H&R Block shares posted returns of more than 33 percent year to date, making it the No. 14 top-performing S&P stock of 2011.
The Missouri-based tax services company traded at nearly $16 per share midday Tuesday. It's 52-week high was $18, with a low in the same period of $11.46. It had EPS of $1.33.
“Fast Money” trader Stephen Weiss said the stock was a buy.
“It’s a steady, steady company, always has been. Good cash-flow generation. Very simple business model, and it withstood the test of time,” he said. “It’s a defensive stock, and it’s domestic.”
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