News coverage about Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Beazer Homes USA earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the construction company an impact score of 47.7117104140859 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Several research firms have weighed in on BZH. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Beazer Homes USA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday. Credit Suisse Group began coverage on shares of Beazer Homes USA in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $13.00 price target for the company. Wedbush raised shares of Beazer Homes USA from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $12.31 to $15.00 in a research note on Thursday, June 15th. JMP Securities reissued an “underperform” rating on shares of Beazer Homes USA in a research note on Monday, May 29th. Finally, Zelman & Associates raised shares of Beazer Homes USA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, May 5th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $14.13.

Shares of Beazer Homes USA (NYSE BZH) traded up 4.08% during trading on Monday, hitting $16.08. 593,226 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $13.31 and its 200-day moving average price is $12.95. The stock’s market cap is $514.09 million. Beazer Homes USA has a 12 month low of $9.60 and a 12 month high of $16.09.

Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The construction company reported $0.23 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by $0.05. Beazer Homes USA had a negative net margin of 0.14% and a positive return on equity of 3.01%. The firm had revenue of $478.59 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $470.98 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.18 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Beazer Homes USA will post $0.83 EPS for the current year.

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Beazer Homes USA Company Profile

Beazer Homes USA, Inc is a geographically diversified homebuilder. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had operations in 13 states within over three geographic regions in the United States. The Company’s segments include West, East and Southeast. The Company markets and sells its products through its Website, www.beazer.com; mobile site, m.beazer.com; real estate listing sites, online advertising, including search engine marketing and display advertising, social media, video, brochures, direct marketing and out-of-home advertising, including billboards and signage, as well as other activities.

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