Why Gmt Capital Unloaded 34,300 Stock of William Lyon Homes (WLH)?; Last Week General Finance (GFN) Coverage

Among 3 analysts covering General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. General Finance Corporation had 4 analyst reports since September 9, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Perform” rating by Oppenheimer on Monday, September 21. On Tuesday, February 21 the stock rating was initiated by Singular Research with “Buy”. See General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN) latest ratings:

06/09/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Hold

Gmt Capital Corp, an insider of William Lyon Homes recently disclosed a transaction with the DC-based SEC. As shown in the public document, Gmt Capital Corp sold 34,300 shares of the public firm, priced at $29.2 per share. $1,002,589 USD was the transaction’s value. The SEC document’s date was January 30, 2018. And, It’s sure Gmt Capital Corp’s deal isn’t going to remain ignored as the insider currently is possessing 3.50 million shares – ( 10%+ of William Lyon Homes’s Market Cap ).

Analysts await William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.85 earnings per share, up 41.67% or $0.25 from last year’s $0.6 per share. WLH’s profit will be $32.27 million for 8.15 P/E if the $0.85 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.71 actual earnings per share reported by William Lyon Homes for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 19.72% EPS growth.

Among 5 analysts covering William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. William Lyon Homes has $35.0 highest and $20 lowest target. $29.75’s average target is 7.36% above currents $27.71 stock price. William Lyon Homes had 14 analyst reports since August 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Tuesday, February 21 by Wedbush. Citigroup downgraded William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) rating on Thursday, January 4. Citigroup has “Hold” rating and $35.0 target. The stock has “Neutral” rating by UBS on Wednesday, November 1. The stock has “Hold” rating by Wedbush on Wednesday, November 1. The stock of William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) earned “Hold” rating by Wedbush on Friday, December 29. Zacks upgraded the shares of WLH in report on Friday, September 4 to “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, January 17 by UBS. The stock of William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) has “Mkt Perform” rating given on Thursday, January 12 by JMP Securities. The rating was upgraded by Zacks on Saturday, August 29 to “Sell”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 17 by Zacks.

The stock decreased 1.39% or $0.39 during the last trading session, reaching $27.71. About 154,737 shares traded. William Lyon Homes (NYSE:WLH) has risen 65.59% since January 30, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 48.89% the S&P500.

William Lyon Homes, together with its subsidiaries, designs, constructs, markets, and sells single-family detached and attached homes. The company has market cap of $1.05 billion. It operates in six divisions: California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. It has a 17.99 P/E ratio. The firm sells its homes primarily to entry-level, and first-time and second-time move-up homebuyers under the Village Homes and Polygon Northwest Homes brands through in-house commissioned sales personnel and outside brokers.

The stock increased 0.48% or $0.033 during the last trading session, reaching $6.983. About 10,901 shares traded. General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN) has risen 16.47% since January 30, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.23% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.67 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.67, from 1 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 1 investors sold General Finance Corporation shares while 5 reduced holdings. 4 funds opened positions while 6 raised stakes. 5.11 million shares or 0.47% more from 5.08 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. First Wilshire Securities Inc holds 0.06% in General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN) or 45,291 shares. D E Shaw & Communication holds 0% or 100,000 shares. Geode Cap Mgmt Ltd Llc holds 0% or 13,475 shares in its portfolio. Renaissance Technology Limited Liability Company reported 73,100 shares stake. 62,459 are owned by Whittier Trust. Goldman Sachs Group Inc Inc holds 16,345 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Bridgeway owns 315,021 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Gagnon Secs Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 2.11 million shares. Caprock Gru Inc invested in 0.01% or 11,000 shares. Gagnon Limited Liability Company holds 7.13% in General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN) or 1.86M shares. Stifel has invested 0% in General Finance Corporation (NASDAQ:GFN). Bard invested in 176,400 shares or 0.41% of the stock. Vanguard stated it has 41,308 shares or 0% of all its holdings. M&T Bankshares invested in 0% or 25,000 shares. Bancorporation Of America De holds 5,068 shares or 0% of its portfolio.

Since August 28, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 sale for $18,739 activity. The insider GAGNON NEIL sold 3,945 shares worth $18,739.

General Finance Corporation, a specialty rental services company, provides portable storage, modular space, and liquid containment solutions in North America and the Asia-Pacific regions. The company has market cap of $185.95 million. The Company’s portable storage products include storage containers used in classroom equipment storage, construction equipment and tool storage, disaster shelters, landscaping sheds, recreational equipment storage, and retail inventory storage applications; and freight containers used in freight transportation by road and rail. It currently has negative earnings. The companyÂ’s modular space products comprise office container products, modular buildings, and mobile offices used in various applications, such as general administrative office space, military installations, workforce living accommodations, bank branches, classrooms/education, construction offices, daycare facilities, dormitories, healthcare facilities, rental facilities, retail space, and shelters.