3 Analysts rated KB Home (NYSE:KBH) as Strong Buy


KB Home (NYSE:KBH) has a 1 Year Target Estimate of $16.33. The stock traded with the volume of 2.73 Million in the last trading session. KB Home opened at $16.03 and closed by showing an increase of 1.06%. The Bid price in the last session was $16.20 x 14000 and the Ask price was $16.21 x 6400. (The ask price is what sellers are willing to take for it. If you are selling a stock, you are going to get the bid price, if you are buying a stock you are going to get the ask price. The difference (or spread) goes to the broker/specialist that handles the transaction).

KB Home has the Market Capitalization of 1.37 Billion. The Stock has its 52-week High of $16.76 and 52-Week Low of $9.04 and it touched its 52-week high on Jul 27, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Jan 20, 2016.

KB Home reported its last Earnings on Dec 20 AMC where the company reported Actual EPS of $0.42/Share whereas, the Analyst Estimated EPS was $0.39/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was $0.03/share. This represented an Earnings Surprise of 7.7%. The company will report its next earnings on Jan 5 – Jan 9 (Est.).

Some analyst provided their insight on Growth Estimates; KB Home has the Current Quarter Earnings Growth rate of 23.3%. The Next Quarter growth is expected to be 50%. In the past 5 years, the stock has earnings growth rate of 18.78% per annum while the Upcoming 5 year’s earnings growth rate is expected to be 17.97% per annum.

12 number of analysts also provided their insight on KB Home, where the Average Price Target for the stock is $16.33. They also projected Low Price Target as $12.5 while High Price Target is set at $22.

A number of analysts rated the stock as well: 3 analysts believe that the stock is a STRONG BUY while 1 reported it as Buy.11 analysts assigned a HOLD rating, 1 said it’s UNDERPERFORM and 0 say that this stock is a SELL.

KB Home annual Divided is 0.1 while it’s Dividend Yield is 0.62%. The stock has its Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 14.14 and Forward Price to Earnings ratio of 9.78. The company has its Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of 0.41 where Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 0.81, Price to Cash Per share (P/C) of 4.11 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) has a value of 15.87.

The company has its Return on Assets (ROA) of 2.2 Percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 6.7% and Return on Investment (ROI) displays a value of 2.4%.

The stock is currently trading at Distance from 20-Day simple moving Average of 7.48% whereas, Distance from 50-Day Simple moving average is 5.59 Percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 11.31 percent.

A look at performance overview of KB Home depicts that Performance (Week) is 5.12 percent while Performance Month is 12.92%. Quarterly performance shows a value of 2.38% and Half Year Performance value stands at 15.92%. Yearly performance of the stock has the value of 15.91 percent. KB Home has its YTD performance of 32.45 Percent. (YTD performance is the most important factor to consider; if YTD is negative, the stock is declining; if the YTD Performance value is Positive the stock is surging).

Insider Trades:

Many Insiders have done trades inside the company. The latest trade was made on 31 Oct 2016 where Chief Executive Officer Polk Michael B did a transaction type “Buy” in which 4000 shares were traded at a price of $47.82. Another insider trade includes President Tarchetti (Mark S) who also initiated a transaction in which 12436 shares were traded on 30 Oct 2016 as “Buy”. On 30 Oct 2016 Chief Executive Officer Polk Michael B traded 7500 shares as “Buy” at $49.68. Director Cowhig (Michael T) Buy 5353 shares on 28 Aug 2016 at the price of $31.2.

Upgrades/Downgrades Report:

The latest Upgrades/Downgrades was done by Research firm Wells Fargo on 29-Sep-16 who Initiated the stock  to Market Perform. Other firms have also Upgraded/Downgraded the stock. On 20-Sep-16, Wedbush took an action “Initiated”  to Outperform. On 19-Sep-16, the stock was Upgrade to Buy by Buckingham Research.