Beazer Homes USA (BZH) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds

Media headlines about Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Beazer Homes USA earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.9925404221131 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several brokerages recently issued reports on BZH. J P Morgan Chase & Co raised Beazer Homes USA from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from $14.50 to $21.00 in a report on Thursday, September 14th. ValuEngine cut Beazer Homes USA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. BidaskClub raised Beazer Homes USA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Wedbush cut Beazer Homes USA from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $15.00 price target for the company. in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Beazer Homes USA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $15.50.

Shares of Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) traded up 1.097% during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $17.975. The stock had a trading volume of 169,490 shares. The firm’s market cap is $574.68 million. Beazer Homes USA has a 12-month low of $9.67 and a 12-month high of $17.98. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $15.43 and its 200-day moving average price is $13.50.

Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The construction company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.05. Beazer Homes USA had a negative net margin of 0.14% and a positive return on equity of 3.01%. The business had revenue of $478.59 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $470.98 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.18 EPS. Beazer Homes USA’s quarterly revenue was up 4.1% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts forecast that Beazer Homes USA will post $0.86 EPS for the current year.

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About Beazer Homes USA

Beazer Homes USA, Inc is a geographically diversified homebuilder. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had operations in 13 states within over three geographic regions in the United States. The Company’s segments include West, East and Southeast. The Company markets and sells its products through its Website, www.beazer.com; mobile site, m.beazer.com; real estate listing sites, online advertising, including search engine marketing and display advertising, social media, video, brochures, direct marketing and out-of-home advertising, including billboards and signage, as well as other activities.

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