News stories about Toro (NYSE:TTC) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Toro earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.7427651515299 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- Richard W. Rodier Sells 4,000 Shares of Toro Co (TTC) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company Raises Stake in Toro Co (TTC) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Blake M. Grams Sells 8,200 Shares of Toro Co (TTC) Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Suntrust Banks Inc. Increases Stake in Toro Co (TTC) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Equities Analysts Offer Predictions for Toro Co’s FY2018 Earnings (TTC) (americanbankingnews.com)
Toro (TTC) traded down $1.47 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $62.10. The stock had a trading volume of 701,953 shares, compared to its average volume of 547,070. The company has a market capitalization of $6,896.85, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.10, a PEG ratio of 2.42 and a beta of 0.60. Toro has a 52 week low of $58.39 and a 52 week high of $73.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.52, a current ratio of 1.57 and a quick ratio of 0.81.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Toro from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $72.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Toro currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $71.00.
In other news, VP Timothy P. Dordell sold 46,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $66.07, for a total transaction of $3,039,220.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 24,225 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,600,545.75. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP David H. Alkire sold 23,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.83, for a total value of $1,514,090.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 14,769 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $972,243.27. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 85,200 shares of company stock valued at $5,601,964 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 5.69% of the company’s stock.
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Toro Company Profile
The Toro Company (Toro) is engaged in the designing, manufacturing, and marketing of professional turf maintenance equipment and services, turf irrigation systems, landscaping equipment and lighting products, snow and ice management products, agricultural micro-irrigation systems, rental and specialty construction equipment, and residential yard and snow thrower products.
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