Beazer Homes USA (BZH) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Report Shows

News headlines about Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Beazer Homes USA earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the construction company an impact score of 46.9558060566369 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

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BZH has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded Beazer Homes USA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Beazer Homes USA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $17.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, February 12th. TheStreet lowered Beazer Homes USA from a “b-” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. JMP Securities upgraded Beazer Homes USA from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th. Finally, Wedbush upgraded Beazer Homes USA from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $15.25 to $22.00 in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Beazer Homes USA has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $20.25.

BZH traded down $0.76 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $16.51. 533,503 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 488,903. The company has a market capitalization of $580.59, a P/E ratio of 10.72 and a beta of 2.54. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.40, a quick ratio of 2.27 and a current ratio of 18.95. Beazer Homes USA has a 1-year low of $11.73 and a 1-year high of $23.24.

Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 6th. The construction company reported $0.23 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.04 by $0.19. The company had revenue of $372.49 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $357.45 million. Beazer Homes USA had a positive return on equity of 7.99% and a negative net margin of 5.01%. analysts forecast that Beazer Homes USA will post 1.75 EPS for the current year.

In other Beazer Homes USA news, Director Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr. bought 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 12th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $15.65 per share, for a total transaction of $469,500.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 319,364 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,998,046.60. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr. bought 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 9th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $15.68 per share, for a total transaction of $235,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 319,364 shares in the company, valued at $5,007,627.52. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 7.60% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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Beazer Homes USA Company Profile

Beazer Homes USA, Inc operates as a homebuilder in the United States. The company designs, constructs, and sells single-family and multi-family homes for entry-level, move-up, or retirement-oriented home buyers under the Beazer Homes brand name. It sells its homes through commissioned new home sales counselors and independent brokers in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

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