William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) Receiving Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

Press coverage about William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. William Lyon Homes earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the construction company an impact score of 48.9575744944363 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of William Lyon Homes (NYSE WLH) opened at $32.36 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 10.77, a quick ratio of 0.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33. William Lyon Homes has a twelve month low of $16.37 and a twelve month high of $32.95. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,030.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.15 and a beta of 2.14.

William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The construction company reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.67 by $0.04. William Lyon Homes had a return on equity of 9.33% and a net margin of 3.61%. The business had revenue of $490.34 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $486.57 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.34 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 43.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that William Lyon Homes will post 2.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have weighed in on WLH. Citigroup downgraded William Lyon Homes from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $35.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded William Lyon Homes from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. ValuEngine upgraded William Lyon Homes from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Wedbush reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $27.00 target price (up from $22.00) on shares of William Lyon Homes in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, UBS Group increased their target price on William Lyon Homes from $25.00 to $30.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $30.75.

In related news, Director Gary H. Hunt sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.33, for a total transaction of $73,325.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 29,298 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $859,310.34. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Gmt Capital Corp sold 31,200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.99, for a total value of $966,888.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 3,616,017 shares in the company, valued at approximately $112,060,366.83. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 165,100 shares of company stock worth $4,840,703. 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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