PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) Stake Lifted by Stephens Inc. AR

IFP Advisors Inc now owns 5,959 shares of the construction company's stock worth $140,000 after buying an additional 638 shares during the last quarter. Peloton Wealth Strategists raised its position in shares of PulteGroup by 4.7% in the 2nd quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 6,380 shares of the construction company's stock worth $150,000 after buying an additional 702 shares during the last quarter. Moreover, Paragon Cap Mgmt Ltd has 0.16% invested in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) by 7.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The company's P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 16.92 and Forward P/E ratio of 12.42. Current trade price levels places PHM's stock about -4.34% away from the 52-week high and closed 82.07% away from the 52-week low. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $22.92 and a 200 day moving average price of $21.40. (NYSE:PHM) news were published by: Globenewswire.com which released: "The Detroit Free Press Names Pultegroup's Michigan Division a victor of the ..." on November 07, 2017, also Benzinga.com published article titled: "AT&T, Goldman Sachs, Micron, PulteGroup: "Fast Money" Picks For December 5", Globenewswire.com published: "PulteGroup Awarded Bronze in 2017 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Awards for ..." on November 30, 2017. Note, this compares with a consensus analyst forecast of 0.84 in earnings per share for its next fiscal quarterly report. PulteGroup had a net margin of 7.77% and a return on equity of 14.38%. The business had revenue of $1.63 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.77 billion. While in the same Quarter Previous year, the Actual EPS was $0.83. PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM) average trading volume of 5,054,076 during the past month is 0.61% below its average volume over the past year, indicating that investors have been less active than usual in the stock in recent times.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 3rd.

The Piotroski score is a discrete score between 0-9 that reflects nine criteria used to determine the strength of a company's financial position. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 6th. This represents a $0.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.07%.

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Several brokerages have recently weighed in on PHM. Buckingham Research downgraded shares of PulteGroup from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $31.00 to $33.00 in a research report on Sunday, November 26th. Currently Analysts have a mean recommendation of 2.70 on the shares. KeyCorp reissued a "hold" rating on shares of PulteGroup in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st.

The stock is now showing YTD performance of 82.21 Percent. (NYSE:PHM) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, October 25 by Mizuho. A sudden increase in a stock's activity can be a sign that investors are trading in anticipation of a catalyst, or that investors feel very strongly in one way or the other about the future direction of a stock. Separately, Exec. Vice President-HR Ellinghausen James R Sell 136912 shares of the company at a price of $29.7 on 2017-10-27. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 294,369 shares in the company, valued at approximately $8,742,759.30. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider James R. Ellinghausen sold 67,490 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $23.45, for a total transaction of $117,250.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Shares are now up over the past year, outperforming the broad market by -100% and outperformed a peer group of similar companies by 70%. Insiders own 1.83% of the company's stock. STATE STREET CORP also announced decreased position in PulteGroup, Inc.

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