Toro (TTC) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds

Media headlines about Toro (NYSE:TTC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Toro earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.5012500809498 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Toro (NYSE TTC) traded down $0.05 on Thursday, hitting $62.37. 34,147 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 461,402. The company has a quick ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 1.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50. Toro has a 12 month low of $58.39 and a 12 month high of $73.86. The firm has a market cap of $6,537.76, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.31, a PEG ratio of 2.33 and a beta of 0.60.

Toro (NYSE:TTC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December 7th. The company reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $488.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $491.55 million. Toro had a net margin of 10.69% and a return on equity of 44.66%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.27 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that Toro will post 2.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Toro from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $74.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $69.00.

In other news, VP Bradley A. Hamilton sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.33, for a total transaction of $130,660.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 3,851 shares in the company, valued at approximately $251,585.83. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP David H. Alkire sold 23,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $65.83, for a total transaction of $1,514,090.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 14,769 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $972,243.27. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 73,000 shares of company stock valued at $4,814,630. 5.69% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Toro Company Profile

The Toro Company (Toro) is engaged in the designing, manufacturing, and marketing of professional turf maintenance equipment and services, turf irrigation systems, landscaping equipment and lighting products, snow and ice management products, agricultural micro-irrigation systems, rental and specialty construction equipment, and residential yard and snow thrower products.

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