BidaskClub lowered shares of AMERCO (NASDAQ:UHAL) from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a research note released on Saturday.

A number of other brokerages have also weighed in on UHAL. TheStreet upgraded AMERCO from a c+ rating to a b- rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 25th. ValuEngine upgraded AMERCO from a hold rating to a buy rating in a research report on Thursday, July 5th.

UHAL opened at $349.72 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.98, a quick ratio of 2.01 and a current ratio of 2.19. AMERCO has a 1 year low of $317.42 and a 1 year high of $400.99. The company has a market cap of $6.86 billion, a P/E ratio of 22.15 and a beta of 0.93.

AMERCO (NASDAQ:UHAL) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 8th. The transportation company reported $6.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $7.03 by ($0.50). AMERCO had a return on equity of 8.95% and a net margin of 21.63%. The company had revenue of $1.02 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $980.40 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $6.44 earnings per share. AMERCO’s revenue was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts forecast that AMERCO will post 12.74 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a special dividend, which was paid on Monday, September 24th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 10th were given a $0.50 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, September 7th.

In other news, insider Carlos Vizcarra sold 2,419 shares of AMERCO stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, July 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $356.51, for a total value of $862,397.69. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider Thomas W. Hayes acquired 200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 29th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $380.05 per share, for a total transaction of $76,010.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 200 shares in the company, valued at approximately $76,010. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 42.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of UHAL. Abrams Capital Management L.P. grew its position in shares of AMERCO by 24.7% in the 1st quarter. Abrams Capital Management L.P. now owns 492,044 shares of the transportation company’s stock worth $169,804,000 after buying an additional 97,434 shares during the last quarter. Yacktman Asset Management LP boosted its position in shares of AMERCO by 305.5% during the second quarter. Yacktman Asset Management LP now owns 120,253 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $42,828,000 after purchasing an additional 90,594 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of AMERCO by 21.6% during the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 365,876 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $130,306,000 after purchasing an additional 65,008 shares in the last quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership boosted its position in shares of AMERCO by 16.1% during the second quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership now owns 411,865 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $146,686,000 after purchasing an additional 57,167 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of AMERCO by 13.4% during the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 307,703 shares of the transportation company’s stock valued at $106,188,000 after purchasing an additional 36,348 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 37.75% of the company’s stock.

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