Vanguard Group Inc. grew its position in shares of Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) by 5.7% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 1,293,392 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 70,240 shares during the quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. owned 4.05% of Lyon William Homes worth $31,223,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Arizona State Retirement System boosted its holdings in Lyon William Homes by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Arizona State Retirement System now owns 12,300 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $297,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its holdings in Lyon William Homes by 1.3% during the 2nd quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 46,135 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $1,114,000 after acquiring an additional 585 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans boosted its holdings in Lyon William Homes by 6.4% during the 2nd quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 14,130 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $341,000 after acquiring an additional 850 shares during the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted 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 acquiring an additional 884 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Northern Trust Corp boosted its holdings in Lyon William Homes by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 300,321 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $7,249,000 after acquiring an additional 924 shares during the last quarter. 99.22% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Lyon William Homes from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 12th. Wedbush reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $27.00 price target (up from $22.00) on shares of Lyon William Homes in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. UBS AG boosted their price target on shares of Lyon William Homes from $25.00 to $30.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Zelman & Associates raised shares of Lyon William Homes from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Lyon William Homes from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $27.88.

In other Lyon William Homes news, Director Gary H. Hunt sold 8,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $22.87, for a total transaction of $194,395.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 31,798 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $727,220.26. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Paulson Property Management Ii sold 3,322,666 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.81, for a total transaction of $79,112,677.46. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 3,372,766 shares of company stock worth $80,320,032 over the last three months. 21.33% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Lyon William Homes (WLH) opened at $28.28 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 10.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33. The firm has a market cap of $904.04, a PE ratio of 14.82 and a beta of 1.79. Lyon William Homes has a fifty-two week low of $16.37 and a fifty-two week high of $29.94.

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

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH)

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