Brian W. Doyle Sells 15,596 Shares of William Lyon Homes (WLH) Stock

William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) COO Brian W. Doyle sold 15,596 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, April 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.02, for a total value of $436,999.92. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 166,856 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,675,305.12. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

WLH opened at $28.51 on Friday. William Lyon Homes has a 52-week low of $18.85 and a 52-week high of $32.95. The stock has a market cap of $1,147.51, a P/E ratio of 12.90 and a beta of 1.53. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 1.15 and a current ratio of 11.14.

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William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. The construction company reported $0.89 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.84 by $0.05. William Lyon Homes had a return on equity of 10.51% and a net margin of 2.68%. The business had revenue of $624.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $616.91 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.60 earnings per share. William Lyon Homes’s revenue was up 32.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that William Lyon Homes will post 3.05 EPS for the current year.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC bought a new stake in William Lyon Homes during the fourth quarter worth about $118,000. SG Americas Securities LLC bought a new stake in William Lyon Homes during the third quarter worth about $193,000. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan raised its holdings in William Lyon Homes by 60.2% during the third quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 8,860 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $204,000 after acquiring an additional 3,330 shares in the last quarter. KBC Group NV bought a new stake in William Lyon Homes during the third quarter worth about $214,000. Finally, Capital Fund Management S.A. bought a new stake in William Lyon Homes during the fourth quarter worth about $221,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 82.11% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have recently weighed in on WLH. Zacks Investment Research raised William Lyon Homes from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $29.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, February 21st. ValuEngine raised William Lyon Homes from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Wedbush reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $31.00 price objective (up from $27.00) on shares of William Lyon Homes in a research report on Friday, December 29th. UBS reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $33.00 price objective (up from $30.00) on shares of William Lyon Homes in a research report on Wednesday, January 17th. Finally, Citigroup cut William Lyon Homes from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $35.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.00.

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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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