Press coverage about D. R. Horton (NYSE:DHI) has trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. D. R. Horton earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the construction company an impact score of 46.9410946798801 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
Several equities analysts have weighed in on DHI shares. ValuEngine raised shares of D. R. Horton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday. Bank of America lifted their price target on shares of D. R. Horton to $71.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. Barclays lifted their price objective on shares of D. R. Horton from $50.00 to $52.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research report on Thursday. Mizuho set a $56.00 price objective on shares of D. R. Horton and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $60.00 price objective (up previously from $52.00) on shares of D. R. Horton in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating, ten have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. D. R. Horton has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $51.59.
D. R. Horton (NYSE DHI) opened at $46.37 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $17,440.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.30, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.35 and a beta of 1.09. D. R. Horton has a 1 year low of $29.29 and a 1 year high of $53.32. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a current ratio of 7.03.
D. R. Horton (NYSE:DHI) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The construction company reported $0.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.13. The firm had revenue of $3.33 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.26 billion. D. R. Horton had a net margin of 7.03% and a return on equity of 14.83%. The business’s revenue was up 14.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.55 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that D. R. Horton will post 3.56 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 9th. Investors of record on Friday, February 23rd will be paid a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.08%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 22nd. D. R. Horton’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 18.66%.
In other D. R. Horton news, CFO Bill W. Wheat sold 19,677 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.65, for a total value of $976,963.05. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 100,081 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,969,021.65. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Michael W. Hewatt sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.86, for a total value of $95,720.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 6,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $287,160. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 28,677 shares of company stock valued at $1,410,293. 7.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.
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About D. R. Horton
D.R. Horton, Inc is a homebuilding company. The Company constructed and sold homes in 27 states and 79 markets, as of September 30, 2015. The Company’s segments include its 39 homebuilding divisions, its financial services operations and its other business activities. In the homebuilding segment, the Company builds and sells single-family detached homes and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes and condominiums.
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