Intuit

Buy Intuit, Sell H&R Block

H&R block is at it again, dumping accounting consultancy RSM McGladrey in a continuing pattern of erratic acquisitions and sales. True, the tax preparer is well-positioned in software and online filing, and currently offers good value. But if you want growth, you'd do better to buy its more nimble competitor, Intuit.

Stocks Keep Rolling for Another Weekly Gain

Stocks closed broadly if modestly higher Friday on light volume as traders avoided making any big bets ahead of a long holiday weekend. The equity markets closed up for the third straight day and extended their winning ways to a third consecutive week.

Five Tax Moves That Could Save You Money in April

Here are five relatively painless steps you can take this month that could benefit you in a big way come tax time in April. So take a break from all the holiday hoopla and focus on maximizing your tax position for 2010.

H&R Block Buys Maker of TaxACT Tax Software

H&R Block has been a laggard in its online efforts, while competitor Intuit's TurboTax keeps gaining market share. To start remedying the situation, H&R Block this week agreed to pay $287.5 million for 2SS Holdings, which develops the desktop and online tax prep software TaxACT.

H&R Block Shares Tumble on CEO's Departure

Shares of tax preparer H&R Block fell 8% on Thursday as the company changed leadership on when Russ Smyth left his post as president and CEO to head a private company in Chicago and Alan Bennett was elected to replace him by the board of directors.

Lessons From Mint.com's Tax-Time Meltdown for Schwab Users

Popular online personal finance portal Mint.com has had problems for months getting account info for Schwab customers. As tax day approached, that annoyance became maddening, even though it wasn't all Mint's fault. Such is business on the Web today.

Intuit Shares Soar on Improved Outlook

Early tax filers helped boost Intuit's revenues 8% in the second quarter and raise its outlook for 2010, sending the stock up $2.40 or nearly 8% on Friday.

The sprint is on for the tax deadline

Today's the big day, for those of you wanting to file their taxes on time, and there are plenty of people sprinting toward that finish line. There...