Weekly Performance Analysis for PulteGroup Inc. (PHM)

PulteGroup Inc. (NYSE:PHM) saw a downside of -0.17% to close Monday at $47.25 after subtracting -$0.08 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,589,740 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $48.30 in the past week. An average of 2,401,990 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 2,261,792.

PHM’s 1-month performance is -1.42% or -$0.68 on its low of $45.58 reached on 10/01/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $39.92 and high of $63.90, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 05/10/21. YTD, PHM has achieved 9.58% or $4.13. However, the current price is down -26.06%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Apr 30, 165 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for PulteGroup Inc. (PHM). ANDERSON BRIAN P (Director) most recently sold 1,500 shares at $59.29 per share on Apr 30. This transaction cost the insider $88,935. Exec VP & Chief Operating Ofcr, Chadwick John J., sold 8,538 shares at a price of $46.32 on Feb 19.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 24.41 and a low of 4.847. PHM stock has a beta of 1.46. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.01 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.78, with the price to cash flow ratio at 10.16.

PulteGroup Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share. Its dividend yield is 1.19% and the payout ratio is 8.40%. PHM’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Oct. 5, when it paid $0.14 a share compared with prior rate of $0.14, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 3 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.02 reported on Thursday December 3 2020. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 38.89% yearly.

It is projected that PulteGroup Inc.’s next ex-dividend date will be on 17-Dec. PHM is expected to distribute $0.14 as its next dividend.

As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.29, while the total debt to equity was 0.34. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 26.20%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 16.59% while for the period ending June 29; PulteGroup Inc.’s operating margin was 16.70%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $1.73 billion against revenue of $11.04 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 22.79% to $3.36 billion, while revenue of $2.6 billion was 22.71% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected PHM to announce $1.74 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.72, representing a -1.10% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $657.74 million. PHM stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that, with total debt at $2.5 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $259.52 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at PulteGroup Inc. (PHM) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 11 October was 46.22% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 26.27%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $47.15, reflecting a +2.16% or $1.00 change from its current price. PHM is currently trading -2.13% above its 20-day SMA, -14.99% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -13.89% and +6.68% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 60.51% and 54.35% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.20. The RSI (14) points at 43.15%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 55.12% with the period’s ATR at 1.27. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.53 and 0.25 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for PulteGroup Inc. (NYSE: PHM), Goldman downgraded it to a Neutral rating. They previously had a Buy rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for PHM stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate PHM as a “sell,”, while 6 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 8 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is PHM’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $56.00 and a high of $89.00, with their median price target at $68.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for PulteGroup Inc. (PHM) stock is $68.64.


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