Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Toll Brothers (TOL) Share Price

News coverage about Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Toll Brothers earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the construction company an impact score of 46.0572513674162 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Several research firms recently commented on TOL. MKM Partners increased their price target on Toll Brothers to $54.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. Wedbush increased their price target on Toll Brothers from $45.00 to $47.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, December 29th. Royal Bank of Canada increased their price target on Toll Brothers to $57.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, December 18th. Argus set a $55.00 target price on Toll Brothers and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Finally, Mizuho set a $52.00 target price on Toll Brothers and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $48.63.

Toll Brothers (NYSE TOL) traded down $0.23 on Friday, hitting $51.58. The stock had a trading volume of 1,188,632 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,990,967. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,935.89, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.17, a P/E/G ratio of 0.99 and a beta of 1.57. Toll Brothers has a 1-year low of $30.67 and a 1-year high of $52.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 6.61.

Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, December 5th. The construction company reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.19 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $2.03 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.09 billion. Toll Brothers had a net margin of 9.21% and a return on equity of 12.00%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.67 earnings per share. research analysts expect that Toll Brothers will post 3.83 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 26th. Investors of record on Friday, January 12th will be issued a $0.08 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 11th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.62%. Toll Brothers’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 10.03%.

In other Toll Brothers news, CEO Douglas C. Jr. Yearley sold 10,000 shares of Toll Brothers stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.08, for a total transaction of $520,800.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 211,785 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $11,029,762.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, CAO Joseph R. Sicree sold 4,500 shares of Toll Brothers stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.48, for a total value of $231,660.00. Following the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 24,197 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,245,661.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 104,037 shares of company stock valued at $5,043,132. 8.78% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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About Toll Brothers

Toll Brothers, Inc is engaged in designing, building, marketing, selling and arranging financing for detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities. The Company operates through two segments: Traditional Home Building and Toll Brothers City Living (City Living). Within the Traditional Home Building segment, it operates in five geographic segments in the United States: the North, consisting of Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey and New York; the Mid-Atlantic, consisting of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia; the South, consisting of Florida, North Carolina and Texas; the West, consisting of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Washington, and California.

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