AMERCO (UHAL) to Issue $0.50 Special Dividend

AMERCO (NASDAQ:UHAL) declared a special dividend on Friday, March 8th, Wall Street Journal reports. Investors of record on Thursday, March 21st will be given a dividend of 0.50 per share by the transportation company on Thursday, April 4th. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 20th.

NASDAQ UHAL opened at $376.30 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $7.30 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.97 and a beta of 0.84. AMERCO has a one year low of $316.00 and a one year high of $387.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 2.62 and a current ratio of 2.80.

AMERCO (NASDAQ:UHAL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 6th. The transportation company reported $4.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $3.55 by $0.46. The company had revenue of $919.09 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $866.87 million. AMERCO had a net margin of 10.02% and a return on equity of 10.27%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $2.34 earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict that AMERCO will post 18.04 EPS for the current year.

UHAL has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of AMERCO from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 20th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of AMERCO from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 21st.

In other news, General Counsel Respino Laurence J. De sold 86 shares of AMERCO stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $375.20, for a total transaction of $32,267.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 42.60% of the company’s stock.

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AMERCO operates as a do-it-yourself moving and storage operator for household and commercial goods in the United States and Canada. The company's Moving and Storage segment rents trucks, trailers, portable moving and storage units, specialty rental items, and self-storage spaces primarily to the household movers; and sells moving supplies, towing accessories, and propane.

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