Lennar Corporation [LEN] stock Initiated by Atlantic Equities analyst, price target now $93

Lennar Corporation [NYSE: LEN] gained 2.57% on the last trading session, reaching $74.37 price per share at the time. The company report on November 3, 2020 that Lennar’s Board of Directors Elects Officers to New Executive Positions.

Lennar Corporation (NYSE: LEN and LEN.B), one of the nation’s leading homebuilders, today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Jon Jaffe as Co-Chief Executive Officer and Co-President of Lennar, titles he will now share with Rick Beckwitt.

Stuart Miller, Executive Chairman of Lennar, said, “Today I am very pleased to recognize the extraordinary contribution that Jon Jaffe has made to Lennar’s leadership position in the homebuilding industry. I have noted repeatedly that Jon and Rick have operated consistently as partners in the oversight of our homebuilding platform. Today we proudly recognize and formalize that partnership.”.

Lennar Corporation represents 308.89 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $23.15 billion with the latest information. LEN stock price has been found in the range of $72.43 to $74.83.

If compared to the average trading volume of 2.61M shares, LEN reached a trading volume of 2538152 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Lennar Corporation [LEN]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for LEN shares is $87.94 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on LEN stock is a recommendation set at 2.20. 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.

Atlantic Equities have made an estimate for Lennar Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on November 02, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Susquehanna raised their target price from $77 to $94. The new note on the price target was released on September 17, 2020, representing the official price target for Lennar Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $78 to $89, while RBC Capital Mkts kept a Outperform rating on LEN stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Lennar Corporation is set at 2.86, with the Price to Sales ratio for LEN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.02. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.34, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 7.10. Price to Free Cash Flow for LEN in the course of the last twelve months was 5.95.

Trading performance analysis for LEN stock

Lennar Corporation [LEN] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.57. With this latest performance, LEN shares dropped by -10.41% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 45.62% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 25.39% 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 LEN stock in for the last two-week period is set at 43.91, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 42.66, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 44.99 for Lennar Corporation [LEN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 78.31, while it was recorded at 72.21 for the last single week of trading, and 63.87 for the last 200 days.

Lennar Corporation [LEN]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Lennar Corporation [LEN] shares currently have an operating margin of +11.27 and a Gross Margin at +20.28. Lennar Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +8.24.

Return on Total Capital for LEN is now 9.95, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 7.99. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 12.01, with Return on Assets sitting at 6.33. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Lennar Corporation [LEN] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 60.02. Additionally, LEN Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 37.51, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 32.61. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 48.76, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 30.47.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Lennar Corporation [LEN] managed to generate an average of $181,368 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 22.84 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.77.

Lennar Corporation [LEN]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Lennar Corporation posted 2.13/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.9/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 12.10%. 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 LEN. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Lennar Corporation go to 11.40%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Lennar Corporation [LEN]

There are presently around $19,135 million, or 95.50% of LEN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of LEN stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 30,098,309, which is approximately -5.036% of the company’s market cap and around 0.80% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 23,596,500 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.75 billion in LEN stocks shares; and FMR LLC, currently with $1.43 billion in LEN stock with ownership of nearly 73.044% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Lennar Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of September and at the time of the September reporting period, where 315 institutional holders increased their position in Lennar Corporation [NYSE:LEN] by around 25,672,278 shares. Additionally, 304 investors decreased positions by around 26,973,497 shares, while 76 investors held positions by with 204,647,030 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 257,292,805 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LEN stock had 126 new institutional investments in for a total of 4,063,654 shares, while 71 institutional investors sold positions of 1,462,703 shares during the same period.

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