Buckingham Gives PulteGroup (PHM) $33.0 Target; Hecla Mining Company (HL) Shorts Raised By 11.75%

November 14, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) had an increase of 11.75% in short interest. HL’s SI was 14.91M shares in November as released by FINRA. Its up 11.75% from 13.34 million shares previously. With 3.42M avg volume, 4 days are for Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL)’s short sellers to cover HL’s short positions. The SI to Hecla Mining Company’s float is 3.8%. About 3.50 million shares traded. Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) has risen 41.69% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 24.99% the S&P500.

Among 20 analysts covering PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM), 7 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 35% are positive. PulteGroup has $38 highest and $15 lowest target. $25.42’s average target is -19.99% below currents $31.77 stock price. PulteGroup had 55 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 27 by Bank of America. The stock of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, July 11. The stock has “Underperform” rating by Mizuho on Monday, July 10. The stock of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, October 31 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The stock of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, July 26 by Citigroup. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, December 22 by Sterne Agee CRT. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, July 22. Barclays Capital initiated it with “Overweight” rating and $21 target in Friday, January 6 report. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Friday, July 22 by JP Morgan. On Friday, October 20 the stock rating was downgraded by Citigroup to “Sell”.

About 2.39M shares traded. PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) has risen 30.02% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.32% the S&P500.

PulteGroup, Inc. is a homebuilder in the United States. The company has market cap of $9.34 billion. The Company’s divisions include Homebuilding and Financial Services. It has a 15.61 P/E ratio. The Company’s Homebuilding activities are engaged in the acquisition and development of land primarily for residential purposes within the United States and the construction of housing on such land.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.31, from 1.22 in 2017Q1. It is negative, as 35 investors sold PulteGroup, Inc. shares while 170 reduced holdings. 56 funds opened positions while 130 raised stakes. 249.89 million shares or 6.67% less from 267.74 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Employees Retirement Of Texas holds 0% of its portfolio in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) for 8,000 shares. Utah Retirement System reported 53,282 shares. Thompson Davis reported 417 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Stevens Mngmt Lp has 0.27% invested in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM). Nomura Asset Management Ltd stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM). First Personal Financial Svcs invested in 0% or 524 shares. Bluemountain Cap Management Ltd Liability Com, a New York-based fund reported 105,511 shares. Gam Ag reported 0.04% of its portfolio in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM). Wealthtrust invested in 1,362 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Advantus Cap Mgmt accumulated 28,593 shares or 0.02% of the stock. 1.03 million were reported by Sumitomo Mitsui. Guardian Capital Ltd Partnership holds 318,673 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. Cipher L P owns 57,323 shares. Cim Inv Mangement Inc has invested 0.24% of its portfolio in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM). Premier Asset Management Limited Company holds 426,035 shares or 2.41% of its portfolio.

Analysts await PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) to report earnings on January, 25. They expect $0.84 earnings per share, up 25.37% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.67 per share. PHM’s profit will be $246.95M for 9.46 P/E if the $0.84 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.60 actual earnings per share reported by PulteGroup, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 40.00% EPS growth.

Since June 6, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $324,520 activity. 14,000 PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) shares with value of $324,520 were sold by ANDERSON BRIAN P.

Among 13 analysts covering Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Hecla Mining Company had 43 analyst reports since August 13, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $600 target in Wednesday, July 5 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, June 28 by BMO Capital Markets. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, March 23. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, August 29 by H.C. Wainwright. The stock of Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) earned “Buy” rating by H.C. Wainwright on Friday, October 13. Roth Capital maintained the shares of HL in report on Wednesday, October 21 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) earned “Sector Outperform” rating by IBC on Wednesday, September 30. BMO Capital Markets maintained Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) rating on Monday, September 18. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $6.0 target. Canaccord Genuity maintained the shares of HL in report on Thursday, October 5 with “Hold” rating. FBR Capital initiated Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) on Friday, September 18 with “Mkt Perform” rating.

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