Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact D. R. Horton (DHI) Share Price

News stories about D. R. Horton (NYSE:DHI) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. D. R. Horton earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the construction company an impact score of 46.2359192886777 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

Shares of D. R. Horton opened at $41.71 on Wednesday, reports. D. R. Horton has a fifty-two week low of $33.46 and a fifty-two week high of $53.32. The company has a current ratio of 7.36, a quick ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39. The company has a market capitalization of $16.17 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.22, a P/E/G ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 1.12.

D. R. Horton (NYSE:DHI) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The construction company reported $0.91 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.86 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $3.80 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $3.77 billion. D. R. Horton had a net margin of 7.58% and a return on equity of 15.83%. D. R. Horton’s revenue was up 16.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.60 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that D. R. Horton will post 3.94 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 25th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 11th were issued a dividend of $0.125 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, May 10th. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.20%. D. R. Horton’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 18.25%.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine cut shares of D. R. Horton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd. Credit Suisse Group set a $55.00 price objective on shares of D. R. Horton and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Barclays raised shares of D. R. Horton from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $52.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, March 26th. Wedbush reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $50.00 price objective on shares of D. R. Horton in a research note on Friday, March 23rd. Finally, Mizuho restated a “hold” rating and issued a $47.00 target price on shares of D. R. Horton in a research report on Thursday, March 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $51.56.

About D. R. Horton

D.R. Horton, Inc operates as a homebuilding company in East, Midwest, Southeast, South Central, Southwest, and West America. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 26 states and 79 markets in the United States under the names of D.R. Horton, America's Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, Freedom Homes, and Pacific Ridge Homes.

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