Two Stocks To Trade Now: Lennar Corporation (LEN), Highwoods Properties, Inc. (HIW)

The company has market cap of $14.24 billion. It opened the session with a $63.35 price tag, later ranging from $62.835 to $63.94, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day. About 312,728 shares traded.

Lennar (NYSE:LEN) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, October 3rd. It has outperformed by 3.21% the S&P500. Morgens Waterfall Vintiadis & Comm Inc reported 15,000 shares stake. The Heartland Advisors Inc holds 322,459 shares with $5.56 million value, down from 411,593 last quarter. The stock increased 1.64% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $18.55. The company had a trading volume of 3,727,600 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,454,520. It has outperformed by 12.19% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) to report $1.50 EPS on December, 18.They anticipate $0.16 EPS change or 11.94 % from last quarter's $1.34 EPS.

In an overview of the current analyst recommendations, Buy count is 3 and Overweight is 1 while the number of analysts recommending Sell and Underweight are 0 and 0, respectively. Therefore 38% are positive. The stock has a market capitalization of $14,816.67, a PE ratio of 16.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.28 and a beta of 1.35.

The rating of Lennar Corp (NYSE:LEN) was upgraded today by research analysts at MKM Partners to a "Buy" rating in a research report. On Tuesday, November 22 the stock rating was downgraded by Raymond James to "Mkt Perform". The rating was maintained by H.C. Wainwright on Friday, April 7 with "Buy". As per Monday, November 6, the company rating was upgraded by JMP Securities. As per Thursday, June 15, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The company now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $57.93. The rating was upgraded by Raymond James to "Outperform" on Tuesday, September 19. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Tuesday, September 19 by Mizuho. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $64.0 target. Its up 0.24, from 1.13 in 2017Q1. Paloma Mgmt stated it has 12,240 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. The option since executed brings Gerard ownership to 36152 shares. Greenhaven Associates Inc. now owns 5,059,049 shares of the construction company's stock worth $214,200,000 after buying an additional 261,877 shares during the period. Bluecrest Mgmt Limited owns 28,357 shares. Boston Private Wealth Limited Liability Company holds 87,795 shares. Etrade Capital Mngmt Ltd Liability owns 9,630 shares or 0.02% of their USA portfolio. Brandywine Glob Inv Ltd Liability reported 0% stake. Advsr Asset Inc owns 8,913 shares. Bb&T Securities Lc holds 103,468 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Two Sigma Ltd Limited Liability Company has invested 0.07% in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX). Vaughan Nelson Management Limited Partnership invested in 0.24% or 1.18M shares. During the same quarter past year, the business earned $1.01 EPS. LEN's profit will be $351.19M for 10.39 P/E if the $1.50 EPS becomes a reality. The construction company reported $1.06 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.01 by $0.05. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a "buy" rating and set a $64.00 price target on shares of Lennar in a report on Monday, September 25th. Therefore 63% are positive. The stock of Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, October 4 by M Partners. JP Morgan reinitiated Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) rating on Monday, March 14. The stock of Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) has "Neutral" rating given on Wednesday, March 30 by Credit Suisse. The firm has "Overweight" rating given on Friday, January 6 by Barclays Capital. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Wednesday, September 21 by Citigroup.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.2 in Q2 2017. Its up 0.43, from 0.83 in 2017Q1. 61 funds opened positions while 149 raised stakes.

Current value of outstanding shares stand at $14325.83 Millions. Lmm holds 1.54M shares or 3.34% of its portfolio. It increased, as 0 investors sold Alliqua BioMedical, Inc. shares while 7 reduced holdings. Utd Fincl Advisers Ltd Llc holds 0% in Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN) or 5,307 shares.

Prelude Ltd stated it has 0.02% in Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN). QS Investors LLC raised its stake in shares of Lennar by 1.0% in the second quarter. Da Davidson reported 0% of its portfolio in Alliqua BioMedical, Inc. Eagle Asset Management Incorporated stated it has 0.34% of its portfolio in Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN). Swiss National Bank, a Switzerland-based fund reported 22,057 shares. First Republic Invest Mngmt holds 0.01% or 23,092 shares. Bp Public Ltd, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 24,000 shares. First Mercantile Co accumulated 2,263 shares.

Tower Bridge Advisors decreased Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) stake by 225 shares to 21,997 valued at $2.84B in 2017Q2.

Several other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of LEN. Unilever Plc (NYSE:UL) was reduced too.

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