News articles about D. R. Horton (NYSE:DHI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. D. R. Horton earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 43.9730192215002 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
- Will D.R. Horton be Able to Sustain Solid Growth Through ’18? (msn.com)
- DR Horton acquires 97 lots for $40000 each (crej.com)
- Will D.R. Horton be Able to Sustain Solid Growth Through '18? (finance.yahoo.com)
- Contrasting D. R. Horton (DHI) & Comstock Holding Companies (CHCI) (americanbankingnews.com)
- D.R. Horton to build 83 homes in Carver (bizjournals.com)
Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on DHI shares. BTIG Research increased their target price on shares of D. R. Horton to $62.00 in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. UBS reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price target (up previously from $53.00) on shares of D. R. Horton in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. Bank of America raised their price target on shares of D. R. Horton to $71.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 target price on shares of D. R. Horton in a report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of D. R. Horton from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and eleven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. D. R. Horton has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $51.88.
D. R. Horton (NYSE:DHI) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The construction company reported $0.77 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate 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 analyst estimates of $3.26 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.55 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 14.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that D. R. Horton will post 3.82 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Investors of record on Friday, February 23rd were paid a $0.125 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 22nd. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.07%. D. R. Horton’s dividend payout ratio is currently 18.25%.
In other D. R. Horton news, Chairman Donald R. Horton sold 10,244 shares of D. R. Horton stock in a transaction 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 sale, the chairman now owns 23,418,979 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $988,983,483.17. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Michael W. Hewatt sold 3,423 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.84, for a total transaction of $143,218.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 245,602 shares of company stock worth $10,828,080 in the last three months. 7.20% of the stock is owned by corporate 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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