Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) CFO Colin T. Severn sold 7,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $29.26, for a total value of $219,450.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Lyon William Homes (NYSE WLH) traded up $0.05 on Friday, hitting $29.89. The stock had a trading volume of 377,856 shares, compared to its average volume of 336,621. Lyon William Homes has a 52 week low of $16.37 and a 52 week high of $30.79. The firm has a market capitalization of $950.58, a PE ratio of 15.62 and a beta of 1.81. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33, a quick ratio of 0.30 and a current ratio of 10.77.

Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The construction company reported $0.71 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $490.34 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $486.57 million. Lyon William Homes had a return on equity of 9.33% and a net margin of 3.61%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 43.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.34 EPS. analysts forecast that Lyon William Homes will post 2.18 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Lyon William Homes from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 12th. Wedbush reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $27.00 price objective (up from $22.00) on shares of Lyon William Homes in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. UBS raised their price objective on Lyon William Homes from $25.00 to $30.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Zelman & Associates raised Lyon William Homes from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Lyon William Homes currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.88.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. State of Alaska Department of Revenue lifted its holdings in Lyon William Homes by 79.3% during the 2nd quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 4,663 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $112,000 after purchasing an additional 2,063 shares during the last quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new stake in Lyon William Homes during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $122,000. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan acquired a new stake in Lyon William Homes during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $133,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Lyon William Homes by 17.6% during the 2nd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 5,896 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $142,000 after purchasing an additional 884 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its holdings in Lyon William Homes by 61.9% during the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 6,810 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $164,000 after purchasing an additional 2,603 shares during the last quarter. 98.09% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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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