William Lyon Homes (WLH) Earning Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds

News stories about William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. William Lyon Homes earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the construction company an impact score of 46.7954167683944 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of brokerages have issued reports on WLH. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of William Lyon Homes from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $31.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Saturday, May 12th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of William Lyon Homes from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, May 11th. Finally, Wedbush upgraded shares of William Lyon Homes from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $31.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Thursday, February 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating, two have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $32.50.

WLH opened at $25.00 on Tuesday. William Lyon Homes has a 1-year low of $18.85 and a 1-year high of $32.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.53, a quick ratio of 0.14 and a current ratio of 5.10. The company has a market capitalization of $974.76 million, a PE ratio of 11.31 and a beta of 1.53.

William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The construction company reported $0.27 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.08. William Lyon Homes had a net margin of 3.48% and a return on equity of 10.99%. The company had revenue of $373.36 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $328.28 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.11 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 44.2% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that William Lyon Homes will post 3.09 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, COO Brian W. Doyle sold 15,596 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, April 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.02, for a total value of $436,999.92. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 166,856 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,675,305.12. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 22.13% of the company’s stock.

William Lyon Homes Company Profile

William Lyon Homes, together with its subsidiaries, designs, constructs, markets, and sells single-family detached and attached homes in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. It sells its homes primarily to entry-level, and first-time and second-time move-up homebuyers, as well as to luxury home and active adult markets under the Village Homes and Polygon Northwest Homes brands through in-house commissioned sales personnel and outside brokers.

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