Blackhawk Network (HAWK) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.17

Headlines about Blackhawk Network (NASDAQ:HAWK) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Blackhawk Network earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.7256591580476 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

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Shares of Blackhawk Network (HAWK) opened at $44.75 on Friday. Blackhawk Network has a 52 week low of $32.60 and a 52 week high of $47.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $2,529.08, a P/E ratio of -16.16, a P/E/G ratio of 4.59 and a beta of 0.72. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.96, a quick ratio of 0.94 and a current ratio of 0.94.

Blackhawk Network (NASDAQ:HAWK) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The credit services provider reported $1.32 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.28 by $0.04. Blackhawk Network had a negative return on equity of 18.94% and a negative net margin of 6.98%. The firm had revenue of $423.18 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $384.70 million. equities analysts forecast that Blackhawk Network will post 0.56 earnings per share for the current year.

Several analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Blackhawk Network from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Blackhawk Network from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $39.00 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Craig Hallum downgraded Blackhawk Network from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Credit Suisse Group upped their price target on Blackhawk Network from $40.00 to $45.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Citigroup downgraded Blackhawk Network from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $45.25 price target for the company. in a research note on Monday, January 22nd. Thirteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $46.10.

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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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