Press coverage about Tutor Perini (NYSE:TPC) has been trending somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Tutor Perini earned a coverage optimism score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 48.6189877371855 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

NYSE TPC remained flat at $$21.00 during trading on Friday. 150,741 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 287,366. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.04 billion, a PE ratio of 13.62, a P/E/G ratio of 0.95 and a beta of 2.08. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 1.97 and a current ratio of 1.97. Tutor Perini has a 52-week low of $17.55 and a 52-week high of $29.90.

Tutor Perini (NYSE:TPC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 7th. The construction company reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.18. The firm had revenue of $1.12 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.17 billion. Tutor Perini had a net margin of 2.58% and a return on equity of 4.55%. analysts forecast that Tutor Perini will post 2.17 EPS for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on TPC shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Tutor Perini from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 10th. B. Riley lowered their price target on shares of Tutor Perini from $28.00 to $26.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 8th. ValuEngine cut shares of Tutor Perini from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 23rd. Finally, MKM Partners set a $28.00 price target on shares of Tutor Perini and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $29.75.

In other Tutor Perini news, major shareholder N. Tutor Separate Prope Ronald sold 12,618 shares of Tutor Perini stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.32, for a total value of $256,397.76. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 5,698,983 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $115,803,334.56. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Ronald N. Tutor sold 32,574 shares of Tutor Perini stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.10, for a total transaction of $654,737.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 117,574 shares of company stock worth $2,367,300. Insiders own 24.50% of the company’s stock.

About Tutor Perini

Tutor Perini Corporation, a construction company, provides diversified general contracting, construction management, and design-build services to private customers and public agencies worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Civil, Building, and Specialty Contractors. The Civil segment engages in the public works construction, replacement, and reconstruction of infrastructure, including highways, bridges, tunnels, mass-transit systems, and water management and wastewater treatment facilities.

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