Media headlines about D. R. Horton (NYSE:DHI) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the construction company an impact score of 47.5593203779537 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Buckingham Research upped their price objective on D. R. Horton from $39.00 to $44.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $42.00 target price on shares of D. R. Horton in a report on Monday, September 25th. Mizuho reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $38.00 target price on shares of D. R. Horton in a report on Friday, October 27th. ValuEngine lowered D. R. Horton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, Zelman & Associates lowered D. R. Horton from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $50.00.

D. R. Horton (NYSE DHI) traded up $0.01 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $52.38. 3,872,346 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,468,560. The company has a quick ratio of 1.02, a current ratio of 6.93 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37. D. R. Horton has a one year low of $29.29 and a one year high of $53.32. The firm has a market capitalization of $19,700.00, a P/E ratio of 19.12, a PEG ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 1.32.

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). D. R. Horton had a net margin of 7.37% and a return on equity of 14.13%. The company had revenue of $4.07 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.75 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 11.4% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that D. R. Horton will post 3.5 earnings per share for the current year.

In other D. R. Horton news, COO Michael J. Murray sold 7,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $48.23, for a total value of $337,610.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 56,304 shares in the company, valued at $2,715,541.92. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Michael W. Hewatt sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $47.86, for a total transaction of $95,720.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 6,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $287,160. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 28,677 shares of company stock valued at $1,410,293 in the last 90 days. 6.74% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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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