Lennar Corporation [LEN] moved down -2.18: Why It’s Important

Lennar Corporation [NYSE: LEN] slipped around -2.15 points on Wednesday, while shares priced at $96.35 at the close of the session, down -2.18%. The company report on May 10, 2021 that LMC Announces Launch of LMC Emblem Communities.

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New Housing Development Initiative to Increase Supply of Quality Options for Middle-Income Residents.

LMC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lennar Corporation and a leader in apartment development and management, announced the launch of LMC Emblem Communities, which will focus on the development of suburban apartment housing across the nation.

Lennar Corporation stock is now 26.39% up from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. LEN Stock saw the intraday high of $98.72 and lowest of $96.17 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 110.61, which means current price is +34.72% above from all time high which was touched on 05/10/21.

Compared to the average trading volume of 2.47M shares, LEN reached a trading volume of 2581670 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say 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 $109.50 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.

Wells Fargo have made an estimate for Lennar Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Equal Weight, with their previous recommendation back on April 16, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on March 16, 2021, representing the official price target for Lennar Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $93, while RBC Capital Mkts analysts kept a Sector Perform rating on LEN stock. On December 18, 2020, analysts increased their price target for LEN shares from 84 to 91.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Lennar Corporation is set at 2.76, with the Price to Sales ratio for LEN stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.26. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.58, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 8.41. Price to Free Cash Flow for LEN in the course of the last twelve months was 7.56.

How has LEN stock performed recently?

Lennar Corporation [LEN] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.40. With this latest performance, LEN shares dropped by -9.05% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 27.01% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 60.02% 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 42.63, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 39.81, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 45.46 for Lennar Corporation [LEN]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 101.34, while it was recorded at 98.32 for the last single week of trading, and 85.48 for the last 200 days.

Lennar Corporation [LEN]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Lennar Corporation [LEN] shares currently have an operating margin of +13.87 and a Gross Margin at +23.02. Lennar Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +10.85.

Return on Total Capital for LEN is now 12.16, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 10.20. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 14.36, with Return on Assets sitting at 8.22. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Lennar Corporation [LEN] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 41.93. Additionally, LEN Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 29.54, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 25.20. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 33.59, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 23.67.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Lennar Corporation [LEN] managed to generate an average of $256,624 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 24.35 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.76.

Earnings analysis for Lennar Corporation [LEN]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Lennar Corporation posted 1.65/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.18/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 39.80%. 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 10.70%.

Insider trade positions for Lennar Corporation [LEN]

There are presently around $25,000 million, or 95.60% of LEN stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of LEN stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 28,718,411, which is approximately 0.416% of the company’s market cap and around 1.60% of the total institutional ownership; FMR LLC, holding 24,649,712 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.38 billion in LEN stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $2.23 billion in LEN stock with ownership of nearly 6.788% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Lennar Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of June and at the time of the June reporting period, where 370 institutional holders increased their position in Lennar Corporation [NYSE:LEN] by around 23,656,317 shares. Additionally, 346 investors decreased positions by around 21,436,874 shares, while 88 investors held positions by with 214,377,661 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 259,470,852 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. LEN stock had 118 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,926,564 shares, while 84 institutional investors sold positions of 4,296,112 shares during the same period.

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