News headlines about William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. William Lyon Homes earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 48.2418349566895 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of NYSE WLH traded down $0.03 during trading on Monday, hitting $20.68. The company had a trading volume of 10,324 shares, compared to its average volume of 416,372. The company has a quick ratio of 0.15, a current ratio of 5.77 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.47. William Lyon Homes has a 12 month low of $19.77 and a 12 month high of $32.95. The company has a market capitalization of $807.75 million, a P/E ratio of 9.37 and a beta of 1.58.

William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 31st. The construction company reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.03. William Lyon Homes had a return on equity of 10.93% and a net margin of 3.48%. The firm had revenue of $519.45 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $507.27 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.49 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.9% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that William Lyon Homes will post 3.07 EPS for the current year.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on WLH. ValuEngine cut William Lyon Homes from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 21st. Zacks Investment Research cut William Lyon Homes from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Wedbush set a $35.00 price target on William Lyon Homes and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 10th. Finally, Citigroup reduced their price target on William Lyon Homes from $29.00 to $27.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, June 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. William Lyon Homes currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $30.50.

In related news, major shareholder Gmt Capital Corp sold 10,790 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.75, for a total transaction of $256,262.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 22.13% of the company’s stock.

About William Lyon Homes

William Lyon Homes, together with its subsidiaries, designs, constructs, markets, and sells single-family detached and attached homes in California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. It sells its homes primarily to entry-level, and first-time and second-time move-up homebuyers, as well as to luxury home and active adult markets under the Village Homes and Polygon Northwest Homes brands through in-house commissioned sales personnel and outside brokers.

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