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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for KBH. The most optimistic price target was 26, which equates to a potential upside of 12.36 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 16, implying potential capital losses of -30.86 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some 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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 6.28 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 6.27 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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.

The growth rate of KBH's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 30.4 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. KBH has a PEG ratio of 0.59.

KBH has traded between a high of 24.37 and a low of 14.06 over the past year. Today's price is 64.58 percent above the 52-week low, and 5.05 percent below the high. KBH has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.98 billion. KBH is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.