Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) received a $40.00 target price from investment analysts at Barclays in a research report issued on Tuesday. The firm presently has a “sell” rating on the construction company’s stock. Barclays’ price target would indicate a potential downside of 14.77% from the stock’s current price.

Other equities analysts also recently issued research reports about the company. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $45.00 price target on shares of Toll Brothers in a research report on Monday, September 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised Toll Brothers from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $48.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. UBS began coverage on Toll Brothers in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $50.00 price target for the company. MKM Partners raised their price objective on Toll Brothers to $54.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Toll Brothers from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and eleven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $45.73.

Shares of Toll Brothers (NYSE TOL) traded down $3.73 on Tuesday, hitting $46.93. The stock had a trading volume of 8,290,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,983,268. The stock has a market cap of $8,286.71, a PE ratio of 18.83, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 1.57. Toll Brothers has a twelve month low of $30.44 and a twelve month high of $51.08. The company has a quick ratio of 1.10, a current ratio of 6.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84.

Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, December 5th. The construction company reported $1.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.19 by ($0.02). Toll Brothers had a return on equity of 10.44% and a net margin of 8.12%. The firm had revenue of $2.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.09 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.67 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 9.3% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that Toll Brothers will post 3.2 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, President Richard T. Hartman sold 20,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $47.00, for a total value of $940,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Carl B. Marbach sold 12,900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, September 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.97, for a total value of $515,613.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 114,149 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,562,535.53. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 64,687 shares of company stock valued at $2,840,390. 8.78% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Aperio Group LLC raised its position in Toll Brothers by 3.6% in the second quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 46,157 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $1,824,000 after purchasing an additional 1,615 shares during the period. Russell Investments Group Ltd. raised its position in Toll Brothers by 6.8% in the second quarter. Russell Investments Group Ltd. now owns 152,760 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $6,040,000 after purchasing an additional 9,723 shares during the period. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC raised its position in Toll Brothers by 16.9% in the second quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 20,032 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $791,000 after purchasing an additional 2,895 shares during the period. World Asset Management Inc raised its position in Toll Brothers by 1.8% in the second quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 10,065 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $398,000 after purchasing an additional 181 shares during the period. Finally, IFP Advisors Inc raised its position in Toll Brothers by 369.1% in the second quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 2,735 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $108,000 after purchasing an additional 2,152 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 82.52% of the company’s stock.

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Toll Brothers Company Profile

Toll Brothers, Inc is engaged in designing, building, marketing, selling and arranging financing for detached and attached homes in luxury residential communities. The Company operates through two segments: Traditional Home Building and Toll Brothers City Living (City Living). Within the Traditional Home Building segment, it operates in five geographic segments in the United States: the North, consisting of Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey and New York; the Mid-Atlantic, consisting of Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia; the South, consisting of Florida, North Carolina and Texas; the West, consisting of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada and Washington, and California.

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