Analysts See $0.47 EPS for KB Home (KBH); American Capital Management Lifted Its Nice (NICE) Holding




September 3, 2017 – By Nellie Frank




Analysts expect KB Home (NYSE:KBH) to report $0.47 EPS on September, 19.They anticipate $0.05 EPS change or 11.90% from last quarter’s $0.42 EPS. KBH’s profit would be $40.27M giving it 11.48 P/E if the $0.47 EPS is correct. After having $0.33 EPS previously, KB Home’s analysts see 42.42% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.89% or $0.19 on September 1, reaching $21.59. About shares traded. KB Home (NYSE:KBH) has risen 69.35% since September 3, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 52.65% the S&P500.

American Capital Management Inc increased Nice (NICE) stake by 0.93% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. American Capital Management Inc acquired 4,815 shares as Nice (NICE)’s stock rose 7.66%. The American Capital Management Inc holds 523,459 shares with $35.99M value, up from 518,644 last quarter. Nice now has $4.67B valuation. The stock increased 0.45% or $0.35 on September 1, reaching $78.57. About 119,659 shares traded. Nice Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:NICE) has risen 16.65% since September 3, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.05% the S&P500.

Among 24 analysts covering KB Home (NYSE:KBH), 1 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 17 Hold. Therefore 4% are positive. KB Home had 46 analyst reports since September 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, June 27 report. The stock of KB Home (NYSE:KBH) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, January 8 by M Partners. FBN Securities downgraded the shares of KBH in report on Monday, April 18 to “Sector Perform” rating. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Tuesday, January 24 report. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, August 22 with “Hold”. Mizuho downgraded the stock to “Underperform” rating in Monday, July 10 report. Buckingham Research downgraded the shares of KBH in report on Tuesday, February 28 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Sell” rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, July 11. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Raymond James on Thursday, April 13. As per Monday, March 27, the company rating was downgraded by JMP Securities.

Since March 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $891,450 activity. 45,000 KB Home (NYSE:KBH) shares with value of $891,450 were sold by Norton Thomas F.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.55 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.60, from 0.95 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 28 investors sold KB Home shares while 58 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 70 raised stakes. 85.48 million shares or 6.97% more from 79.92 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Credit Suisse Ag holds 110,346 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Moreover, Blackrock Investment Management Limited Liability has 0.01% invested in KB Home (NYSE:KBH) for 583,248 shares. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado stated it has 21,099 shares. Blackrock Fund Advisors owns 0.02% invested in KB Home (NYSE:KBH) for 6.40 million shares. 53,600 are owned by Mizuho Secs Usa. Chicago Equity Ptnrs Ltd Liability Company holds 0.06% or 137,520 shares in its portfolio. 8,179 were accumulated by Creative Planning. Gp One Trading Limited Partnership owns 17,081 shares. Icon Advisers holds 0.04% or 35,000 shares in its portfolio. Dreman Value L L C accumulated 0% or 206 shares. Blair William And Il owns 18,750 shares. Whittier Co holds 0.01% or 10,761 shares in its portfolio. Int accumulated 0.01% or 206,071 shares. California Public Employees Retirement accumulated 264,100 shares. Mutual Of America Cap Management Lc holds 0.02% or 61,374 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 $1.85 billion. It operates through five divisions, which consist of four homebuilding divisions and one financial services segment. It has a 16.62 P/E ratio. The Company’s homebuilding divisions include West Coast, Southwest, Central and Southeast.

American Capital Management Inc decreased Meridian Bioscience (NASDAQ:VIVO) stake by 24,250 shares to 18,260 valued at $323,000 in 2016Q4. It also reduced Huron Consulting Grp (NASDAQ:HURN) stake by 13,200 shares and now owns 142,481 shares. Linear Tech (NASDAQ:LLTC) was reduced too.

Among 11 analysts covering NICE Systems (NASDAQ:NICE), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. NICE Systems had 16 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Nice Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:NICE) has “Overweight” rating given on Wednesday, June 29 by JP Morgan. The company was initiated on Wednesday, June 22 by Chardan Capital Markets. The stock of Nice Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:NICE) has “In-Line” rating given on Friday, January 13 by Imperial Capital. Oppenheimer maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 3 report. FBR Capital maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Thursday, July 30 report. RBC Capital Markets maintained Nice Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:NICE) on Friday, February 12 with “Sector Perform” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of NICE in report on Sunday, August 20 with “Hold” rating. The company was downgraded on Friday, May 27 by UBS. The stock has “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, August 4. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, August 26 by UBS.

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By Nellie Frank

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