Press coverage about Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Toll Brothers earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the construction company an impact score of 46.920868113316 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect 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 analysis:
- Toll Brothers Inc (TOL) Receives Average Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Toll Brothers, Inc., (NYSE: TOL) – Beta Factor Analysis – Stock Watch (stocksnewstimes.com)
- Analysts Anticipate Toll Brothers Inc (TOL) to Post $0.77 Earnings Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- Provost Pritchett will serve on the board of directors for Toll Brothers, Inc. (thedp.com)
- Toll Brothers Offers Special Incentives to New Home Buyers for the Kitchen and Bath of their Dreams (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of TOL stock traded up $0.91 on Wednesday, hitting $45.00. 1,501,659 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,255,077. Toll Brothers has a 1-year low of $34.99 and a 1-year high of $52.73. The firm has a market capitalization of $6,853.35, a PE ratio of 12.50, a PEG ratio of 0.75 and a beta of 1.38. The company has a current ratio of 7.31, a quick ratio of 0.89 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.79.
Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 27th. The construction company reported $0.63 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.54 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $1.18 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.18 billion. Toll Brothers had a net margin of 9.84% and a return on equity of 12.58%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 27.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.42 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Toll Brothers will post 4.33 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 27th. Investors of record on Friday, April 13th will be issued a $0.11 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 12th. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.98%. This is a boost from Toll Brothers’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.08. Toll Brothers’s payout ratio is 8.89%.
Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. MKM Partners raised their price objective on shares of Toll Brothers to $54.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. Mizuho set a $58.00 price objective on shares of Toll Brothers and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Toll Brothers from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Raymond James Financial restated an “outperform” rating and set a $52.00 price objective (up from $43.00) on shares of Toll Brothers in a research report on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a $53.00 price objective on shares of Toll Brothers and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Toll Brothers presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $50.75.
In related news, CAO Joseph R. Sicree sold 4,500 shares of Toll Brothers stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.48, for a total value of $231,660.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief accounting officer now owns 24,197 shares in the company, valued at $1,245,661.56. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Paul E. Shapiro sold 25,000 shares of Toll Brothers stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.54, for a total transaction of $1,288,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 131,493 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,777,149.22. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 95,950 shares of company stock valued at $4,910,012 in the last 90 days. Company insiders own 9.01% of the company’s stock.
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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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