Media coverage about LGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. LGI Homes earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.4745471432203 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of LGI Homes (LGIH) opened at $71.20 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,540.00, a P/E ratio of 16.52, a PEG ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 0.27. LGI Homes has a 52 week low of $26.82 and a 52 week high of $79.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.04, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a current ratio of 8.91.

LGI Homes (NASDAQ:LGIH) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 7th. The financial services provider reported $1.40 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.30 by $0.10. The firm had revenue of $365.90 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $355.81 million. LGI Homes had a return on equity of 25.51% and a net margin of 9.26%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 69.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.86 earnings per share. sell-side analysts forecast that LGI Homes will post 4.63 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on LGIH shares. ValuEngine raised LGI Homes from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, December 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised LGI Homes from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $91.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. TheStreet raised LGI Homes from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Monday, November 13th. JMP Securities increased their price objective on LGI Homes from $62.00 to $68.00 and gave the company a “market outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Wedbush reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $60.00 price objective (up previously from $55.00) on shares of LGI Homes in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $59.33.

In related news, CEO Eric Thomas Lipar sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, January 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.03, for a total transaction of $1,800,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 491,233 shares in the company, valued at $35,383,512.99. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Michael Larry Snider sold 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $62.75, for a total value of $1,255,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 68,101 shares of company stock valued at $4,517,581. 13.60% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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LGI Homes Company Profile

LGI Homes, Inc is a homebuilder and land developer. The Company is engaged in the design, construction, marketing and sale of new homes in markets in Texas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, New Mexico, South Carolina, North Carolina, Colorado, Washington and Tennessee. The Company operates through five segments: the Texas division, the Southwest division, the Southeast division, the Florida division and the Northwest division.

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