Rhumbline Advisers Raises Stake in William Lyon Homes (WLH)

Rhumbline Advisers lifted its stake in shares of William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) by 20.0% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 92,746 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 15,468 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned approximately 0.25% of William Lyon Homes worth $991,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Bank of Montreal Can lifted its stake in shares of William Lyon Homes by 638.7% during the 4th quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 4,004 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $43,000 after buying an additional 3,462 shares during the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its position in shares of William Lyon Homes by 18.5% in the 4th quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 11,068 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $118,000 after buying an additional 1,725 shares in the last quarter. United Services Automobile Association acquired a new position in shares of William Lyon Homes in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $163,000. Jefferies Group LLC bought a new stake in shares of William Lyon Homes during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $163,000. Finally, Quantbot Technologies LP grew its holdings in shares of William Lyon Homes by 2,994.3% during the 3rd quarter. Quantbot Technologies LP now owns 19,649 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $312,000 after purchasing an additional 19,014 shares during the last quarter. 91.33% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of research firms have weighed in on WLH. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of William Lyon Homes from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 19th. Citigroup set a $15.00 target price on shares of William Lyon Homes and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, February 15th.



WLH opened at $15.13 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $563.73 million, a P/E ratio of 6.25 and a beta of 1.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 4.54 and a quick ratio of 0.08. William Lyon Homes has a fifty-two week low of $9.85 and a fifty-two week high of $29.81.

William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 14th. The construction company reported $0.91 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.06 by ($0.15). William Lyon Homes had a return on equity of 9.94% and a net margin of 4.39%. The business had revenue of $659.65 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $715.62 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.89 EPS. William Lyon Homes’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that William Lyon Homes will post 2.04 earnings per share for the current year.

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William Lyon Homes Company Profile

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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