Media coverage about Amerco (NASDAQ:UHAL) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Amerco earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the transportation company an impact score of 46.0225717782917 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Shares of Amerco (UHAL) opened at 376.70 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $374.09 and its 200-day moving average is $369.10. Amerco has a one year low of $307.80 and a one year high of $398.94. The company has a market cap of $7.39 billion, a PE ratio of 19.55 and a beta of 1.10.

Amerco (NASDAQ:UHAL) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The transportation company reported $6.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $6.46 by $0.02. Amerco had a net margin of 10.92% and a return on equity of 12.85%. The company had revenue of $957.93 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $943.57 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $7.51 EPS. Amerco’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Amerco will post $20.36 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a special dividend, which was paid on Thursday, August 3rd. Shareholders of record on Thursday, July 20th were paid a $1.00 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, July 18th.

Separately, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Amerco from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st.

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Amerco Company Profile

AMERCO is a do-it-yourself moving and storage operator through its subsidiary, U-Haul International, Inc (U-Haul). The Company supplies its products and services to help people move and store their household and commercial goods through U-Haul. It sells U-Haul brand boxes, tape, and other moving and self-storage products and services to do-it-yourself moving and storage customers at its distribution outlets and through and eMove Websites.

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