Media coverage about Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) has been trending positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog 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. Beazer Homes USA earned a daily sentiment score of 0.29 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the construction company an impact score of 46.0164801255232 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

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

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

Beazer Homes USA (NYSE BZH) traded down $0.03 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $16.24. The stock had a trading volume of 113,309 shares, compared to its average volume of 632,717. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.40, a current ratio of 18.95 and a quick ratio of 2.27. Beazer Homes USA has a 1 year low of $11.36 and a 1 year high of $23.24. The company has a market capitalization of $563.44, a P/E ratio of -5.30 and a beta of 2.58.

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

In other Beazer Homes USA news, Director Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr. bought 15,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, February 9th. The stock was purchased 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 owns 319,364 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,007,627.52. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr. bought 30,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 12th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $15.65 per share, with a total value of $469,500.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 319,364 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,998,046.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 7.60% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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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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