KB Home (KBH) is Upgraded by Buckingham Research to Buy

KB Home (KBH) was Upgraded by Buckingham Research to ” Buy”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Neutral ” on the company shares. Buckingham Research advised their investors in a research report released on Sep 19, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on KB Home. KB Home was Upgraded by Buckingham Research to ” Buy” on Sep 19, 2016. KB Home was Downgraded by Buckingham Research to ” Neutral” on Jul 18, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by FBR Capital on Jun 22, 2016 to “Mkt Perform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 16 from a previous price target of $15 .

On the company’s financial health, KB Home reported $0.17 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Jun 21, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.16. The company had revenue of $811.10 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $750.43 million. The company’s revenue was up 30.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.10 EPS.

KB Home closed down -0.31 points or -2.04% at $14.88 with 3,312,576 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $15.08, the shares hit an intraday low of $14.82 and an intraday high of $15.13 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

In a different news, on Jul 27, 2016, Jeffrey T Mezger (President and CEO) sold 500,000 shares at $16.47 per share price. According to the SEC, on Apr 28, 2015, Nicholas S Franklin (EVP, Strategic Operations) purchased 5,000 shares at $14.76 per share price.

KB Home is a homebuilding company that constructs and sells homes through its operating divisions under the name KB Home. The Company operates through five operating segments which includes four homebuilding segments and one financial services segment. The Company’s homebuilding operations are organized into four segments: West Coast Southwest Central and Southeast. The Company delivered approximately 7215 homes through its four homebuilding segments. The Company’s financial services segment offers property and casualty insurance and in certain instances earthquake flood and personal property insurance to its homebuyers. The Company also provides title services in the majority of its markets located within Central and Southeast homebuilding reporting segments. This segment also offers mortgage banking services including residential consumer mortgage loan originations to its homebuyers indirectly through Home Community Mortgage LLC (HCM).

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