Stock In Spotlight: PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM)

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PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) closed its last session at $29.46. The stock traded within a range of $28.67 and $29.64. The company operates in the Consumer Cyclical sector with a market capitalization of 8.65 Million. Trading volume for PulteGroup, Inc. was 6.16 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) has an average volume of 4.97 Million.

Company Profile

PulteGroup, Inc. has grown into one of the largest and most successful homebuilding companies by delivering an outstanding home and buying experience. Through its brand portfolio that includes Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes, and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods, the company is one of the industry’s most versatile homebuilders able to meet the needs of multiple buyer groups and respond to changing consumer demand. The Company conducts extensive research to provide homebuyers with innovative solutions and consumer inspired homes and communities to make lives better. PulteGroup is the nation’s sole multi-brand homebuilding company capable of serving homeowners during all phases of life through three distinct brands, which include Centex for first-time homebuyers; Pulte Homes for consumers in the move-up market; and Del Webb for active adults age 55 and better. The Company also have mortgage banking operations, conducted principally through Pulte Mortgage LLC (Pulte Mortgage).

Analyst Views

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) received a Buy rating from 3 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 2 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) touched its 1-Year High price of $35.21 on 01/23/18 and its 1-Year Low price of $21.13 on 02/17/17.

EPS & Financials

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.88/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.85/Share by a difference of $0.03. This showed a surprise of 3.5% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 20 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.45/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.5/share and a low EPS of $0.34/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $1.84 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 1.93 Billion and 1.74 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BULLISH with HIGH volatility. PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) has a 20-Day average volume of 6.27 Million. According to today’s trading volume PulteGroup, Inc. is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing ABOVE Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BEARISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.2 Percent and Institutional ownership of 88.3 Percent. The return on assets stands at 4.5%, Return on Equity currently is 10.1% and the Return on Investment value is 5.9%.

PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) gross margin percentage stands at 21.7% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 11 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 5.2 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -8.22% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -11.02 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of 5.97 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -11.4 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 11%. The return on invested capital is at 5.9%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 16.69.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a +ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately 5.97%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -11.4% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.