45,621 Shares in Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (BZH) Purchased by Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI
Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI bought a new stake in Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE:BZH) in the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor bought 45,621 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $876,000.
A number of other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new position in shares of Beazer Homes USA during the 3rd quarter worth $149,000. Voya Investment Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Beazer Homes USA by 13.0% during the 2nd quarter. Voya Investment Management LLC now owns 17,040 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $234,000 after buying an additional 1,963 shares during the last quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Beazer Homes USA during the 2nd quarter worth $237,000. First Quadrant L P CA acquired a new position in shares of Beazer Homes USA during the 3rd quarter worth $278,000. Finally, CAPROCK Group Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Beazer Homes USA during the 3rd quarter worth $300,000. 85.10% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.
Several research firms have recently issued reports on BZH. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Beazer Homes USA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $21.00 price target (up previously from $15.00) on shares of Beazer Homes USA in a research note on Monday, November 20th. ValuEngine raised Beazer Homes USA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday. Finally, TheStreet raised Beazer Homes USA from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $18.50.
Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 14th. The construction company reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.53 by $0.50. The firm had revenue of $673.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $645.17 million. Beazer Homes USA had a return on equity of 6.29% and a net margin of 1.66%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.45 EPS. analysts expect that Beazer Homes USA, Inc. will post 1.4 earnings per share for the current year.
About Beazer Homes USA
Beazer Homes USA, Inc is a geographically diversified homebuilder. As of September 30, 2016, the Company had operations in 13 states within over three geographic regions in the United States. The Company’s segments include West, East and Southeast. The Company markets and sells its products through its Website, www.beazer.com; mobile site, m.beazer.com; real estate listing sites, online advertising, including search engine marketing and display advertising, social media, video, brochures, direct marketing and out-of-home advertising, including billboards and signage, as well as other activities.
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