Gmt Capital Corp Sells 44,700 Shares of William Lyon Homes (WLH) Stock

William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) major shareholder Gmt Capital Corp sold 44,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.76, for a total transaction of $1,419,672.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 3,571,317 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $113,425,027.92. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Major shareholders that own more than 10% of a company’s stock are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Gmt Capital Corp also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, January 5th, Gmt Capital Corp sold 31,200 shares of William Lyon Homes stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.99, for a total transaction of $966,888.00.
  • On Tuesday, January 2nd, Gmt Capital Corp sold 31,200 shares of William Lyon Homes stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.18, for a total transaction of $910,416.00.
  • On Thursday, December 21st, Gmt Capital Corp sold 6,049 shares of William Lyon Homes stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.38, for a total transaction of $171,670.62.
  • On Monday, December 18th, Gmt Capital Corp sold 35,551 shares of William Lyon Homes stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.86, for a total transaction of $1,026,001.86.
  • On Tuesday, December 12th, Gmt Capital Corp sold 26,100 shares of William Lyon Homes stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.82, for a total transaction of $752,202.00.

William Lyon Homes (NYSE WLH) opened at $32.43 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 10.77, a quick ratio of 0.30 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33. William Lyon Homes has a fifty-two week low of $16.37 and a fifty-two week high of $32.95. The stock has a market cap of $1,030.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.20 and a beta of 2.14.

William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The construction company reported $0.71 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.04. William Lyon Homes had a net margin of 3.61% and a return on equity of 9.33%. The firm had revenue of $490.34 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $486.57 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.34 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 43.1% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that William Lyon Homes will post 2.17 EPS for the current year.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its holdings in William Lyon 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 buying an additional 182,987 shares in the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. increased its holdings in William Lyon Homes by 5.4% in the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 2,025,847 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $46,573,000 after buying an additional 104,570 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its holdings in William Lyon 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 buying an additional 70,240 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp increased its holdings in William Lyon Homes by 1.7% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 815,861 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $19,692,000 after buying an additional 13,477 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Real Estate Management Services LLC increased its holdings in William Lyon Homes by 33.8% in the third quarter. Real Estate Management Services LLC now owns 703,417 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $16,172,000 after buying an additional 177,526 shares in the last quarter. 98.22% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

WLH has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of William Lyon Homes from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, January 6th. Zelman & Associates raised shares of William Lyon Homes from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, October 27th. UBS Group raised their target price on shares of William Lyon Homes from $25.00 to $30.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Wedbush reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $27.00 target price (up previously from $22.00) on shares of William Lyon Homes in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of William Lyon Homes from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Sunday, December 31st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. William Lyon Homes currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $31.50.

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About William Lyon 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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