PulteGroup Inc. [NYSE: PHM] jumped around 2.48 points on Friday, while shares priced at $52.62 at the close of the session, up 4.95%. The company report on March 9, 2021 that PulteGroup’s Built to Honor Program Surprises Purple Heart Recipient with Mortgage-Free Home in Maryland.
U.S. Army Sergeant Bryan Edwards received the surprise of a lifetime: he will be the recipient of a brand-new mortgage-free home through PulteGroup’s Built to Honor program. The surprise took place at Pulte Homes’ Watershed community in Laurel, Maryland, where Sgt. Edwards arrived for what he thought would be his final interview in the application process.
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PulteGroup Inc. stock is now 22.03% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. PHM Stock saw the intraday high of $52.67 and lowest of $50.14 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 51.01, which means current price is +31.81% above from all time high which was touched on 03/26/21.
Compared to the average trading volume of 3.06M shares, PHM reached a trading volume of 3432515 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
What do top market gurus 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 $57.54 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 2.20. 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.
Wolfe Research have made an estimate for PulteGroup Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Peer Perform, with their previous recommendation back on March 16, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on January 29, 2021, representing the official price target for PulteGroup Inc. stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for PulteGroup Inc. is set at 2.05, with the Price to Sales ratio for PHM stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.21. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.14, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 10.19. Price to Free Cash Flow for PHM in the course of the last twelve months was 8.35.
How has PHM stock performed recently?
PulteGroup Inc. [PHM] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 7.41. With this latest performance, PHM shares gained by 19.75% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 18.65% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 104.67% 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 65.03, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 69.66, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 62.15 for PulteGroup Inc. [PHM]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 47.10, while it was recorded at 49.68 for the last single week of trading, and 43.73 for the last 200 days.
PulteGroup Inc. [PHM]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and PulteGroup Inc. [PHM] shares currently have an operating margin of +15.99 and a Gross Margin at +24.99. PulteGroup Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +12.63.
Return on Total Capital for PHM is now 19.11, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 16.16. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 23.19, with Return on Assets sitting at 12.17. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, PulteGroup Inc. [PHM] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 49.55. Additionally, PHM Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 33.13, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 26.67. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 36.48, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 24.39.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, PulteGroup Inc. [PHM] managed to generate an average of $265,648 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 66.36 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.96.
Earnings analysis for PulteGroup Inc. [PHM]
With the latest financial reports released by the company, PulteGroup Inc. posted 0.74/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.7/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 5.70%. 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 13.80%.
Insider trade positions for PulteGroup Inc. [PHM]
There are presently around $12,165 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 28,719,475, which is approximately -1.249% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 23,740,708 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.25 billion in PHM stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $685.31 million in PHM stock with ownership of nearly -4.6% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in PulteGroup Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of January and at the time of the January reporting period, where 336 institutional holders increased their position in PulteGroup Inc. [NYSE:PHM] by around 21,245,540 shares. Additionally, 301 investors decreased positions by around 23,848,948 shares, while 85 investors held positions by with 186,093,737 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 231,188,225 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PHM stock had 105 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,172,923 shares, while 69 institutional investors sold positions of 3,832,247 shares during the same period.