News stories about Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) have trended positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Beazer Homes USA earned a news impact score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the construction company an impact score of 46.4815651109408 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Shares of Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) opened at $21.94 on Thursday. Beazer Homes USA has a twelve month low of $11.18 and a twelve month high of $23.24. The firm has a market capitalization of $735.94, a PE ratio of 17.43 and a beta of 2.73. The company has a quick ratio of 3.30, a current ratio of 18.20 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.95.

Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 14th. The construction company reported $1.03 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.50. Beazer Homes USA had a return on equity of 6.29% and a net margin of 1.66%. The company had revenue of $673.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $645.17 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.45 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Beazer Homes USA will post 1.33 earnings per share for the current year.

BZH has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Beazer Homes USA from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $21.00 target price (up from $15.00) on shares of Beazer Homes USA in a research note on Monday. TheStreet upgraded Beazer Homes USA from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 14th. J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded Beazer Homes USA from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $14.50 to $21.00 in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Beazer Homes USA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $18.50.

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Beazer Homes USA Company Profile

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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