Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) released its earnings results on Tuesday. The construction company reported $1.00 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.18, Briefing.com reports. The firm had revenue of $1.77 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.70 billion. Toll Brothers had a net margin of 9.57% and a return on equity of 14.34%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.26 EPS.

Shares of Toll Brothers stock opened at $36.00 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.31 billion, a PE ratio of 7.64, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.10 and a beta of 0.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.73, a current ratio of 7.68 and a quick ratio of 1.30. The company’s fifty day moving average price is $36.07 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $36.72. Toll Brothers has a 52-week low of $28.68 and a 52-week high of $39.58.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 26th. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 12th were issued a $0.11 dividend. This represents a $0.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.22%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 11th. Toll Brothers’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 9.34%.

In other Toll Brothers news, Director Edward G. Boehne sold 17,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.01, for a total value of $629,170.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 64,304 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,379,891.04. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Carl B. Marbach sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.14, for a total transaction of $105,420.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 85,463 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,003,169.82. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 20,200 shares of company stock worth $742,192 in the last three months. Insiders own 9.69% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. FNY Investment Advisers LLC bought a new stake in shares of Toll Brothers in the 1st quarter worth about $25,000. Quadrant Capital Group LLC grew its holdings in shares of Toll Brothers by 309.0% in the 1st quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 953 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $32,000 after purchasing an additional 720 shares during the last quarter. Sandy Spring Bank grew its holdings in shares of Toll Brothers by 150.1% in the 1st quarter. Sandy Spring Bank now owns 1,078 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $39,000 after purchasing an additional 647 shares during the last quarter. CWM LLC bought a new stake in shares of Toll Brothers in the 1st quarter worth about $53,000. Finally, Penserra Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Toll Brothers in the 1st quarter worth about $57,000. 82.10% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the stock. JMP Securities reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Toll Brothers in a research note on Wednesday. Raymond James reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Toll Brothers in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine cut shares of Toll Brothers from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 9th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $37.00 target price on shares of Toll Brothers and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 23rd. Finally, SunTrust Banks assumed coverage on shares of Toll Brothers in a research note on Monday, August 12th. They set a “hold” rating and a $37.00 target price for the company. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Toll Brothers currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $36.37.

Toll Brothers Company Profile

Toll Brothers, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, builds, markets, sells, and arranges finance for detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Traditional Home Building and City Living. It also designs, builds, markets, and sells homes in urban infill markets through Toll Brothers City Living.

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