Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) Director Gary H. Hunt sold 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.33, for a total transaction of $73,325.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 29,298 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $859,310.34. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Shares of Lyon William Homes (NYSE:WLH) traded up $0.05 on Friday, hitting $29.89. 377,856 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 336,621. Lyon William Homes has a twelve month low of $16.37 and a twelve month high of $30.79. The firm has a market capitalization of $950.58, a P/E ratio of 15.62 and a beta of 1.81. The company has a quick ratio of 0.30, a current ratio of 10.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33.

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

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zelman & Associates upgraded shares of Lyon William Homes from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Wedbush reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $27.00 target price (up previously from $22.00) on shares of Lyon William Homes in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. UBS increased their target price on shares of Lyon William Homes from $25.00 to $30.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Lyon William Homes from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $27.00 target price for the company in a research note on Friday, August 11th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Lyon William Homes presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.88.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its holdings in Lyon William Homes by 79.3% during the second quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 4,663 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $112,000 after purchasing an additional 2,063 shares in the last quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP purchased a new position in Lyon William Homes during the second quarter worth about $122,000. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan purchased a new position in Lyon William Homes during the second quarter worth about $133,000. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its holdings in Lyon William Homes by 17.6% during the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 5,896 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $142,000 after purchasing an additional 884 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its holdings in Lyon William Homes by 61.9% during the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 6,810 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $164,000 after purchasing an additional 2,603 shares in the last quarter. 98.09% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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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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