Media headlines about Toro (NYSE:TTC) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Toro earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 45.6519967321764 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Toro (NYSE TTC) opened at $59.78 on Friday. Toro has a 1-year low of $58.38 and a 1-year high of $73.86. The company has a market cap of $6,596.61, a PE ratio of 24.80, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.36 and a beta of 0.60. The company has a current ratio of 1.65, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50.

Toro (NYSE:TTC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, December 7th. The company reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.02. Toro had a net margin of 10.69% and a return on equity of 44.66%. The business had revenue of $488.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $491.55 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.27 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Toro will post 2.62 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 10th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 22nd were issued a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.34%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 21st. This is an increase from Toro’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.18. Toro’s dividend payout ratio is 33.20%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Toro from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $74.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Toro currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $69.00.

In other news, VP David H. Alkire sold 23,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, December 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.83, for a total transaction of $1,514,090.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 14,769 shares in the company, valued at approximately $972,243.27. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP Bradley A. Hamilton sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.33, for a total transaction of $130,660.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 3,851 shares in the company, valued at $251,585.83. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 73,000 shares of company stock valued at $4,814,630 in the last three months. Insiders own 5.69% of the company’s stock.

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Toro Company Profile

The Toro Company (Toro) is engaged in the designing, manufacturing, and marketing of professional turf maintenance equipment and services, turf irrigation systems, landscaping equipment and lighting products, snow and ice management products, agricultural micro-irrigation systems, rental and specialty construction equipment, and residential yard and snow thrower products.

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