Shares of KB Home (NYSE:KBH) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the twenty ratings firms that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $20.38.

KBH has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Wedbush set a $22.00 target price on KB Home and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded KB Home from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, June 7th. Deutsche Bank AG lifted their target price on KB Home from $17.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 29th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of KB Home in a research note on Friday, March 24th. Finally, MKM Partners upgraded KB Home to a “hold” rating and lifted their target price for the stock from $20.00 to $24.00 in a research note on Tuesday, June 27th.

In other news, CFO Jeff Kaminski sold 163,017 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.40, for a total transaction of $3,814,597.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 178,251 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,171,073.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 8.60% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in KB Home by 19,999.6% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 10,064,270 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $200,078,000 after buying an additional 10,014,198 shares during the period. Donald Smith & CO. Inc. boosted its position in KB Home by 2.5% in the first quarter. Donald Smith & CO. Inc. now owns 6,930,463 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $137,778,000 after buying an additional 169,696 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in KB Home by 4.0% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 6,392,286 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $127,079,000 after buying an additional 244,007 shares during the period. State Street Corp boosted its position in KB Home by 1.7% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,582,322 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $51,341,000 after buying an additional 42,224 shares during the period. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in KB Home by 19.9% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 2,422,346 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $38,298,000 after buying an additional 402,390 shares during the period. 98.69% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

KB Home (KBH) opened at 23.64 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.02 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.21 and a beta of 1.63. KB Home has a one year low of $14.06 and a one year high of $24.37. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $21.73 and its 200-day moving average price is $19.01.

KB Home (NYSE:KBH) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, June 27th. The construction company reported $0.33 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by $0.07. KB Home had a return on equity of 7.11% and a net margin of 3.13%. The company had revenue of $1 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $929.85 million. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.17 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 23.7% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts expect that KB Home will post $1.71 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, August 17th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 3rd will be issued a dividend of $0.025 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 1st. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.42%. KB Home’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 7.69%.

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About KB Home

KB HOME is a homebuilding company. The Company is engaged in selling and building a range of new homes designed primarily for first-time, move-up and active adult homebuyers, including attached and detached single-family residential homes. It operates through five segments, which consist of four homebuilding segments and one financial services segment.

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