D. R. Horton (DHI) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.24

Media coverage about D. R. Horton (NYSE:DHI) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores 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 negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. D. R. Horton earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the construction company an impact score of 45.6804822196705 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

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D. R. Horton stock traded down $0.75 during trading on Friday, reaching $43.01. The company had a trading volume of 4,846,084 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,794,627. D. R. Horton has a 12-month low of $31.98 and a 12-month high of $53.32. The company has a market cap of $16,168.36, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.70, a PEG ratio of 1.12 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a current ratio of 7.03.

D. R. Horton (NYSE:DHI) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The construction company reported $0.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.64 by $0.13. D. R. Horton had a net margin of 7.03% and a return on equity of 14.83%. The firm had revenue of $3.33 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.26 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.55 earnings per share. D. R. Horton’s revenue was up 14.8% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that D. R. Horton will post 3.82 EPS for the current year.

DHI has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. ValuEngine downgraded shares of D. R. Horton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $56.00 price target on shares of D. R. Horton in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. UBS reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price target (up from $53.00) on shares of D. R. Horton in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Mizuho set a $56.00 price target on shares of D. R. Horton and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $60.00 price target (up from $52.00) on shares of D. R. Horton in a report on Monday, January 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $51.88.

In related news, Director Barbara K. Allen sold 940 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.66, for a total value of $40,100.40. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 6,590 shares in the company, valued at $281,129.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Chairman Donald R. Horton sold 10,244 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.23, for a total transaction of $432,604.12. Following the completion of the sale, the chairman now owns 23,418,979 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $988,983,483.17. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 245,602 shares of company stock valued at $10,828,080. 7.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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D. R. Horton Company Profile

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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