News stories about AMERCO (NASDAQ:UHAL) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. 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. AMERCO earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 47.0839264011017 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
AMERCO (NASDAQ UHAL) traded up $3.39 on Friday, hitting $343.95. 100,514 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 74,816. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 2.93 and a current ratio of 3.13. AMERCO has a 1 year low of $326.30 and a 1 year high of $400.99. The firm has a market cap of $6,674.30, a PE ratio of 8.54 and a beta of 1.04.
AMERCO (NASDAQ:UHAL) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The transportation company reported $2.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $9.20 by ($6.86). The firm had revenue of $842.88 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $784.80 million. AMERCO had a net margin of 22.22% and a return on equity of 9.96%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $3.33 earnings per share. analysts forecast that AMERCO will post 22.65 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several analysts have recently commented on UHAL shares. ValuEngine raised shares of AMERCO from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, March 1st. BidaskClub upgraded shares of AMERCO from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th.
In other AMERCO news, Director John P. Brogan sold 200 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $381.16, for a total transaction of $76,232.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 5,800 shares in the company, valued at $2,210,728. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Karl A. Schmidt bought 1,000 shares of AMERCO stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 20th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $353.97 per share, with a total value of $353,970.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,300 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $460,161. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 42.60% of the company’s stock.
AMERCO Company Profile
AMERCO is a do-it-yourself moving and storage operator through its subsidiary, U-Haul International, Inc (U-Haul). The Company supplies its products and services to help people move and store their household and commercial goods through U-Haul. It sells U-Haul brand boxes, tape, and other moving and self-storage products and services to do-it-yourself moving and storage customers at its distribution outlets and through uhaul.com and eMove Websites.
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