Press coverage about Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) has trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. 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 daily sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the construction company an impact score of 45.2029764052292 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on WLH. BidaskClub cut Lyon William Homes from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Citigroup Inc. reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $27.50 price objective (up previously from $27.00) on shares of Lyon William Homes in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Lyon William Homes from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 12th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. Lyon William Homes currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.83.

Shares of Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) traded up 0.60% during trading on Friday, reaching $23.57. The company had a trading volume of 123,853 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $23.20 and a 200 day moving average of $22.66. The firm has a market capitalization of $752.97 million, a PE ratio of 20.28 and a beta of 1.74. Lyon William Homes has a 1-year low of $15.60 and a 1-year high of $25.18.

Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 7th. The construction company reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.01. Lyon William Homes had a net margin of 3.01% and a return on equity of 7.72%. The company had revenue of $422.69 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $424.86 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.38 earnings per share. Lyon William Homes’s revenue for the quarter was up 29.8% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Lyon William Homes will post $1.96 earnings per share for the current year.

In other Lyon William Homes news, Director Gary H. Hunt sold 8,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.87, for a total value of $194,395.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 31,798 shares in the company, valued at $727,220.26. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Gmt Capital Corp sold 16,200 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.87, for a total transaction of $386,694.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 3,948,217 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $94,243,939.79. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 3,596,366 shares of company stock valued at $85,548,921 in the last 90 days. 21.33% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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About Lyon William 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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