Analysts at RBC Capital Reconfirmed their Hold rating for KB Home (KBH) with $31.0 Target Price; Limoneira Company (LMNR) Shorts Increased By 2.23%

November 15, 2017 - By Kurt Siggers

Among 25 analysts covering KB Home (NYSE:KBH), 0 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 19 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. KB Home has $28.0 highest and $11 lowest target. $19.47’s average target is -32.04% below currents $28.65 stock price. KB Home had 58 analyst reports since September 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Wells Fargo initiated the stock with “Market Perform” rating in Thursday, September 29 report. Citigroup maintained KB Home (NYSE:KBH) on Tuesday, March 29 with “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, March 28 by Wood. RBC Capital Markets maintained KB Home (NYSE:KBH) rating on Friday, March 24. RBC Capital Markets has “Sector Perform” rating and $21 target. The firm has “Sell” rating by Zacks given on Friday, September 4. Buckingham Research downgraded the shares of KBH in report on Tuesday, February 28 to “Neutral” rating. Wedbush downgraded the shares of KBH in report on Thursday, October 19 to “Neutral” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, August 18 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock of KB Home (NYSE:KBH) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, June 27 by M Partners. On Tuesday, July 11 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Sell”.

Limoneira Company (NASDAQ:LMNR) had an increase of 2.23% in short interest. LMNR’s SI was 242,700 shares in November as released by FINRA. Its up 2.23% from 237,400 shares previously. With 22,000 avg volume, 11 days are for Limoneira Company (NASDAQ:LMNR)’s short sellers to cover LMNR’s short positions. The SI to Limoneira Company’s float is 2.05%. The stock decreased 0.09% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $22.49. About shares traded. Limoneira Company (NASDAQ:LMNR) has risen 20.88% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.18% the S&P500.

Analysts await KB Home (NYSE:KBH) to report earnings on January, 10. They expect $0.76 earnings per share, up 90.00% or $0.36 from last year’s $0.4 per share. KBH’s profit will be $65.79M for 9.42 P/E if the $0.76 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.51 actual earnings per share reported by KB Home for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 49.02% EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.77% or $0.22 during the last trading session, reaching $28.65. About shares traded. KB Home (NYSE:KBH) has risen 69.35% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 52.65% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.55 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.60, from 0.95 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 21 investors sold KB Home shares while 55 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 75 raised stakes. 83.63 million shares or 0.19% more from 83.47 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Moreover, Comerica National Bank & Trust has 0.01% invested in KB Home (NYSE:KBH) for 64,359 shares. Ing Groep Nv reported 0% of its portfolio in KB Home (NYSE:KBH). 4.96M were reported by Aqr Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Co. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department owns 50,000 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Retirement Systems Of Alabama holds 107,123 shares. Benjamin F Edwards Inc, a Missouri-based fund reported 8,186 shares. Matarin Cap Mngmt Lc stated it has 418,542 shares. Capstone Investment Advisors Ltd Liability Corp reported 20,000 shares stake. Gabelli Funds Llc invested 0.03% in KB Home (NYSE:KBH). Sit Inv Associates has 50 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Us Fincl Bank De invested in 0% or 2,319 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement Systems owns 174,549 shares. Braun Stacey Assoc Inc has 880,355 shares. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky owns 20,830 shares. Donald Smith Com holds 3.88% of its portfolio in KB Home (NYSE:KBH) for 6.64M shares.

KB HOME is a homebuilding company. The Firm 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. The company has market cap of $2.48 billion. It operates through five divisions, which consist of four homebuilding divisions and one financial services segment. It has a 20.65 P/E ratio. The Company’s homebuilding divisions include West Coast, Southwest, Central and Southeast.

Investors sentiment increased to 2.21 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.86, from 1.35 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 3 investors sold Limoneira Company shares while 11 reduced holdings. 10 funds opened positions while 21 raised stakes. 3.24 million shares or 6.35% more from 3.04 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 13,726 were reported by Deutsche National Bank Ag. Toronto Dominion Savings Bank has invested 0% of its portfolio in Limoneira Company (NASDAQ:LMNR). Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa accumulated 1,184 shares. Manufacturers Life Communication The reported 0% in Limoneira Company (NASDAQ:LMNR). State Bank Of New York Mellon Corp accumulated 82,421 shares or 0% of the stock. First Wilshire Securities has invested 0.95% of its portfolio in Limoneira Company (NASDAQ:LMNR). First Interstate Bancorporation has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Limoneira Company (NASDAQ:LMNR). Renaissance Techs Ltd Liability Company invested in 0% or 84,600 shares. Vanguard Gru reported 0% of its portfolio in Limoneira Company (NASDAQ:LMNR). Schwab Charles Inv Mgmt Incorporated holds 0% or 40,677 shares in its portfolio. Dimensional Fund Advsr Limited Partnership reported 0% of its portfolio in Limoneira Company (NASDAQ:LMNR). Massachusetts-based State Street Corp has invested 0% in Limoneira Company (NASDAQ:LMNR). 13,838 were accumulated by Rhumbline Advisers. Morgan Stanley holds 68,853 shares. Ameritas Prns invested in 753 shares or 0% of the stock.

Limoneira Company is engaged in agribusiness and real estate development. The company has market cap of $323.97 million. The Company’s activities consist of fruit production, sales and marketing, rental operations, real estate development and capital investment activities. It has a 39.19 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include lemon operations, other agribusiness, rental activities and real estate development.

Among 4 analysts covering Limoneira (NASDAQ:LMNR), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Limoneira had 5 analyst reports since September 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, September 10 by Roth Capital. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, June 7 by Roth Capital. Buckingham Research initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, October 19 report. Lake Street maintained it with “Buy” rating and $26 target in Wednesday, January 11 report. TH Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, September 10 report.

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