PulteGroup Inc. [PHM] stock Upgrade by Raymond James analyst, price target now $60

PulteGroup Inc. [NYSE: PHM] surged by $3.17 during the normal trading session on Wednesday and reaching a high of $47.14 during the day while it closed the day at $46.32. The company report on October 22, 2020 that PulteGroup Reports Third Quarter 2020 Financial Results.

Net Income of $1.54 Per Share.

Adjusted Net Income Increased 33% to $1.34 Per Share.

PulteGroup Inc. stock has also gained 10.44% of its value over the past 7 days. However, PHM stock has inclined by 3.58% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 64.37% and gained 19.38% year-on date.

The market cap for PHM stock reached $12.62 billion, with 268.36 million shares outstanding and 259.11 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.61M shares, PHM reached a trading volume of 4165137 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about 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 $52.21 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 2.40. 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.

Raymond James have made an estimate for PulteGroup Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Strong Buy, with their previous recommendation back on October 26, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on October 23, 2020, representing the official price target for PulteGroup Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $52 to $53, while RBC Capital Mkts kept a Outperform rating on PHM stock. On July 27, 2020, analysts increased their price target for PHM shares from 40 to 49.

The Average True Range (ATR) for PulteGroup Inc. is set at 1.87, with the Price to Sales ratio for PHM stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.16. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.99, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 7.59. Price to Free Cash Flow for PHM in the course of the last twelve months was 9.89.

PHM stock trade performance evaluation

PulteGroup Inc. [PHM] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 10.44. With this latest performance, PHM shares dropped by -0.64% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 64.37% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 21.00% 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 56.27, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 60.79, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.93 for PulteGroup Inc. [PHM]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 45.38, while it was recorded at 42.76 for the last single week of trading, and 37.99 for the last 200 days.

PulteGroup Inc. [PHM]: An insightful look at the core 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.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for PulteGroup Inc. [PHM] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, PulteGroup Inc. posted 1.22/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.09/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 11.90%. 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 14.90%.

PulteGroup Inc. [PHM]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $9,945 million, or 89.10% 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 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 22,177,293 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $956.95 million in PHM stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $560.62 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 October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 298 institutional holders increased their position in PulteGroup Inc. [NYSE:PHM] by around 32,528,730 shares. Additionally, 286 investors decreased positions by around 32,391,115 shares, while 65 investors held positions by with 165,562,567 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 230,482,412 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PHM stock had 96 new institutional investments in for a total of 7,562,590 shares, while 61 institutional investors sold positions of 3,510,161 shares during the same period.

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