Principal Financial Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) by 0.8% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 179,675 shares of the construction company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,492 shares during the quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned approximately 0.56% of Lyon William Homes worth $4,337,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in WLH. Real Estate Management Services LLC boosted its stake in shares of Lyon William Homes by 536.7% during the second quarter. Real Estate Management Services LLC now owns 525,891 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $12,695,000 after purchasing an additional 443,291 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of Lyon William Homes by 21.0% during the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,269,188 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $46,791,000 after purchasing an additional 393,633 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Lyon William Homes by 40.6% during the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,223,152 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $25,221,000 after purchasing an additional 353,435 shares in the last quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Lyon William Homes by 17.3% during the first quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC now owns 2,045,510 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $42,178,000 after purchasing an additional 302,280 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its stake in shares of Lyon William Homes by 21.7% during the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 1,206,476 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $24,878,000 after purchasing an additional 215,105 shares in the last quarter.

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WLH has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Lyon William Homes from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub lowered Lyon William Homes from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and set a $27.50 price target (up from $27.00) on shares of Lyon William Homes in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Lyon William Homes has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.83.

Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) opened at 23.25 on Thursday. Lyon William Homes has a 12 month low of $15.60 and a 12 month high of $25.18. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $23.22 and its 200-day moving average price is $22.65. The company has a market capitalization of $742.74 million, a P/E ratio of 20.01 and a beta of 1.74.

Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) last issued its earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The construction company reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $422.69 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $424.86 million. Lyon William Homes had a return on equity of 7.72% and a net margin of 3.01%. Lyon William Homes’s quarterly revenue was up 29.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.38 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Lyon William Homes will post $1.96 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director Gary H. Hunt sold 8,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.87, for a total transaction of $194,395.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 31,798 shares in the company, valued at approximately $727,220.26. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Gmt Capital Corp sold 1,527 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.38, for a total value of $35,701.26. Following the sale, the insider now owns 4,016,417 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $93,903,829.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 3,597,893 shares of company stock valued at $85,584,622 over the last 90 days. 21.33% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH)

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