Media headlines about D. R. Horton (NYSE:DHI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. D. R. Horton earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the construction company an impact score of 45.3395625506896 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- D. R. Horton (DHI) Rating Lowered to Sell at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
- Zacks: Analysts Anticipate D. R. Horton (DHI) Will Announce Earnings of $0.86 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Edited Transcript of DHI presentation 7-Mar-17 2:15pm GMT (finance.yahoo.com)
- $0.32 EPS Expected for Viper Energy Partners LP (VNOM); Impala Asset Management Lifted DR Horton (DHI) Position (mtastar.com)
- Everence Capital Management Has Cut Its DR Horton Ord (DHI) Stake; Aquabounty Technologies (AQB) SI Decreased … (mtastar.com)
Shares of DHI traded up $0.26 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $44.48. 4,194,169 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,868,757. The stock has a market cap of $16,735.98, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.23, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 7.03 and a quick ratio of 0.92. D. R. Horton has a 52-week low of $31.98 and a 52-week high of $53.32.
D. R. Horton (NYSE:DHI) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The construction company reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $3.33 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.26 billion. D. R. Horton had a net margin of 7.03% and a return on equity of 14.83%. D. R. Horton’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.55 EPS. equities analysts expect that D. R. Horton will post 3.82 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several research analysts have recently weighed in on DHI shares. BTIG Research boosted their target price on D. R. Horton to $62.00 in a report on Thursday, December 14th. UBS reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price objective (up from $53.00) on shares of D. R. Horton in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. ValuEngine cut D. R. Horton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 3rd. Barclays upped their price target on D. R. Horton from $50.00 to $52.00 and gave the stock an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada upped their price objective on D. R. Horton to $57.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, December 18th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $51.88.
In related news, Director Barbara K. Allen sold 3,667 shares of D. R. Horton stock in a transaction on Friday, February 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.77, for a total transaction of $175,172.59. Following the transaction, the director now owns 11,317 shares in the company, valued at approximately $540,613.09. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Chairman Donald R. Horton sold 178,200 shares of D. R. Horton stock in a transaction on Friday, February 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.06, for a total transaction of $7,851,492.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 23,232,112 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,023,606,854.72. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 245,602 shares of company stock worth $10,828,080. 7.20% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
D. R. Horton Company Profile
D.R. Horton, Inc operates as a homebuilding company in East, Midwest, Southeast, South Central, Southwest, and West America. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 79 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America's Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Freedom Homes, and Pacific Ridge Homes.
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