Insider Selling: Lyon William Homes (WLH) Major Shareholder Sells 15,450 Shares of Stock

Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) major shareholder Gmt Capital Corp sold 15,450 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.70, for a total value of $350,715.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 3,829,367 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $86,926,630.90. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Gmt Capital Corp also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Tuesday, August 1st, Gmt Capital Corp sold 20,800 shares of Lyon William Homes stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.74, for a total value of $472,992.00.
  • On Wednesday, July 26th, Gmt Capital Corp sold 1,700 shares of Lyon William Homes stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.38, for a total value of $39,746.00.
  • On Tuesday, July 25th, Gmt Capital Corp sold 50,300 shares of Lyon William Homes stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.37, for a total value of $1,175,511.00.
  • On Wednesday, July 19th, Gmt Capital Corp sold 16,422 shares of Lyon William Homes stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.58, for a total value of $387,230.76.
  • On Tuesday, July 18th, Gmt Capital Corp sold 14,178 shares of Lyon William Homes stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.37, for a total value of $331,339.86.
  • On Monday, July 17th, Gmt Capital Corp sold 16,200 shares of Lyon William Homes stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.87, for a total value of $386,694.00.
  • On Monday, July 10th, Gmt Capital Corp sold 52,000 shares of Lyon William Homes stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.86, for a total value of $1,240,720.00.
  • On Friday, July 7th, Gmt Capital Corp sold 1,527 shares of Lyon William Homes stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.38, for a total value of $35,701.26.
  • On Thursday, July 6th, Gmt Capital Corp sold 15,179 shares of Lyon William Homes stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.33, for a total value of $354,126.07.
  • On Wednesday, July 5th, Gmt Capital Corp sold 30,669 shares of Lyon William Homes stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.53, for a total value of $721,641.57.

Shares of Lyon William Homes (WLH) traded up 6.16% on Tuesday, hitting $23.43. The stock had a trading volume of 324,674 shares. Lyon William Homes has a 12 month low of $15.21 and a 12 month high of $24.51. The stock has a market cap of $748.24 million, a PE ratio of 22.06 and a beta of 1.76. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $23.36 and a 200-day moving average of $21.12.

Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The construction company reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.01. Lyon William Homes had a return on equity of 7.35% and a net margin of 2.90%. The business had revenue of $422.69 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $424.86 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.38 earnings per share. Lyon William Homes’s revenue for the quarter was up 29.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Lyon William Homes will post $2.03 EPS for the current year.

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A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its stake in Lyon William Homes by 79.3% in the second quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 4,663 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $112,000 after buying an additional 2,063 shares in the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in Lyon William Homes by 79.9% in the first quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 5,012 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $103,000 after buying an additional 2,226 shares in the last quarter. Mason Street Advisors LLC bought a new stake in Lyon William Homes during the first quarter valued at about $113,000. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan bought a new stake in Lyon William Homes during the second quarter valued at about $133,000. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its stake in Lyon William Homes by 61.9% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 6,810 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $164,000 after buying an additional 2,603 shares in the last quarter.

WLH has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. BidaskClub downgraded Lyon William Homes from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Lyon William Homes from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 2nd. Finally, Citigroup Inc. restated a “buy” rating and issued a $27.50 price objective (up previously from $27.00) on shares of Lyon William Homes in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $22.50.

Lyon William Homes Company Profile

William Lyon Homes is primarily engaged in the design, construction and sale of single family detached and attached homes in California, Arizona and Nevada. The Company conducts its homebuilding operations through four reportable operating segments: Southern California, Northern California, Arizona and Nevada.

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