Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Toll Brothers (TOL) Share Price

News stories about Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Toll Brothers earned a coverage optimism score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.4337961353002 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Toll Brothers (NYSE TOL) traded down $0.16 on Thursday, reaching $46.33. 624,130 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,202,802. The company has a quick ratio of 0.97, a current ratio of 6.61 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71. The stock has a market cap of $7,008.62, a P/E ratio of 14.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.82 and a beta of 1.38. Toll Brothers has a 1 year low of $31.05 and a 1 year high of $52.73.

Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, December 5th. The construction company reported $1.17 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.19 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $2.03 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.09 billion. Toll Brothers had a return on equity of 12.00% and a net margin of 9.21%. Toll Brothers’s quarterly revenue was up 9.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.67 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that Toll Brothers will post 4.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 26th. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 12th were issued a dividend of $0.08 per share. This represents a $0.32 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.69%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, January 11th. Toll Brothers’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 10.03%.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Mizuho set a $52.00 price objective on shares of Toll Brothers and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Toll Brothers from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 5th. MKM Partners raised their price target on shares of Toll Brothers to $54.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of Toll Brothers in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, UBS Group began coverage on shares of Toll Brothers in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. They set a “buy” rating and a $50.00 target price on the stock. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating, twelve have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $51.19.

In related news, Director Richard J. Braemer sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.55, for a total value of $931,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 82,873 shares in the company, valued at $3,857,738.15. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Paul E. Shapiro sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 16th. The stock was 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 in the company, valued at $6,777,149.22. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 115,950 shares of company stock worth $5,841,012. Insiders own 8.78% of the company’s stock.

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Toll Brothers Company Profile

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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