News headlines about William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. 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 daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 47.5596199194201 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Several brokerages have recently commented on WLH. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of William Lyon Homes from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday, February 21st. Wedbush reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $31.00 target price (up previously from $27.00) on shares of William Lyon Homes in a research report on Friday, December 29th. UBS Group reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $33.00 target price (up previously from $30.00) on shares of William Lyon Homes in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Citigroup lowered shares of William Lyon Homes from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $35.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of William Lyon Homes from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $32.00.
William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) traded down $0.44 during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $26.20. 119,026 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 497,235. The stock has a market capitalization of $847.72, a P/E ratio of 21.66 and a beta of 1.95. William Lyon Homes has a 52-week low of $18.85 and a 52-week high of $32.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20, a current ratio of 11.14 and a quick ratio of 1.15.
In related news, major shareholder Gmt Capital Corp sold 6,049 shares of William Lyon Homes stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $28.38, for a total value of $171,670.62. Following the sale, the insider now owns 3,678,417 shares in the company, valued at $104,393,474.46. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. In the last quarter, insiders sold 224,600 shares of company stock worth $6,833,845. 21.33% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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About William Lyon Homes
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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