Toll Brothers Inc. (TOL) : Earnings Whisper

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Toll Brothers Inc. (TOL) is set to release 3Q/15 earnings Tuesday before the markets open. The Street is looking for EPS of $0.49 and revenue of $1.04 billion. Last year, the home builder posted a positive earnings surprise of 18%, reporting EPS of $0.53, $0.08 better than the Street’s consensus estimate. Revs were $1.06 billion versus the $986.87 million consensus. Meanwhile, reports a whisper 3Q/15 number of $0.52 per share.

As a quick reminder, Toll Brothers reported 2Q/15 EPS of $0.37, $0.02 better than the Street’s consensus estimate of $0.35. Revs fell 0.92% on a year-over-year basis to $852.6 million versus the $861.63 million consensus.

On valuation measures, Toll Brothers Inc. shares are currently priced at 18.91x this year’s forecasted earnings, compared to the industry’s 15.96x earnings multiple. Ticker has a PEG and forward P/E ratio of 1.00 and 14.44, respectively. Price/Sales for the same period is 1.71 while EPS is $2.05. Currently, there are 7 analysts that rate TOL a ‘Buy‘ versus 9 rating it a ‘Hold‘. 2 analysts rate it a ‘Sell‘. TOL has a median Wall Street price target of $39.50 with a high target of $48.00.

In terms of share statistics, Toll Brothers Inc. has a total of 176.10 million shares outstanding with 8.65% held by insiders and 84.90% held by institutions. The stock’s short interest currently stands at 3.72%, bringing the total number of shares sold short to 6.00 million.

Shares of Horsham, Pennsylvania-based builder are up 12% year-over-year and 16.57% year-to-date.

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