Headlines about Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Beazer Homes USA earned a news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.7730633329199 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
BZH has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Beazer Homes USA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. TheStreet upgraded Beazer Homes USA from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 14th. Credit Suisse Group restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $21.00 price objective (up from $15.00) on shares of Beazer Homes USA in a report on Monday, November 20th. ValuEngine upgraded Beazer Homes USA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, JMP Securities upgraded Beazer Homes USA from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, February 12th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.25.
Shares of Beazer Homes USA (BZH) traded up $0.25 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $16.86. 348,883 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 722,140. Beazer Homes USA has a twelve month low of $11.18 and a twelve month high of $23.24. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.40, a quick ratio of 2.27 and a current ratio of 18.95. The company has a market cap of $571.51, a PE ratio of -5.41 and a beta of 2.54.
In other news, Director Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr. purchased 30,000 shares of Beazer Homes USA stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 12th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $15.65 per share, for a total transaction of $469,500.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 319,364 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,998,046.60. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr. purchased 15,000 shares of Beazer Homes USA stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 9th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $15.68 per share, with a total value of $235,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 319,364 shares in the company, valued at $5,007,627.52. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 7.60% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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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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