AMERCO (UHAL) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media stories about AMERCO (NASDAQ:UHAL) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AMERCO earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 46.3301939439403 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of research firms recently issued reports on UHAL. ValuEngine downgraded shares of AMERCO from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of AMERCO from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 30th.

AMERCO (NASDAQ UHAL) traded down $4.16 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $373.38. 63,974 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 60,207. AMERCO has a 12 month low of $338.30 and a 12 month high of $400.99. The company has a market capitalization of $7,320.00, a P/E ratio of 22.47 and a beta of 1.11. The company has a current ratio of 2.60, a quick ratio of 2.37 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.12.

AMERCO (NASDAQ:UHAL) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The transportation company reported $6.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $7.18 by ($0.82). AMERCO had a return on equity of 11.28% and a net margin of 9.30%. The company had revenue of $1.04 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $975.90 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $9.01 earnings per share. AMERCO’s quarterly revenue was up 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that AMERCO will post 22.65 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a special dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 5th. Investors of record on Thursday, December 21st were paid a $0.50 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, December 20th.

In related news, Director John P. Brogan sold 200 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $381.16, for a total value of $76,232.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 5,800 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,210,728. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 42.60% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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AMERCO Company Profile

AMERCO is a do-it-yourself moving and storage operator through its subsidiary, U-Haul International, Inc (U-Haul). The Company supplies its products and services to help people move and store their household and commercial goods through U-Haul. It sells U-Haul brand boxes, tape, and other moving and self-storage products and services to do-it-yourself moving and storage customers at its distribution outlets and through uhaul.com and eMove Websites.

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