KB Home (NYSE:KBH) – Wedbush boosted their FY2017 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for KB Home in a report released on Monday. Wedbush analyst J. Mccanless now anticipates that the construction company will earn $1.77 per share for the year, up from their previous forecast of $1.76. Wedbush currently has a “Neutral” rating on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for KB Home’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.78 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.25 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.63 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.92 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $2.26 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $2.60 EPS.

A number of other equities analysts have also commented on the company. UBS AG assumed coverage on KB Home in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. They set a “sell” rating and a $24.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded KB Home from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $28.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. MKM Partners restated a “neutral” rating and set a $26.00 price objective (up previously from $24.00) on shares of KB Home in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Deutsche Bank AG restated a “hold” rating and set a $24.00 price objective (up previously from $23.00) on shares of KB Home in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, BTIG Research reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $16.00 price target on shares of KB Home in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $22.06.

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KB Home (NYSE:KBH) opened at $28.65 on Tuesday. KB Home has a 52 week low of $15.01 and a 52 week high of $28.69. The company has a market capitalization of $2,460.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.22, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.82 and a beta of 1.66.

KB Home (NYSE:KBH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, September 28th. The construction company reported $0.51 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ 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 for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.12 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.42 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 24.8% on a year-over-year basis.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 2nd will be issued a dividend of $0.025 per share. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.35%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 1st. KB Home’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 7.19%.

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

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Creative Planning lifted its holdings in KB Home by 34.9% during the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 4,289 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $103,000 after buying an additional 1,110 shares during the period. AllSquare Wealth Management LLC acquired a new position in KB Home during the 3rd quarter worth about $113,000. LS Investment Advisors LLC lifted its holdings in KB Home by 18.0% during the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 6,511 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $156,000 after buying an additional 991 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. lifted its holdings in KB Home by 17.6% during the 2nd quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 8,288 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $199,000 after buying an additional 1,241 shares during the period. Finally, Yorktown Management & Research Co Inc acquired a new position in KB Home during the 2nd quarter worth about $201,000. 97.58% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About KB Home

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for KB Home (NYSE:KBH)

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