Headlines about D. R. Horton (NYSE:DHI) have been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. D. R. Horton earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the construction company an impact score of 46.8757046874447 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- Coming Out Of Shadows? Masco Corporation (MAS), DR Horton, Inc. (DHI) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
- How Risky is Your Stock?: DR Horton, Inc. (DHI) – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
- Austin’s Forestar Group sells $232M of homes, land to one-time East Coast suitor (finance.yahoo.com)
- Q2 2018 Earnings Estimate for D. R. Horton Inc Issued By KeyCorp (DHI) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Home Sweet Home: 5 Favorite Homebuilders (finance.yahoo.com)
Several research analysts recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine raised D. R. Horton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Bank of America raised their target price on D. R. Horton to $71.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Barclays upped their target price on D. R. Horton from $50.00 to $52.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 target price on shares of D. R. Horton in a report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, Mizuho reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $38.00 target price on shares of D. R. Horton in a report on Friday, October 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $52.69.
D. R. Horton (NYSE:DHI) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The construction company reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.13. The business had revenue of $3.33 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.26 billion. D. R. Horton had a return on equity of 14.83% and a net margin of 7.03%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.55 EPS. sell-side analysts forecast that D. R. Horton will post 3.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 9th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 23rd will be issued a $0.125 dividend. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.13%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 22nd. D. R. Horton’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 18.66%.
In other D. R. Horton news, CFO Bill W. Wheat sold 19,677 shares of the firm’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 completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 100,081 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,969,021.65. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Barbara K. Allen sold 3,667 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.77, for a total value of $175,172.59. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 11,317 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $540,613.09. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 32,344 shares of company stock worth $1,585,466 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 7.20% of the company’s stock.
D. R. Horton Company Profile
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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