William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) major shareholder Gmt Capital Corp sold 44,700 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, January 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.76, for a total transaction of $1,419,672.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 3,571,317 shares in the company, valued at approximately $113,425,027.92. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their sales and purchases with the SEC.

Gmt Capital Corp also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, January 5th, Gmt Capital Corp sold 31,200 shares of William Lyon Homes stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $30.99, for a total transaction of $966,888.00.
  • On Tuesday, January 2nd, Gmt Capital Corp sold 31,200 shares of William Lyon Homes stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.18, for a total transaction of $910,416.00.
  • On Thursday, December 21st, Gmt Capital Corp sold 6,049 shares of William Lyon Homes stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.38, for a total transaction of $171,670.62.
  • On Monday, December 18th, Gmt Capital Corp sold 35,551 shares of William Lyon Homes stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.86, for a total transaction of $1,026,001.86.
  • On Tuesday, December 12th, Gmt Capital Corp sold 26,100 shares of William Lyon Homes stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.82, for a total transaction of $752,202.00.

Shares of William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) traded up $0.75 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $32.02. 366,600 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 481,309. William Lyon Homes has a 52 week low of $16.37 and a 52 week high of $32.95. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.33, a current ratio of 10.77 and a quick ratio of 0.30. The firm has a market cap of $995.01, a P/E ratio of 20.93 and a beta of 1.81.

William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, October 31st. The construction company reported $0.71 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.67 by $0.04. William Lyon Homes had a net margin of 3.61% and a return on equity of 9.33%. The company had revenue of $490.34 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $486.57 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.34 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 43.1% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts predict that William Lyon Homes will post 2.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of WLH. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of William Lyon Homes by 1.0% in the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 121,964 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $2,945,000 after purchasing an additional 1,177 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers raised its holdings in shares of William Lyon Homes by 1.3% in the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 46,135 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $1,114,000 after buying an additional 585 shares during the last quarter. Legal & General Group Plc raised its holdings in shares of William Lyon Homes by 11.3% in the second quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 43,033 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $1,038,000 after buying an additional 4,355 shares during the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its holdings in shares of William Lyon Homes by 61.9% in the second quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 6,810 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $164,000 after buying an additional 2,603 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of William Lyon Homes by 17.6% in the second quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 5,896 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $142,000 after buying an additional 884 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 98.22% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on WLH shares. UBS Group began coverage on shares of William Lyon Homes in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $25.00 target price on the stock. Zelman & Associates upgraded shares of William Lyon Homes from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Wedbush reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $27.00 price target (up previously from $22.00) on shares of William Lyon Homes in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. ValuEngine upgraded shares of William Lyon Homes from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Finally, Citigroup downgraded shares of William Lyon Homes from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $35.00 price target on the stock. in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $31.50.

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William Lyon Homes Company Profile

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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