News coverage about Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing 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 media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.0200660964656 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on WLH. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Lyon William Homes from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub downgraded Lyon William Homes from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 19th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. restated a “buy” rating and issued a $27.50 target price (up previously from $27.00) on shares of Lyon William Homes in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.83.

Shares of Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) traded up 0.21% during trading on Monday, hitting $23.50. The stock had a trading volume of 74,090 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $23.28 and a 200 day moving average of $22.35. The firm has a market cap of $750.73 million, a PE ratio of 20.22 and a beta of 1.75. Lyon William Homes has a 52-week low of $15.21 and a 52-week high of $25.18.

Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 7th. The construction company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ 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 firm had revenue of $422.69 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $424.86 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.38 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 29.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Lyon William Homes will post $1.96 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director Gary H. Hunt sold 8,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 sale, the director now owns 31,798 shares in the company, valued at $727,220.26. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Gmt Capital Corp sold 14,900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.89, for a total transaction of $341,061.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 4,120,417 shares in the company, valued at approximately $94,316,345.13. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 418,644 shares of company stock worth $9,832,762 in the last 90 days. 21.33% of the stock is currently owned by corporate 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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