PulteGroup Inc. [PHM] moved down -0.05: Why It’s Important

PulteGroup Inc. [NYSE: PHM] stock went on a downward path that fall over -0.05% on Tuesday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -3.14%. The company report on September 8, 2020 that Instead of “Home Away From Home,” Current Buyers Seeking “Work Away From Work”.

PulteGroup Survey shows home office, enhanced WiFi and easy to clean surfaces all rising trends due to COVID-19.

A recent national survey by PulteGroup (NYSE: PHM), one of America’s largest homebuilders, found that the vast majority of consumers preferred homes with dedicated office space and increased WiFi capabilities, among other considerations, as more Americans expect to be working from home in the years ahead.

Over the last 12 months, PHM stock rose by 24.25%. The one-year PulteGroup Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 5.64. The average equity rating for PHM stock is currently 2.60, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $11.85 billion, with 268.32 million shares outstanding and 259.20 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 3.25M shares, PHM stock reached a trading volume of 3018941 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on PulteGroup Inc. [PHM]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for PHM shares is $45.77 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on PHM stock is a recommendation set at 2.60. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Wells Fargo have made an estimate for PulteGroup Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on July 27, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on July 24, 2020, representing the official price target for PulteGroup Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for PulteGroup Inc. is set at 1.51, with the Price to Sales ratio for PHM stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.12. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.98, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 6.05. Price to Free Cash Flow for PHM in the course of the last twelve months was 8.53.

PHM Stock Performance Analysis:

PulteGroup Inc. [PHM] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -3.14. With this latest performance, PHM shares dropped by -2.42% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 8.98% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 24.25% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for PHM stock in for the last two-week period is set at 45.73, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 34.68, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.87 for PulteGroup Inc. [PHM]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 41.67, while it was recorded at 44.56 for the last single week of trading, and 36.84 for the last 200 days.

Insight into PulteGroup Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and PulteGroup Inc. [PHM] shares currently have an operating margin of +13.33 and a Gross Margin at +23.33. PulteGroup Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +9.85.

Return on Total Capital for PHM is now 16.17, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 12.47. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 19.59, with Return on Assets sitting at 9.64. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, PulteGroup Inc. [PHM] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 58.32. Additionally, PHM Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 36.84, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 29.70. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 51.99, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 32.84.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, PulteGroup Inc. [PHM] managed to generate an average of $191,864 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 62.57 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.98.


With the latest financial reports released by the company, PulteGroup Inc. posted 0.99/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.92/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 7.60%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for PHM. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for PulteGroup Inc. go to 2.00%.

PulteGroup Inc. [PHM] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $10,144 million, or 91.10% of PHM stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PHM stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 29,679,596, which is approximately -4.777% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 22,177,293 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $957.84 million in PHM stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $561.13 million in PHM stock with ownership of nearly 0.543% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in PulteGroup Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 288 institutional holders increased their position in PulteGroup Inc. [NYSE:PHM] by around 34,595,840 shares. Additionally, 311 investors decreased positions by around 33,475,533 shares, while 56 investors held positions by with 166,799,296 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 234,870,669 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PHM stock had 96 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,083,465 shares, while 71 institutional investors sold positions of 3,359,954 shares during the same period.

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