Media stories about AMERCO (NASDAQ:UHAL) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AMERCO earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 47.0774308757201 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Shares of AMERCO (NASDAQ UHAL) traded up $0.12 on Friday, hitting $349.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 57,570 shares, compared to its average volume of 90,915. The company has a market capitalization of $6,849.59, a price-to-earnings ratio of 8.67 and a beta of 1.01. 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 52-week low of $338.30 and a 52-week high of $400.99.
AMERCO (NASDAQ:UHAL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The transportation company reported $2.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $9.20 by ($6.86). The firm had revenue of $842.88 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $784.80 million. AMERCO had a net margin of 22.22% and a return on equity of 9.96%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 6.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $3.33 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that AMERCO will post 22.65 EPS for the current year.
In other AMERCO news, Director John P. Brogan sold 200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $381.16, for a total value of $76,232.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 5,800 shares in the company, valued at $2,210,728. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Insiders own 42.60% of the company’s stock.
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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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