News coverage about Howard Hughes (NYSE:HHC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Howard Hughes earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6622629056256 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Howard Hughes (NYSE HHC) traded down $0.62 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $136.81. 134,843 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 331,117. Howard Hughes has a one year low of $113.64 and a one year high of $139.50. The stock has a market cap of $5,980.38, a PE ratio of 35.00 and a beta of 1.29. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90, a quick ratio of 2.04 and a current ratio of 2.04.

Howard Hughes (NYSE:HHC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 26th. The financial services provider reported $3.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.27 by $3.19. Howard Hughes had a net margin of 15.31% and a return on equity of 2.52%. The company had revenue of $300.98 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $239.83 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.05 EPS. Howard Hughes’s revenue was up 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Howard Hughes will post 1.1 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on HHC shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Howard Hughes from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. Sandler O’Neill set a $140.00 price objective on shares of Howard Hughes and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 8th.

In other news, Director Pershing Square Capital Manage sold 2,500,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $127.86, for a total value of $319,650,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 20.70% of the company’s stock.

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About Howard Hughes

The Howard Hughes Corporation is a developer of master planned communities and mixed use properties. The Company is engaged in the ownership, management and the redevelopment or repositioning of real estate assets, as well as other real estate opportunities in the form of entitled and unentitled land and other development rights, also called Strategic Developments.

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