Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) Stock Price

Media stories about Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Lyon William Homes earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the construction company an impact score of 45.7329577281531 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on WLH shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Lyon William Homes from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $27.50 price objective (up previously from $27.00) on shares of Lyon William Homes in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub cut shares of Lyon William Homes from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. UBS AG started coverage on shares of Lyon William Homes in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $25.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Zelman & Associates raised shares of Lyon William Homes from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Lyon William Homes presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $27.88.

Shares of Lyon William Homes (WLH) opened at $28.50 on Wednesday. Lyon William Homes has a 1-year low of $16.37 and a 1-year high of $29.94. The company has a quick ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 10.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33. The firm has a market cap of $901.18, a P/E ratio of 14.81 and a beta of 1.79.

Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The construction company reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.04. Lyon William Homes had a net margin of 3.61% and a return on equity of 9.33%. The company had revenue of $490.34 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $486.57 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.34 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 43.1% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that Lyon William Homes will post 2.18 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, Director Gary H. Hunt sold 8,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.87, for a total value of $194,395.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 31,798 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $727,220.26. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, major shareholder Paulson Property Management Ii sold 3,322,666 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.81, for a total transaction of $79,112,677.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 3,372,766 shares of company stock worth $80,320,032. Insiders own 22.30% of the company’s stock.

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Lyon William 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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