Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Beazer Homes USA (BZH) Stock Price

Headlines about Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Beazer Homes USA earned a news impact score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the construction company an impact score of 45.7730633329199 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) traded up $0.51 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $16.96. 256,179 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 721,495. Beazer Homes USA has a 52 week low of $11.18 and a 52 week high of $23.24. The firm has a market cap of $565.12, a PE ratio of -5.52 and a beta of 2.54. The company has a current ratio of 18.95, a quick ratio of 2.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.40.

Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 14th. The construction company reported $1.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.53 by $0.50. Beazer Homes USA had a negative net margin of 5.01% and a positive return on equity of 7.99%. The company had revenue of $673.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $645.17 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.45 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Beazer Homes USA will post 1.75 EPS for the current year.

Several equities analysts recently commented on BZH shares. JMP Securities upgraded shares of Beazer Homes USA from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of 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 target price (up from $15.00) on shares of Beazer Homes USA in a research note on Monday, November 20th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Beazer Homes USA from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Finally, Wedbush upgraded shares of Beazer Homes USA from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and upped their target price for the company from $15.25 to $22.00 in a research note on Tuesday. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Beazer Homes USA currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $20.25.

In other Beazer Homes USA news, Director Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr. acquired 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 12th. The stock was bought at an average price of $15.65 per share, for a total transaction of $469,500.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 319,364 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,998,046.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr. acquired 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 9th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $15.68 per share, with a total value of $235,200.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 319,364 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,007,627.52. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 7.60% of the company’s stock.

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Beazer Homes USA Company Profile

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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