Somewhat Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Toll Brothers (TOL) Stock Price

News articles about Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Toll Brothers earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.9809128931577 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

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

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NYSE TOL traded down $0.31 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $41.37. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,974,881 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,173,472. The stock has a market cap of $6,656.57, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.05, a PEG ratio of 0.74 and a beta of 1.38. Toll Brothers has a fifty-two week low of $35.07 and a fifty-two week high of $52.73. 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 issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 27th. The construction company reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $1.18 billion for 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 firm’s revenue was up 27.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.42 EPS. research analysts expect that Toll Brothers will post 4.25 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 paid a $0.11 dividend. This represents a $0.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.06%. This is a boost from Toll Brothers’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.08. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 12th. Toll Brothers’s dividend payout ratio is presently 13.88%.

TOL has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Mizuho set a $58.00 price target on shares of Toll Brothers and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 18th. UBS reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price target (up from $53.00) on shares of Toll Brothers in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Toll Brothers from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. ValuEngine cut shares of Toll Brothers from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday. Finally, Credit Suisse Group set a $53.00 price target on shares of Toll Brothers and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 27th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Toll Brothers currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $50.75.

In related news, CFO Martin P. Connor sold 12,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $51.83, for a total value of $621,960.00. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 55,357 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,869,153.31. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 8.78% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Toll Brothers Company Profile

Toll Brothers, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, builds, markets, and arranges finance for detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities in the United States. The company operates through two segments, Traditional Home Building and City Living. It also builds and sells homes in urban infill markets through Toll Brothers City Living.

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