EPS for Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS) Expected At $1.65; H & R Block (HRB) Had 4 Bulls



August 22, 2017 – By Marguerite Chambers

Among 10 analysts covering H & R Block (NYSE:HRB), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. H & R Block had 23 analyst reports since August 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Thursday, September 3 by Piper Jaffray. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Hold” on Friday, July 28. The company was downgraded on Monday, September 14 by BTIG Research. The stock of H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) earned “Sell” rating by BTIG Research on Monday, November 28. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with “Hold” on Wednesday, June 14. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Wednesday, June 14 by BTIG Research. The stock of H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) earned “Neutral” rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, March 22. The stock of H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) earned “Buy” rating by BTIG Research on Thursday, September 3. The stock of H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, May 3 by Sterne Agee CRT. BTIG Research maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Wednesday, July 19 report. See H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) latest ratings:

28/07/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $31.0000 Maintain
19/07/2017 Broker: BTIG Research Rating: Sell New Target: $19.0000 Maintain
29/06/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Hold Maintain
14/06/2017 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Hold New Target: $29.0000
14/06/2017 Broker: BTIG Research Rating: Sell New Target: $19.0000 Maintain
14/06/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Hold Maintain
16/06/2017 Broker: BMO Capital Markets Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $26.00 New Target: $31.00 Target Up

Analysts expect Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) to report $1.65 EPS on August, 29 before the open.They anticipate $0.10 EPS change or 6.45% from last quarter’s $1.55 EPS. T_BNS’s profit would be $1.98B giving it 11.69 P/E if the $1.65 EPS is correct. After having $1.63 EPS previously, Bank of Nova Scotia’s analysts see 1.23% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.06% or $0.05 on August 21, reaching $77.14. About 1.70 million shares traded or 4.29% up from the average. Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) has 0.00% since August 22, 2016 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

The Bank of Nova Scotia is an international bank and a financial services well-known provider in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Central America, and Asia-Pacific. The company has market cap of $92.43 billion. The Bank offers a range of advice, services and products, including personal and commercial banking, wealth management and private banking, corporate and investment banking, and capital markets. It has a 12.26 P/E ratio.

Among 8 analysts covering Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 88% are positive. Bank of Nova Scotia had 51 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Wednesday, August 31 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Dundee Securities on Wednesday, September 21. On Wednesday, June 1 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Bank of America on Tuesday, November 1. KBW maintained Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) rating on Tuesday, August 18. KBW has “Market Perform” rating and $64 target. The rating was upgraded by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, May 23 to “Overweight”. The firm has “Sector Perform” rating given on Tuesday, August 4 by National Bank Canada. Scotia Capital maintained Bank of Nova Scotia (TSE:BNS) on Wednesday, March 1 with “Outperform” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, February 3 by Scotia Capital. On Wednesday, December 2 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”.

The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $29.73. About shares traded. H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) has risen 27.23% since August 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.53% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.01, from 0.96 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 44 investors sold H & R Block Inc shares while 128 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 116 raised stakes. 188.71 million shares or 3.88% less from 196.32 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Loomis Sayles & Ltd Partnership holds 0% of its portfolio in H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) for 191 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reported 44,188 shares stake. Citadel Advsr Lc holds 0.02% of its portfolio in H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) for 740,129 shares. Commonwealth Equity Svcs has 0% invested in H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) for 12,210 shares. Enterprise Financial Services has 0% invested in H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB). Retirement Of Alabama accumulated 288,778 shares. Strs Ohio invested 0% in H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB). 30,612 were reported by Lpl Limited Liability Company. 14,338 are held by Cibc Ww Corp. Suntrust Banks reported 24,125 shares stake. Massachusetts-based Loring Wolcott And Coolidge Fiduciary Advsrs Llp Ma has invested 0% in H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB). Hl Services Limited Com has invested 0.01% in H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB). Asset Mgmt One has 0.02% invested in H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB) for 374,557 shares. Paloma Partners stated it has 0.01% in H & R Block Inc (NYSE:HRB). Villere St Denis J Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 0.23% or 162,550 shares.

By Marguerite Chambers

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