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D.R. Horton, Inc (DHI) is a leading residential construction business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$87.61 after a previous close of US$88.87. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD87.66 to a high of USD91.265. The latest price was USD89.94 (25 minute delay). D.R. Horton is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in D.R. Horton

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for D.R. Horton. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: DHI. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until D.R. Horton reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$92.58, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of D.R. Horton, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of D.R. Horton. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

D.R. Horton share price

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D.R. Horton shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-18.
Previous closeUS$88.87
Change US$1.07
Change % 1.204%
Volume 5,397,077
Information last updated 2021-06-17.
52-week rangeUS$51.7348 - US$104.17
50-day moving average US$94.7394
200-day moving average US$83.4199
Target priceUS$108.5
PE ratio 13.7662
Dividend yield US$0.75 (0.86%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$8.6296

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Is it a good time to buy D.R. Horton stock?

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D.R. Horton price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $89.94

1 month (2021-05-21) -0.65%
3 months (2021-03-19) 7.55%
6 months (2020-12-18) 22.82%
1 year (2020-06-19) 60.44%
2 years (2019-06-20) 96.85%
3 years (2018-06-20) 115.27%
5 years (2016-06-20) 189.38%

Is D.R. Horton under- or over-valued?

Valuing D.R. Horton stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of D.R. Horton's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

D.R. Horton's P/E ratio

D.R. Horton's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, D.R. Horton shares trade at around 14x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

D.R. Horton's PEG ratio

D.R. Horton's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.5268. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into D.R. Horton's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

D.R. Horton's EBITDA

D.R. Horton's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$4.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a D.R. Horton's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

D.R. Horton financials

Revenue TTM US$24.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.82%
Gross profit TTM US$4.6 billion
Return on assets TTM 13.3%
Return on equity TTM 2716.35%
Profit margin 13.16%
Book value 35.961
Market capitalisation US$31.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting D.R. Horton shares

There are currently 8.6 million D.R. Horton shares held short by investors – that's known as D.R. Horton's "short interest". This figure is 10.4% up from 7.8 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting D.R. Horton shares can be evaluated.

D.R. Horton's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

D.R. Horton's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of D.R. Horton shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of D.R. Horton shares traded daily (recently around 3.5 million). D.R. Horton's SIR currently stands at 2.48. In other words for every 100,000 D.R. Horton shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2480 shares are currently held short.

However D.R. Horton's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of D.R. Horton shares, or, against the total number of tradable D.R. Horton shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case D.R. Horton's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 D.R. Horton shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0262% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable D.R. Horton shares, roughly 26 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against D.R. Horton.

Find out more about how you can short D.R. Horton stock.

D.R. Horton's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like D.R. Horton.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

D.R. Horton's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 28

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and D.R. Horton's overall score of 28 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 32nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like D.R. Horton is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

D.R. Horton's environmental score

Environmental score: 13.47/100

D.R. Horton's environmental score of 13.47 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that D.R. Horton is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

D.R. Horton's social score

Social score: 15.42/100

D.R. Horton's social score of 15.42 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that D.R. Horton is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

D.R. Horton's governance score

Governance score: 14.6/100

D.R. Horton's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that D.R. Horton is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

D.R. Horton's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. D.R. Horton scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that D.R. Horton has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

D.R. Horton, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 28
Total ESG percentile 32.48
Environmental score 13.47
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 15.42
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 14.6
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 2

D.R. Horton share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 9.14% of net profits

Recently D.R. Horton has paid out, on average, around 9.14% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.92% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), D.R. Horton shareholders could enjoy a 0.92% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In D.R. Horton's case, that would currently equate to about $0.75 per share.

While D.R. Horton's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that D.R. Horton is investing more in its future growth.

D.R. Horton's most recent dividend payout was on 19 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have D.R. Horton's shares ever split?

D.R. Horton's shares were split on a 4:3 basis on 16 March 2005. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your D.R. Horton shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 25% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for D.R. Horton shares which in turn could have impacted D.R. Horton's share price.

D.R. Horton share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, D.R. Horton's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$51.7348 up to US$104.17. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

DHI.US volatility(beta: 1.65)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while D.R. Horton's is 1.6495. This would suggest that D.R. Horton's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

D.R. Horton overview

D.R. Horton, Inc. operates as a homebuilding company in East, Midwest, Southeast, South Central, Southwest, and West regions in the United States. It engages in the acquisition and development of land; and construction and sale of homes in 29 states and 88 markets under the names of D.R. Horton, America's Builder, Express Homes, Emerald Homes, and Freedom Homes. The company constructs and sells single-family detached homes; and attached homes, such as town homes, duplexes, and triplexes. It also provides mortgage financing services; and title insurance policies, and examination and closing services, as well as engages in the residential lot development business. In addition, the company constructs and owns multi-family rental properties; owns residential real estate, including ranch land and improvements; and owns and operates oil and gas assets. The company primarily serves homebuyers. D.R. Horton, Inc. was founded in 1978 and is based in Arlington, Texas.

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