Analyzing KB Home (KBH) By Technical Indicators

As of Friday close, KB Home’s (NYSE:KBH) stock was up $0.57, moving up 1.74 percent to $33.33. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,597,840 shares. 2 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $0.12 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,224,115, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,563,160.

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Since last month, KBH stock rose 0.48%. Shares of the company fell to $30.55 on 05/12/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $50.20 was reached on 01/14/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $30.13. Since the beginning of this year, KBH’s stock price has dropped by -25.49% or -$11.40, and marked a new high 3 times. However, the stock has declined by -33.61% since its 52-week high.

KB Home (KBH) last reported insider trading activity 183 days ago on Nov 12. MEZGER JEFFREY T, the President and CEO of the company, disposed of 79,718 shares for $42.28 on Nov 12. It resulted in a $3,370,477 divestment by the insider. MEZGER JEFFREY T sold 121,408 shares at an average price of $41.90 on Nov 11. The insider now owns 1,097,611 shares following the transaction. On Nov 10, EVP and General Counsel Woram Brian J sold 39,370 shares at $41.56 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,636,217.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, KB Home (KBH) has a P/E ratio of about 5.15. The stock’s beta is 1.59. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.51, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.94.

The latest dividend of $0.15 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.15. On Monday October 12 2020, a $0.06 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending February 27 was 0.62, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.62. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 41.50% percent. In the year ended February 27, operating margins totaled 12.20%. Based on annual data, KBH earned $1.26 billion in gross profit and brought in $5.72 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 11.50%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 20.20%.

In KB Home’s quarter-end financial report for February 27, it reported total debt of $1.93 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. KBH’s revenue rose 18.38% to $1.68 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $1.4 billion. While analysts expected KB Home to report $1.56 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.47 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -5.80%. During the quarter, the company generated $182.37 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of KB Home were 3.05 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended February 27, and its total debt was $1.96 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $88.62 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at KB Home’s (KBH) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 66.21%, the RSI 9-day stood at 50.90% on 13 May.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current KB Home price is up by +0.36% percent or $0.12. At present, KBH shares trade +0.39% above its 20-day simple moving average and -17.87% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -14.67% below its SMA50 and -21.65% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 31.98% and Stochastic coefficient D was 28.50%, while ATR was 1.80. Given the Stochastic reading of 52.57% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 49.50%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.02, while the 14-day reading stands at -0.92.

Analyst Ratings

KB Home downgraded its rating on KB Home (NYSE: KBH) to an Underperform in a note to investors on May 13, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Peer perform rating on the stock.KB Home (KBH) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 2 brokerage firms , KBH is a sell, and 3 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 2 analysts rate KB Home stock as buy, with 11 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $45.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $28.00 – $73.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict KB Home (KBH) will achieve an average price target of $48.27.


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