Press coverage about D. R. Horton (NYSE:DHI) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. D. R. Horton earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.5813424241715 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- MARKET SNAPSHOT: Dow Struggles To Stay At Record, But Tech Rebound Boosts Nasdaq (foxbusiness.com)
- New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for Express Scripts Holding, D.R. Horton, Mirati Therapeutics, (nasdaq.com)
- D.R. Horton, Inc. : DHI-US: Dividend Analysis : December 01st, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : December 4, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Do technicals still doubt? New York REIT, Inc. (NYRT), DR Horton, Inc. (DHI) – Market Movers (financialqz.com)
- Sanders Capital Cut DR Horton (DHI) Stake By $86.22 Million; Pacad Investment LTD Upped Consolidated Edison (ED … – Hill Country Times (hillcountrytimes.com)
A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of D. R. Horton from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Zelman & Associates downgraded shares of D. R. Horton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Citigroup raised their price objective on shares of D. R. Horton from $42.00 to $48.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. UBS raised their target price on shares of D. R. Horton from $50.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Buckingham Research raised their target price on shares of D. R. Horton from $39.00 to $44.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating, twelve have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $44.06.
D. R. Horton (NYSE:DHI) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 9th. The construction company reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.86 by ($0.04). The company had revenue of $4.07 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4 billion. D. R. Horton had a net margin of 7.37% and a return on equity of 14.13%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 11.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.75 EPS. sell-side analysts expect that D. R. Horton will post 3.22 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 1st will be given a dividend of $0.125 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 30th. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.01%. This is a boost from D. R. Horton’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.10. D. R. Horton’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 18.25%.
In related news, CFO Bill W. Wheat sold 19,677 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.65, for a total value of $976,963.05. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 100,081 shares in the company, valued at $4,969,021.65. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Bradley S. Anderson sold 10,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $37.46, for a total transaction of $374,600.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 36,828 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,379,576.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 51,677 shares of company stock worth $2,262,873. Company insiders own 7.20% of the company’s stock.
About D. R. Horton
D.R. Horton, Inc is a homebuilding company. The Company constructed and sold homes in 27 states and 79 markets, as of September 30, 2015. The Company’s segments include its 39 homebuilding divisions, its financial services operations and its other business activities. In the homebuilding segment, the Company builds and sells single-family detached homes and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, triplexes and condominiums.
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