Toll Brothers Inc (NYSE:TOL) Director Paul E. Shapiro sold 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.54, for a total transaction of $1,288,500.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 131,493 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $6,777,149.22. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink.

Toll Brothers Inc (NYSE:TOL) traded up $1.24 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $52.07. 1,999,200 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,149,536. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.71, a current ratio of 6.61 and a quick ratio of 0.97. The stock has a market cap of $7,785.78, a PE ratio of 16.32, a P/E/G ratio of 0.95 and a beta of 1.57. Toll Brothers Inc has a 1 year low of $30.67 and a 1 year high of $52.40.

Toll Brothers (NYSE:TOL) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, December 5th. The construction company reported $1.17 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.19 by ($0.02). The company had revenue of $2.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $2.09 billion. Toll Brothers had a return on equity of 12.00% and a net margin of 9.21%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.67 EPS. equities analysts predict that Toll Brothers Inc will post 3.9 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 26th. Investors of record on Friday, January 12th will be given a dividend of $0.08 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 11th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.61%. Toll Brothers’s payout ratio is currently 10.03%.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in Toll Brothers by 134.8% in the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 7,198,069 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $294,978,000 after buying an additional 4,132,120 shares during the period. Koch Industries Inc. purchased a new position in Toll Brothers in the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $1,177,000. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in Toll Brothers by 56.1% in the 3rd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 3,128,341 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $129,732,000 after buying an additional 1,124,409 shares during the period. FMR LLC boosted its position in Toll Brothers by 13.4% in the 2nd quarter. FMR LLC now owns 9,042,726 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $357,278,000 after buying an additional 1,067,193 shares during the period. Finally, Wedge Capital Management L L P NC purchased a new position in Toll Brothers in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $36,566,000. 88.07% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of brokerages have recently issued reports on TOL. UBS Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price target (up previously from $53.00) on shares of Toll Brothers in a report on Wednesday. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $40.00 price target on shares of Toll Brothers in a report on Sunday, October 8th. Wedbush raised their price target on shares of Toll Brothers from $45.00 to $47.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, December 29th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Toll Brothers in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. Finally, Mizuho set a $52.00 price target on shares of Toll Brothers and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and twelve have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Toll Brothers presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $49.13.

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About Toll Brothers

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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