Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) major shareholder Paulson Property Management Ii sold 3,322,666 shares of Lyon William Homes stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.81, for a total value of $79,112,677.46. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Major shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Lyon William Homes (WLH) opened at 22.11 on Friday. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $23.31 and a 200-day moving average price of $22.47. Lyon William Homes has a one year low of $15.21 and a one year high of $25.18. The stock has a market cap of $706.33 million, a PE ratio of 19.03 and a beta of 1.75.

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 consensus estimate of $0.48 by $0.01. Lyon William Homes had a return on equity of 7.72% and a net margin of 3.01%. The firm had revenue of $422.69 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $424.86 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.38 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 29.8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts expect that Lyon William Homes will post $1.96 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in shares of Lyon William Homes by 8.1% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,452,175 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $59,195,000 after purchasing an additional 182,987 shares during the last quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in shares of Lyon William Homes by 17.3% in the first quarter. TimesSquare Capital Management LLC now owns 2,045,510 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $42,178,000 after purchasing an additional 302,280 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Lyon William Homes by 28.8% in the second quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 1,921,277 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $46,378,000 after purchasing an additional 430,096 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Lyon William Homes by 5.7% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,293,392 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $31,223,000 after purchasing an additional 70,240 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp increased its holdings in shares of Lyon William Homes by 21.7% in the first quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 1,206,476 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $24,878,000 after purchasing an additional 215,105 shares during the last quarter.

A number of research firms have issued reports on WLH. BidaskClub downgraded Lyon William Homes from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $27.50 price objective (up previously from $27.00) on shares of Lyon William Homes in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded Lyon William Homes from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Lyon William Homes currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.83.

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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