Analyst Ratings for KB Home (KBH)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Hold has been given to KB Home (NYSE:KBH) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, KBH was issued an average rating of Hold.

Of the 21 analysts covering the stock, 1 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 15 issued a hold rating, 2 gave an underweight rating, and 3 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 1.

KBH was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 26, implying a possible profit of 12.36 percent. The minimum price target given was 16, which equates to a potential downside of -30.86 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 2.22 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 1.09 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 6.28 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 6.27 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 9 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

KBH has an estimated earnings growth rate of 30.4 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. KBH has a PEG ratio of 0.59.

In the trailing 52-weeks, KBH hit 24.37 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 14.06. Today's price is 64.58 percent above the 52-week low, and 5.05 percent below the high. KBH has a P/E ratio of 17.8. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The KBH value stock report compares KBH to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of KBH is $1.98 billion. KBH's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.