PulteGroup, Inc. (PHM) Reaches $24.58 After 3.00% Up Move, Weatherbie Capital Has Upped Diplomat Pharmacy Com (DPLO) Stake

June 20, 2017 - By Clifton Ray

The stock of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) is a huge mover today! About 750,745 shares traded. PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) has risen 30.02% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.32% the S&P500.The move comes after 9 months positive chart setup for the $7.80 billion company. It was reported on Jun, 20 by Barchart.com. We have $25.32 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:PHM worth $234.00 million more.

Weatherbie Capital Llc increased Diplomat Pharmacy Inc Com (DPLO) stake by 400.56% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Weatherbie Capital Llc acquired 434,838 shares as Diplomat Pharmacy Inc Com (DPLO)’s stock rose 20.96%. The Weatherbie Capital Llc holds 543,395 shares with $6.85M value, up from 108,557 last quarter. Diplomat Pharmacy Inc Com now has $1.28B valuation. The stock rose 0.32% or $0.06 reaching $18.58 per share. About 10,699 shares traded. Diplomat Pharmacy Inc (NYSE:DPLO) has declined 40.48% since June 20, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 57.18% the S&P500.

Among 15 analysts covering PulteGroup (NYSE:PHM), 6 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 40% are positive. PulteGroup had 34 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Bank of America downgraded it to “Underperform” rating and $18 target in Wednesday, March 16 report. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, April 5 by JP Morgan. The company was initiated on Thursday, September 29 by Wells Fargo. Wedbush initiated the shares of PHM in report on Tuesday, September 20 with “Underperform” rating. The company was upgraded on Friday, September 11 by JP Morgan. Morgan Stanley downgraded PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) rating on Tuesday, October 13. Morgan Stanley has “Underweight” rating and $18 target. JP Morgan upgraded the shares of PHM in report on Friday, July 22 to “Overweight” rating. FBR Capital upgraded the shares of PHM in report on Tuesday, February 14 to “Outperform” rating. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Friday, October 23 with “Mkt Perform”. Raymond James upgraded the shares of PHM in report on Friday, January 8 to “Outperform” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.79 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.09, from 0.88 in 2016Q3. It dropped, as 47 investors sold PulteGroup, Inc. shares while 154 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 102 raised stakes. 267.47 million shares or 4.04% less from 278.72 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Goelzer Mngmt Inc, a Indiana-based fund reported 428,270 shares. Moreover, American Century Cos Inc has 0.11% invested in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM). Ibm Retirement Fund reported 27,384 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Credit Agricole S A reported 328,345 shares. Ray Gerald L And Assocs Limited holds 0.05% in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) or 16,981 shares. Capstone Advsr Limited Liability Corporation reported 83,106 shares. Eaton Vance Mngmt holds 0.01% of its portfolio in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) for 116,334 shares. Deutsche Fincl Bank Ag stated it has 2.90M shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System holds 0.02% of its portfolio in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) for 18,700 shares. Mufg Americas Corp, a New York-based fund reported 3,500 shares. Lmm Ltd Co owns 3.47 million shares. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund reported 32,890 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale accumulated 13,550 shares. Manufacturers Life The has 0.01% invested in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) for 330,002 shares. United Ser Automobile Association has invested 0.01% in PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM).

Analysts await PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) to report earnings on July, 20. They expect $0.45 earnings per share, up 21.62% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.37 per share. PHM’s profit will be $142.80M for 13.66 P/E if the $0.45 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.31 actual earnings per share reported by PulteGroup, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 45.16% EPS growth.

Since January 24, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 12 sales for $15.91 million activity. $7.09 million worth of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) shares were sold by DUGAS RICHARD J JR. On Monday, January 30 the insider Ellinghausen James R sold $1.00 million. 14,000 PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) shares with value of $324,520 were sold by ANDERSON BRIAN P. OSSOWSKI JAMES L also sold $117,250 worth of PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE:PHM) on Wednesday, April 5. Shares for $426,602 were sold by COOK STEVEN M on Friday, February 3. SMITH HARMON D sold $1.03 million worth of stock.

PulteGroup, Inc. is a homebuilder in the United States. The company has market cap of $7.80 billion. The Company’s divisions include Homebuilding and Financial Services. It has a 13.48 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.

Among 10 analysts covering Diplomat Pharmacy (NYSE:DPLO), 2 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 20% are positive. Diplomat Pharmacy had 18 analyst reports since August 4, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Wednesday, October 21. The rating was downgraded by Avondale on Thursday, November 3 to “Mkt Perform”. Mizuho maintained Diplomat Pharmacy Inc (NYSE:DPLO) rating on Wednesday, October 21. Mizuho has “Buy” rating and $44 target. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, October 14 by Bank of America. Raymond James downgraded the shares of DPLO in report on Thursday, November 3 to “Market Perform” rating. On Thursday, November 3 the stock rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Neutral”. Leerink Swann maintained Diplomat Pharmacy Inc (NYSE:DPLO) on Tuesday, August 4 with “Outperform” rating. Cowen & Co initiated the shares of DPLO in report on Friday, June 24 with “Market Perform” rating. The rating was maintained by Mizuho with “Neutral” on Wednesday, May 11. The stock of Diplomat Pharmacy Inc (NYSE:DPLO) has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, June 7 by Bank of America.

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