News articles about KB Home (NYSE:KBH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. KB Home earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the construction company an impact score of 46.0073437473226 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- KB Home to post first-quarter numbers March 22 – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- $0.30 EPS Expected for KB Home (KBH) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Is the Stock In Play? – KB Home (NYSE: KBH) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
- Fading In Success? Acadia Realty Trust (AKR), KB Home (KBH) – NMSU Nеws (nmsunews.com)
- KB Home (KBH) expected 14.39% EPS growth for next year – Wallstreet Investorplace (wallstreetinvestorplace.com)
KB Home (NYSE:KBH) traded up $0.47 during trading on Friday, reaching $28.65. 1,684,107 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,538,161. KB Home has a 1-year low of $18.73 and a 1-year high of $38.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,485.73, a PE ratio of 15.66, a PEG ratio of 0.73 and a beta of 1.54. The company has a current ratio of 5.36, a quick ratio of 1.22 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.21.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 22nd. Investors of record on Thursday, February 8th were issued a dividend of $0.025 per share. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.35%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, February 7th. KB Home’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 5.46%.
Several equities research analysts have weighed in on KBH shares. ValuEngine downgraded shares of KB Home from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 1st. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $38.00 target price (up from $31.00) on shares of KB Home in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued an “underweight” rating and set a $27.00 target price (up from $25.50) on shares of KB Home in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of KB Home from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $39.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Citigroup downgraded shares of KB Home from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $27.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, January 2nd. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $29.07.
In other KB Home news, SVP Thomas F. Norton sold 47,179 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, February 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.32, for a total value of $1,430,467.28. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 103,562 shares in the company, valued at $3,139,999.84. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Jeff Kaminski sold 125,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, January 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $32.53, for a total transaction of $4,066,250.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 237,775 shares in the company, valued at $7,734,820.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 8.60% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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About KB Home
KB HOME is a homebuilding company. The Company is engaged in selling and building a range of new homes designed primarily for first-time, move-up and active adult homebuyers, including attached and detached single-family residential homes. It operates through five segments, which consist of four homebuilding segments and one financial services segment.
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