William Lyon Homes (WLH) Position Raised by SG Americas Securities LLC

SG Americas Securities LLC lifted its stake in shares of William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) by 13.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 68,095 shares of the construction company’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,234 shares during the quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in William Lyon Homes were worth $1,047,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Versant Capital Management Inc raised its stake in shares of William Lyon Homes by 843.2% during the first quarter. Versant Capital Management Inc now owns 2,094 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $32,000 after purchasing an additional 1,872 shares in the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can raised its stake in shares of William Lyon Homes by 638.7% during the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 4,004 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $43,000 after purchasing an additional 3,462 shares in the last quarter. Globeflex Capital L P raised its stake in shares of William Lyon Homes by 169.5% during the fourth quarter. Globeflex Capital L P now owns 9,066 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $97,000 after purchasing an additional 5,702 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA bought a new stake in shares of William Lyon Homes during the first quarter valued at about $102,000. Finally, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY raised its stake in shares of William Lyon Homes by 361.1% during the fourth quarter. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY now owns 10,444 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $112,000 after purchasing an additional 8,179 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 93.99% of the company’s stock.

Shares of William Lyon Homes stock opened at $19.29 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 5.33, a quick ratio of 0.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.35. William Lyon Homes has a 52 week low of $9.85 and a 52 week high of $26.82. The stock has a market capitalization of $714.19 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.97 and a beta of 1.68.



William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 2nd. The construction company reported $0.21 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.01. William Lyon Homes had a net margin of 4.21% and a return on equity of 9.25%. The firm had revenue of $455.86 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $410.18 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.21 earnings per share. William Lyon Homes’s revenue for the quarter was up 22.1% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts predict that William Lyon Homes will post 1.79 earnings per share for the current year.

WLH has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Citigroup set a $15.00 price objective on shares of William Lyon Homes and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, February 15th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of William Lyon Homes from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 19th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of William Lyon Homes from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 10th.

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William Lyon Homes 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, Oregon, and Texas. It sells its homes primarily to entry-level, first-time move-up, and second-time move-up homebuyers.

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