Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact D. R. Horton (DHI) Share Price

News stories about D. R. Horton (NYSE:DHI) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. D. R. Horton earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the construction company an impact score of 44.8631588178928 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

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D. R. Horton (NYSE DHI) traded up $0.31 during trading on Friday, hitting $43.76. The company had a trading volume of 3,355,407 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,713,893. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 7.03 and a quick ratio of 0.92. D. R. Horton has a fifty-two week low of $31.98 and a fifty-two week high of $53.32. The company has a market capitalization of $16,333.75, a PE ratio of 16.39, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.14 and a beta of 1.20.

D. R. Horton (NYSE:DHI) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The construction company reported $0.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.64 by $0.13. D. R. Horton had a return on equity of 14.83% and a net margin of 7.03%. The business had revenue of $3.33 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.26 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.55 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that D. R. Horton will post 3.82 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Investors of record on Friday, February 23rd were given a $0.125 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, February 22nd. This represents a $0.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.14%. D. R. Horton’s payout ratio is 18.73%.

DHI has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. BTIG Research lifted their price objective on D. R. Horton to $62.00 in a report on Thursday, December 14th. ValuEngine cut D. R. Horton from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. UBS reissued a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price objective (up from $53.00) on shares of D. R. Horton in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Bank of America lifted their price objective on D. R. Horton to $71.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price objective on shares of D. R. Horton in a report on Monday, February 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and ten have assigned a buy rating to the company. D. R. Horton presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $52.69.

In related news, Director Barbara K. Allen sold 3,667 shares of D. R. Horton stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.77, for a total value of $175,172.59. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 11,317 shares in the company, valued at $540,613.09. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Barbara K. Allen sold 940 shares of D. R. Horton stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $42.66, for a total value of $40,100.40. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 6,590 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $281,129.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 245,602 shares of company stock valued at $10,828,080. Corporate insiders own 7.20% of the company’s stock.

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D. R. Horton Company Profile

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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