Flipping is defined as the act of purchasing and selling a house within the same 12-month period. According to the report, the number of flips during the quarter dropped to 5.1% of all home sales, down from 6.7% during the second quarter of the year and from 5.5% during the third quarter of the year.
Before the pandemic, home flipping profits were declining due to shrinking home price gains. There was a surge in home sales in May due to the pent-up demand from early spring when home sales nearly stalled cold. More people wanted larger homes in suburbs for school and work due to the stay-at-home culture created by the pandemic.
As a result of record-low mortgage rates, many more people are coming into the market and have augmented the competition between the flippers. More than half (57%) of flippers use cash-only, but they cannot always outbid those with financing.
D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE:DHI) shares were trading up 3.22% at $73.47 at the time of writing on Thursday.
D.R. Horton Inc. (NYSE:DHI) share price went from a low point around $25.51 to briefly over $81.21 in past 52 weeks, though shares have since pulled back to $73.47. DHI market cap has remained high, hitting $26.79B at the time of writing, giving it price-to-sales ratio of more than 1.
If we look at the recent analyst rating DHI, UBS initiated coverage on DHI shares with a Buy rating and a $88.35 price target, which implies room for 14.88% upside momentum this year.
KB Home (KBH) last closed at $35.60, in a 52-week range of $9.82 to $42.20. KB Home recently declared that Jeff Ferguson has been named as its Dallas/Fort Worth division president. Analysts have a consensus price target of $43.63.
Lennar Corporation (LEN) stock soar by 7.62% to $79.95 after releasing results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended November 30, 2020. The most recent rating by UBS, on December 09, 2020, is at a Neutral.
Meritage Homes Corporation (NYSE:MTH) Shares headed rising, higher as much as 3.93% following the announcement from the company that it has donated $750,000 in 2020 to non-profits across the country. The most recent rating by JP Morgan, on October 08, 2020, is at a Neutral.
PulteGroup Inc. (NYSE:PHM) rose 5.36% after gaining more than $2.28 on Thursday. The company recently revealed Bob O’Shaughnessy, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, as the recipient of the 2020 CFO of the Year Award presented by CFO Roundtable of Atlanta.
Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (TMHC) last closed at $26.81, in a 52-week range of $6.39 to $28.47. The company on December 8,2020 declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a renewal of its stock repurchase program until December 31, 2021. Analysts have a consensus price target of $31.88.
Toll Brothers Inc. (TOL) stock soar by 1.74% to $46.12. The firm recently reported the closing of $160 million in construction financing through a newly formed joint venture between its Toll Brothers Apartment Living® rental subsidiary and GSLM Capital Partners. The most recent rating by UBS, on December 09, 2020, is at a Buy.
TRI Pointe Group Inc. (NYSE:TPH) Shares headed rising, higher as much as 4.51%. The most recent rating by B. Riley Securities, on October 23, 2020, is at a Buy.