News articles about Beazer Homes USA (NYSE:BZH) have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Beazer Homes USA earned a news sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 47.0254223464575 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. ValuEngine lowered Beazer Homes USA from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered Beazer Homes USA from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday. TheStreet lowered Beazer Homes USA from a “b-” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. JMP Securities upgraded Beazer Homes USA from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, February 12th. Finally, Wedbush upgraded Beazer Homes USA from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $15.25 to $22.00 in a research note on Tuesday, February 13th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.25.
Shares of BZH traded down $0.27 during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $15.77. 156,759 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 609,017. Beazer Homes USA has a 52 week low of $11.82 and a 52 week high of $23.24. The company has a market capitalization of $553.69, a PE ratio of 10.20 and a beta of 2.54. The company has a quick ratio of 2.27, a current ratio of 18.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.40.
In related news, Director Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr. acquired 15,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 9th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $15.68 per share, with a total value of $235,200.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 319,364 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,007,627.52. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr. acquired 30,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 12th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $15.65 per share, with a total value of $469,500.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 319,364 shares in the company, valued at $4,998,046.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 7.60% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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About Beazer Homes USA
Beazer Homes USA, Inc operates as a homebuilder in the United States. The company designs, constructs, and sells single-family and multi-family homes for entry-level, move-up, or retirement-oriented home buyers under the Beazer Homes brand name. It sells its homes through commissioned new home sales counselors and independent brokers in Arizona, California, Nevada, Texas, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
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