News coverage about Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Lyon William Homes earned a media sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the construction company an impact score of 46.084433884585 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) traded down $0.38 during trading on Friday, hitting $27.36. 280,802 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 349,660. Lyon William Homes has a 52 week low of $15.60 and a 52 week high of $29.94. The firm has a market capitalization of $874.02, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.32 and a beta of 1.79. The company has a quick ratio of 0.26, a current ratio of 10.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33.

Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, October 31st. The construction company reported $0.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the 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 quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.34 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 43.1% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Lyon William Homes will post 2.18 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several brokerages recently commented on WLH. UBS AG upped their price target on shares of Lyon William Homes from $25.00 to $30.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Wedbush reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $27.00 price target (up previously from $22.00) on shares of Lyon William Homes in a research report on Wednesday. Zelman & Associates raised shares of Lyon William Homes from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Lyon William Homes from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 12th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered shares of Lyon William Homes from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Lyon William Homes has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.88.

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In related news, major shareholder Paulson Property Management Ii sold 3,322,666 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, September 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.81, for a total transaction of $79,112,677.46. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Gary H. Hunt sold 8,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.87, for a total transaction of $194,395.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 31,798 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $727,220.26. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 3,424,766 shares of company stock valued at $81,514,687 in the last three months. Company insiders own 21.33% of the company’s stock.

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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