Media stories about PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PulteGroup earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the construction company an impact score of 46.0179295344406 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- $2.33 Billion in Sales Expected for PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Where Are the Boomers? Probably in the Garage with the Grandkids (builderonline.com)
- PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday (americanbankingnews.com)
- PulteGroup, Inc. : PHM-US: Dividend Analysis : September 19th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : October 9, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
PulteGroup (PHM) opened at 27.07 on Friday. PulteGroup has a 12 month low of $17.69 and a 12 month high of $27.76. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.17 billion, a P/E ratio of 14.98 and a beta of 1.06. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $26.38 and its 200-day moving average is $24.52.
PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The construction company reported $0.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.45 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $2.02 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.03 billion. PulteGroup had a return on equity of 13.43% and a net margin of 7.35%. PulteGroup’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.37 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that PulteGroup will post $2.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 3rd. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, September 19th were issued a $0.09 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Monday, September 18th. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.33%. PulteGroup’s payout ratio is currently 20.00%.
PHM has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of PulteGroup from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. BidaskClub raised shares of PulteGroup from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $28.00 target price on shares of PulteGroup in a research note on Monday, September 25th. Wedbush reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $22.00 target price on shares of PulteGroup in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, UBS AG downgraded shares of PulteGroup from a “positive” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $25.45.
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PulteGroup, Inc is a homebuilder in the United States. The Company’s segments include Homebuilding and Financial Services. Its Homebuilding operations are engaged in the acquisition and development of land primarily for residential purposes within the United States and the construction of housing on such land.
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