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HRB

H&R Block

$22.86

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, INTU

Intuit

$116.07

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H&R Block slides after analyst says sell on Trump outlook

Shares of H&R Block (HRB) are slipping after BTIG analyst Mark Palmer downgraded the stock to Sell on increased fears that a potential Donald Trump's simplified tax code may undermine the company's purpose. Earlier this month, his peer at Morgan Stanley had also cut his rating on the stock, citing similar concerns. TAX CODE SIMPLIFICATION: BTIG's Palmer downgraded H&R Block to Sell from Neutral, with an $18 price target, saying that Donald Trump's policies could undermine the company's purpose. In a research note this morning, the analyst told investors that the President-elect said in August 2015 that "it would be a dream of mine to put H&R Block right out of business" by simplifying the tax filing process to the extent that the company's tax preparation services would no longer be in demand. While acknowledging that much of the rhetoric offered up on the campaign trail is unlikely to translate into policy, Palmer pointed out that the likelihood of the enactment of legislation that would simplify tax filing in a manner that could reduce the need for the company's tax preparation services has "increased significantly" given the Republican control of the White House and both houses of Congress. Further, the analyst added that on the Democrat side Senator Elizabeth Warren introduced last April the Tax Simplification Act of 2016 demonstrating the bipartisan appeal of such an approach. At the very least, tax simplification could accelerate the shift to online filing, a business line featuring thinner margins for H&R Block and one in which the company has been losing market share to Intuit's (INTU) TurboTax, Palmer argued. ELECTION RISK: Two weeks ago, Morgan Stanley analyst Thomas Allen downgraded H&R Block to Equal Weight from Overweight on similar concerns, saying he views the election outcome as a negative as it increases the risk of a simplified tax code, while the potential repeal of the Affordable Care Act removes an industry tailwind. Additionally, the analyst said he sees risk to margins from Refund Advances as the benefits seem to have diminished and are more commonplace. The loans are priced as customer acquisition tools rather than margin drivers, he added. WHAT'S NOTABLE: While speaking at the Economic Club of New York in September, Donald Trump said H&R Block "would be a disaster" under his presidency. The now President-elect was responding to a question about what industries would benefit from his economic policies. He spoke of his simpler tax plan as being a "disaster" for H&R Block. PRICE ACTION: In morning trading, shares of H&R Block have dropped over 5% to $22.76.

HRB

H&R Block

$22.86

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INTU

Intuit

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HRB H&R Block
$22.86

-1.125 (-4.69%)

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Target $25

Equal Weight
H&R Block downgraded on election risk at Morgan Stanley
As previously reported, Morgan Stanley downgraded H&R Blobk to Equal Weight from Overweight and lowered its price target to $25 from $26. Analyst Thomas Allen views the election results as a negative as it increases the risk of a simplified tax code and the potential repeal of ACA removes an industry tailwind. Allen also sees risk to margins from Refund Advances as the benefits seem to have diminished and are more commonplace.
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H&R Block downgraded to Sell from Neutral at BTIG
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H&R Block downgraded on Trump outlook at BTIG
As noted earlier, BTIG downgraded H&R Block to Sell from Neutral. Analyst Mark Palmer notes that President-elect Trump has said he wants to put H&R Block out of business by simplifying the tax code. Palmer thinks that the chances of this vision becoming reality has increased significantly. Target $18.
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INTU Intuit
$116.07

0.25 (0.22%)

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Intuit downgraded to Underweight from Equal Weight at Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley analyst Keith Weiss downgraded Intuit to Underweight with a $105 price target citing full valuation. The analyst believes FY17 guidance is achievable, but does not see much margin expansion beyond FY18.
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Target $116
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Hold
Intuit assumed with a Hold at Evercore ISI
Evercore ISI analyst Kirk Materne assumed coverage on Intuit with a Hold and a $116 price target.
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Catch up on today's top five analyst initiations with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. Intuit (INTU) assumed with a Hold at Evercore ISI. 2. BNC Bancorp (BNCN) initiated with an Overweight at Piper Jaffray. 3. Cooper Tire (CTB) coverage resumed with an Overweight at KeyBanc. 4. Lithia Motors (LAD) coverage resumed with an Overweight at KeyBanc. 5. Nielsen (NLSN) initiated with a Buy at SunTrust. This list is just a portion of The Fly's analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.

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