News stories about Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Toll Brothers earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the construction company an impact score of 45.7351853682068 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
TOL has been the subject of several research reports. Wedbush boosted their price objective on shares of Toll Brothers from $45.00 to $47.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, December 29th. UBS reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price objective (up from $53.00) on shares of Toll Brothers in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Mizuho set a $58.00 price objective on shares of Toll Brothers and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $56.00 price objective (up from $45.00) on shares of Toll Brothers in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $55.00 price objective on shares of Toll Brothers in a research report on Wednesday, January 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $50.75.
Shares of TOL opened at $40.99 on Wednesday. Toll Brothers has a fifty-two week low of $35.07 and a fifty-two week high of $52.73. The company has a market capitalization of $6,359.87, a PE ratio of 12.93, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.71 and a beta of 1.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79, a current ratio of 7.31 and a quick ratio of 0.89.
Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The construction company reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.09. Toll Brothers had a net margin of 9.84% and a return on equity of 12.58%. The firm had revenue of $1.18 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.18 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.42 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 27.7% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Toll Brothers will post 4.25 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 13th will be given a $0.11 dividend. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.07%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 12th. This is a boost from Toll Brothers’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.08. Toll Brothers’s dividend payout ratio is presently 13.88%.
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Toll Brothers Company Profile
Toll Brothers, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, builds, markets, and arranges finance for detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Traditional Home Building and City Living. It also builds and sells homes in urban infill markets through Toll Brothers City Living.
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