Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) Share Price

Press coverage about Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) has been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Beazer Homes USA earned a news sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the construction company an impact score of 45.5523128951412 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) traded down $0.68 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $19.28. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 546,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 542,847. The company has a quick ratio of 3.30, a current ratio of 18.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.95. The company has a market capitalization of $668.91, a P/E ratio of 15.84 and a beta of 2.69. Beazer Homes USA has a 12-month low of $11.18 and a 12-month high of $23.24.

Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 14th. The construction company reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.53 by $0.50. The company had revenue of $673.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $645.17 million. Beazer Homes USA had a return on equity of 6.29% and a net margin of 1.66%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.45 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Beazer Homes USA will post 1.33 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Beazer Homes USA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $21.00 price target (up from $15.00) on shares of Beazer Homes USA in a research report on Monday, November 20th. J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded Beazer Homes USA from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and upped their price target for the company from $14.50 to $21.00 in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. ValuEngine cut Beazer Homes USA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, TheStreet upgraded Beazer Homes USA from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.50.

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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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