News coverage about NVR (NYSE:NVR) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NVR earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the construction company an impact score of 46.13574838847 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

NVR has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. UBS Group upped their target price on NVR from $3,450.00 to $3,750.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday. ValuEngine raised NVR from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised NVR from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $3,707.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Zelman & Associates raised NVR from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of NVR in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $3,186.75.

Shares of NVR (NYSE NVR) traded up $105.69 on Wednesday, hitting $3,646.69. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 28,321 shares, compared to its average volume of 30,415. NVR has a one year low of $1,662.30 and a one year high of $3,677.10. The firm has a market cap of $13,640.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.78, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.03 and a beta of 0.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.36, a quick ratio of 1.44 and a current ratio of 3.60.

NVR (NYSE:NVR) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, October 19th. The construction company reported $38.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $35.77 by $2.25. NVR had a return on equity of 38.23% and a net margin of 9.22%. The company had revenue of $1.67 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.71 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $28.46 EPS. NVR’s quarterly revenue was up 8.5% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that NVR will post 147.66 earnings per share for the current year.

NVR declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback plan on Tuesday, December 12th that allows the company to repurchase $300.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the construction company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

In other news, Director William A. Moran sold 4,949 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $3,261.99, for a total value of $16,143,588.51. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 26,085 shares in the company, valued at approximately $85,089,009.15. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Timothy M. Donahue sold 326 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $3,266.87, for a total value of $1,064,999.62. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 844 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,757,238.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 11.30% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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NVR Company Profile

NVR, Inc is engaged in the construction and sale of single-family detached homes, townhomes and condominium buildings. The Company’s segments are Homebuilding Mid Atlantic, Homebuilding North East, Homebuilding Mid East, Homebuilding South East and Mortgage Banking. Its Homebuilding Mid Atlantic segment operates in various geographic regions, which include Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware and Washington, District of Columbia (DC).

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