News headlines about AMERCO (NASDAQ:UHAL) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AMERCO earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the transportation company an impact score of 46.9986983185308 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
UHAL has been the topic of several recent research reports. ValuEngine raised shares of AMERCO from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. BidaskClub raised shares of AMERCO from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, February 5th.
Shares of UHAL stock opened at $341.43 on Wednesday. AMERCO has a 52 week low of $326.30 and a 52 week high of $400.99. The firm has a market cap of $6,743.51, a P/E ratio of 22.00 and a beta of 1.04. The company has a current ratio of 3.13, a quick ratio of 2.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98.
The company also recently disclosed a special dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 6th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 23rd will be given a $0.50 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 22nd.
In other news, Director Karl A. Schmidt acquired 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 20th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $353.97 per share, with a total value of $353,970.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 1,300 shares in the company, valued at approximately $460,161. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 42.60% of the company’s stock.
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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