News headlines about William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. William Lyon Homes earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the construction company an impact score of 48.0718244645796 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:
- William Lyon Homes Announces Pricing of Offering of 6.00% Senior Notes Due 2023 (markets.financialcontent.com)
- William Lyon Homes, Inc. — Moody’s Assigns B2 to William Lyon Homes’ Notes; Outlook Stable (finance.yahoo.com)
- William Lyon Homes (WLH) Holdings Cut by Huber Capital Management LLC (americanbankingnews.com)
- William Lyon Homes Announces Proposed Offering of $350.0 Million of Senior Notes Due 2023 (finance.yahoo.com)
Several research firms recently issued reports on WLH. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of William Lyon Homes from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. Wedbush restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $31.00 target price (up previously from $27.00) on shares of William Lyon Homes in a report on Friday, December 29th. UBS Group restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $33.00 target price (up previously from $30.00) on shares of William Lyon Homes in a report on Wednesday, January 17th. Citigroup lowered shares of William Lyon Homes from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $35.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of William Lyon Homes from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $32.00.
William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. The construction company reported $0.89 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.05. William Lyon Homes had a net margin of 2.68% and a return on equity of 10.51%. The firm had revenue of $624.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $616.91 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.60 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 32.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that William Lyon Homes will post 3.05 EPS for the current year.
In other William Lyon Homes news, major shareholder Gmt Capital Corp sold 6,049 shares of William Lyon Homes stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.38, for a total value of $171,670.62. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 3,678,417 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $104,393,474.46. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 224,600 shares of company stock valued at $6,833,845. Insiders own 22.30% of the company’s stock.
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William Lyon 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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