William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH)’s share price rose 5.1% on Friday . The stock traded as high as $17.04 and last traded at $16.63, with a volume of 256,463 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $15.83.

Separately, Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of William Lyon Homes in a report on Tuesday, June 28th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.33.

The stock has a market cap of $527.29 million and a PE ratio of 10.84. The company’s 50 day moving average is $15.98 and its 200-day moving average is $13.84.

William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) last posted its earnings results on Monday, May 9th. The company reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.04. The firm earned $264.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $237.28 million. William Lyon Homes’s revenue for the quarter was up 34.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.18 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts expect that William Lyon Homes will post $1.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, major shareholder Gmt Capital Corp bought 208,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 7th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $16.39 per share, for a total transaction of $3,409,120.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 4,770,917 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $78,195,329.63. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Several large investors recently modified their holdings of WLH. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in shares of William Lyon Homes by 9.8% in the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 1,367,260 shares of the company’s stock valued at $22,560,000 after buying an additional 122,510 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of William Lyon Homes by 21.2% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,345,644 shares of the company’s stock valued at $22,203,000 after buying an additional 235,568 shares during the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in shares of William Lyon Homes by 18.8% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 668,822 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,036,000 after buying an additional 105,724 shares during the last quarter. Royce & Associates LLC boosted its stake in shares of William Lyon Homes by 0.6% in the fourth quarter. Royce & Associates LLC now owns 522,141 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,615,000 after buying an additional 3,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Russell Frank Co boosted its stake in shares of William Lyon Homes by 115.4% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 303,586 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,991,000 after buying an additional 162,631 shares during the last quarter.

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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