M.D.C. (NYSE:MDC) Coverage Initiated by Analysts at StockNews.com

StockNews.com initiated coverage on shares of M.D.C. (NYSE:MDCFree Report) in a report released on Wednesday. The brokerage issued a hold rating on the construction company’s stock.

MDC has been the topic of several other reports. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price objective on shares of M.D.C. from $41.50 to $39.50 and set an underweight rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, November 2nd. Evercore ISI downgraded shares of M.D.C. from an outperform rating to an in-line rating and boosted their price target for the stock from $57.00 to $63.00 in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. Finally, Raymond James dropped their price target on shares of M.D.C. from $60.00 to $55.00 and set an outperform rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, December 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have given a hold rating to the company. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of $52.13.

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M.D.C. Trading Down 0.2 %

M.D.C. stock opened at $62.22 on Wednesday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $55.14 and its 200-day moving average is $47.87. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50, a quick ratio of 3.92 and a current ratio of 9.76. M.D.C. has a 1 year low of $34.79 and a 1 year high of $63.00. The company has a market cap of $4.64 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.78 and a beta of 1.55.

M.D.C. (NYSE:MDCGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, January 30th. The construction company reported $1.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.50 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $1.31 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.29 billion. M.D.C. had a net margin of 8.64% and a return on equity of 12.32%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 11.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.08 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that M.D.C. will post 5.43 earnings per share for the current year.

M.D.C. Dividend Announcement

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 21st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 7th will be given a $0.55 dividend. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.54%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 6th. M.D.C.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 41.67%.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Forum Financial Management LP purchased a new position in M.D.C. during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $218,000. Envestnet Portfolio Solutions Inc. purchased a new position in M.D.C. during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $330,000. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its position in M.D.C. by 1.8% during the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 5,653,841 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $312,377,000 after purchasing an additional 98,369 shares in the last quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. lifted its stake in M.D.C. by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,520,024 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $83,981,000 after acquiring an additional 27,397 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Private Advisor Group LLC lifted its stake in M.D.C. by 29.3% in the fourth quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC now owns 8,743 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $483,000 after acquiring an additional 1,983 shares during the last quarter. 88.08% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

M.D.C. Company Profile

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M.DC Holdings, Inc, through its subsidiaries, engages in the homebuilding and financial service businesses. Its homebuilding operations include purchasing finished lots or developing lots for the construction and sale primarily of single-family detached homes to first-time and first-time move-up homebuyers under the Richmond American Homes name.

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