Analysis: Pure-play H&R Block looks like a buyout target

|About: H&R Block Inc. (HRB)|By:, SA News Editor

H&R Block (HRB +0.7%) looks like an attractive target for a thirsty P&E firm, according to analysts.

The prevailing thought is that an acquisition play became much more likely after the company moved to sell its bank.

H&R Block's extensive retail network and strong brand name could give a buyer a chance to leverage an affiliated business.