Howard Hughes (HHC) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

News stories about Howard Hughes (NYSE:HHC) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, 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. Howard Hughes earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.4692018877615 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.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Howard Hughes from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Sandler O’Neill set a $140.00 target price on Howard Hughes and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 8th.

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Howard Hughes (NYSE:HHC) traded up $1.40 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $137.94. The stock had a trading volume of 361,391 shares, compared to its average volume of 339,740. The company has a market capitalization of $5,898.01, a price-to-earnings ratio of 35.37 and a beta of 1.29. Howard Hughes has a 52 week low of $113.64 and a 52 week high of $139.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90, a current ratio of 2.04 and a quick ratio of 2.04.

Howard Hughes (NYSE:HHC) last posted its earnings results on Monday, February 26th. The financial services provider reported $3.46 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.27 by $3.19. The company had revenue of $300.98 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $239.83 million. Howard Hughes had a return on equity of 2.52% and a net margin of 15.31%. The business’s revenue was up 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.05 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that Howard Hughes will post 1.1 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, Director Pershing Square Capital Manage sold 2,500,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $127.86, for a total transaction of $319,650,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 20.70% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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Howard Hughes Company Profile

The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages, and develops commercial, residential, and mixed-use real estate properties in the United States. It operates in three segments: Master Planned Communities, Operating Assets, and Strategic Developments. The Master Planned Communities segment develops and sells residential and commercial land.

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