Headlines about Blackhawk Network (NASDAQ:HAWK) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Blackhawk Network earned a daily sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.4847995634898 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
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- Technical Indicator Analysis for Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAWK) – The Oracle Examiner (oracleexaminer.com)
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- Investors’ React on Long-Term Obligation: Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAWK) – Stock News Stop (stockmarketstop.com)
- Blackhawk Network Sees Unusually Large Options Volume (HAWK) (americanbankingnews.com)
Blackhawk Network (HAWK) opened at $36.85 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a current ratio of 0.86. Blackhawk Network has a 52-week low of $32.60 and a 52-week high of $46.70. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,090.00, a P/E ratio of -409.44, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.59 and a beta of 0.48.
Several research analysts recently commented on the company. BidaskClub raised Blackhawk Network from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 30th. BMO Capital Markets decreased their price target on Blackhawk Network from $52.00 to $51.00 and set an “outperform” rating for the company in a report on Friday, October 13th. SunTrust Banks set a $43.00 target price on Blackhawk Network and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Argus reduced their target price on Blackhawk Network from $50.00 to $45.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Mizuho downgraded Blackhawk Network from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $50.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $47.17.
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About Blackhawk Network
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc is a prepaid payment network. The Company operates through three segments: U.S. Retail, International, and Incentives & Rewards. The U.S. Retail segment is engaged in the sale of prepaid products to consumers at its retail distribution partners and online and the sale of telecom handsets to retail distribution partners for resale to consumers.
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