Media headlines about Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Toll Brothers earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.7697005097188 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Toll Brothers’ Website to Broadcast Its February 27, 2018 First Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call Live (markets.financialcontent.com)
- Toll Brothers’ Website to Broadcast Its February 27, 2018 First Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call Live (feeds.benzinga.com)
- Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: Lennar, PulteGroup, Toll Brothers and Loma Negra Compania Industrial Argentina Sociedad Anonima (finance.yahoo.com)
- Merrill Lynch Sees Huge Upside in Builders as Spring Selling Seasons Nears (247wallst.com)
- Toll Brothers (TOL) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) traded up $0.78 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $45.31. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,121,151 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,250,000. The company has a market cap of $6,970.00, a PE ratio of 14.25, a PEG ratio of 0.80 and a beta of 1.38. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 6.61. Toll Brothers has a 52-week low of $31.05 and a 52-week high of $52.73.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 26th. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 12th were issued a dividend of $0.08 per share. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.71%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, January 11th. Toll Brothers’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 10.06%.
A number of analysts recently commented on the stock. MKM Partners upped their price objective on shares of Toll Brothers to $54.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. UBS Group assumed coverage on shares of Toll Brothers in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $50.00 price objective for the company. Mizuho set a $58.00 price objective on shares of Toll Brothers and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 18th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Toll Brothers from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $47.00 price objective on shares of Toll Brothers in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $51.19.
In other news, CEO Douglas C. Jr. Yearley sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $52.08, for a total value of $520,800.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 211,785 shares in the company, valued at approximately $11,029,762.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Martin P. Connor sold 12,000 shares of the firm’s 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 completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 55,357 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,869,153.31. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 135,950 shares of company stock valued at $6,781,012. Corporate insiders own 9.01% of the company’s stock.
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About Toll Brothers
Toll Brothers, Inc is engaged in designing, building, marketing, selling and arranging financing for detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities. The Company operates through two segments: Traditional Home Building and Toll Brothers City Living (City Living). Within the Traditional Home Building segment, it operates in five geographic segments in the United States: the North, consisting of Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey and New York; the Mid-Atlantic, consisting of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia; the South, consisting of Florida, North Carolina and Texas; the West, consisting of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Washington, and California.
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