,509,000 after acquiring an additional 73,378 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in Hasbro by 6.3% during the 3rd quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 2,315,308 shares of the company’s stock worth $226,136,000 after acquiring an additional 137,568 shares during the last quarter. FMR LLC boosted its stake in Hasbro by 70.2% during the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 2,104,131 shares of the company’s stock worth $234,631,000 after acquiring an additional 868,073 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its stake in Hasbro by 4.6% during the 3rd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 2,017,259 shares of the company’s stock worth $197,025,000 after acquiring an additional 89,358 shares during the last quarter. 79.73% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Hasbro (HAS) traded down $1.10 on Thursday, reaching $90.52. 1,910,298 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,418,675. The company has a quick ratio of 2.11, a current ratio of 2.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87. The firm has a market cap of $11,280.00, a PE ratio of 19.30, a PEG ratio of 1.49 and a beta of 0.86. Hasbro has a 52-week low of $80.22 and a 52-week high of $116.20.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 1st will be paid a $0.57 dividend. This represents a $2.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.52%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, January 31st. Hasbro’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 48.61%.

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About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc (Hasbro) is a play and entertainment company. The Company’s operating segments include the U.S. and Canada, International, and Entertainment and Licensing. From toys and games to content development, including television programming, motion pictures, digital gaming and a consumer products licensing program, Hasbro fulfills the fundamental need for play and connection for children and families around the world.

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