KB Home (KBH) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

News articles about KB Home (NYSE:KBH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. KB Home earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the construction company an impact score of 46.2439403671961 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

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

A number of brokerages recently commented on KBH. BTIG Research reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $16.00 price target on shares of KB Home in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $25.00 price target on shares of KB Home in a research note on Tuesday, August 29th. Wedbush reaffirmed an “ourperform” rating and issued a $26.00 price target on shares of KB Home in a research note on Saturday, September 16th. UBS began coverage on KB Home in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. They issued a “sell” rating and a $24.00 price target for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered KB Home from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, December 4th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company. KB Home has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $22.71.

KB Home (KBH) traded up $0.75 on Thursday, reaching $31.66. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,393,363 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,504,591. KB Home has a twelve month low of $15.51 and a twelve month high of $31.95. The company has a market capitalization of $2,654.69, a P/E ratio of 22.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.72 and a beta of 1.69.

KB Home (NYSE:KBH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, September 28th. The construction company reported $0.51 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.04. KB Home had a return on equity of 7.57% and a net margin of 3.22%. The firm had revenue of $1.14 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.12 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.42 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 24.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts anticipate that KB Home will post 1.77 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, EVP Brian J. Woram sold 49,529 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $27.11, for a total transaction of $1,342,731.19. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Albert Z. Praw sold 150,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.85, for a total value of $3,877,500.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 8.60% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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KB Home Company Profile

KB HOME is a homebuilding company. The Company is engaged in selling and building a range of new homes designed primarily for first-time, move-up and active adult homebuyers, including attached and detached single-family residential homes. It operates through five segments, which consist of four homebuilding segments and one financial services segment.

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