H&R Block (NYSE:HRB) Gets a Buy Signal
With the New Year and the 2008 Tax Season right around the
corner, H&R Block is experiencing some buying interest which could
translate into a buying opportunity. This past week the 13 day moving average
(MA) crossed the 50 day MA for the stock indicating a technical break upward.
The company has a decent dividend and has run from April till July the last
13 Day MA Crosses the 50 Day MA
technical standpoint, the stock for H&R Block has recently broken to the
upside which could continue to run with improved fundamentals, the tax season
approaching, and the overall market looking to make a similar technical buy
signal. The stock has moved from $17.43 a share to $21.03 a share over the past
month. Analysts aren’t looking for much in earnings improvements but see the company’s
profitability remaining the same over the remainder of the year and next year.
Block is currently paying 2.9% a share in a yearly dividend yield. With a Beta
rate of only 0.91, the stock is fairly stable and is in fact up 14.79% over the
past 52 weeks.
Seasonal Run Four Years
in 2005, the period from the end of April to the company’s earnings
announcement in July, the stock has rallied four consecutive years. If the
economy is recovering well in May of 2009 and the earnings estimates are
increasing looking forward at that time, HRB would be a stock to look at for placing
some of the funds of your portfolio into.
In addition to the tax season, it
has now become a practical present for a parent or a spouse to give the
companies new tax software for a Christmas present. This additional source of
revenue has improved the company’s revenue streams and earnings over the past