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How to buy Hovnanian Enterprises stock | $36.15

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Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc is a residential construction business based in the US. Hovnanian Enterprises shares (HOV) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Hovnanian Enterprises employs 1,697 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.3 billion.

How to buy shares in Hovnanian Enterprises

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Hovnanian Enterprises. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: HOV. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Hovnanian Enterprises reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$36.15, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Hovnanian Enterprises, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Hovnanian Enterprises. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Hovnanian Enterprises share price

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Hovnanian Enterprises shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$36.15
52-week rangeUSD$5.12 - USD$42.47
50-day moving average USD$37.5524
200-day moving average USD$30.8858
Wall St. target priceUSD$27
PE ratio 5.1451
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$7.03

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Is it a good time to buy Hovnanian Enterprises stock?

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Hovnanian Enterprises price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $36.15 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-15) 5.18%
1 month (2020-12-23) 1.57%
3 months (2020-10-23) 10.55%
6 months (2020-07-23) 61.60%
1 year (2020-01-23) 15.61%
2 years (2019-01-23) 5,925.00%
3 years (2018-01-23) 1,301.16%
5 years (2016-01-22) 2,262.75%

Is Hovnanian Enterprises under- or over-valued?

Valuing Hovnanian Enterprises stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Hovnanian Enterprises's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Hovnanian Enterprises's P/E ratio

Hovnanian Enterprises's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Hovnanian Enterprises shares trade at around 5x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Hovnanian Enterprises's PEG ratio

Hovnanian Enterprises's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.22. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Hovnanian Enterprises's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Hovnanian Enterprises's EBITDA

Hovnanian Enterprises's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$143.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Hovnanian Enterprises's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Hovnanian Enterprises financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.89%
Gross profit TTM USD$381 million
Return on assets TTM 4.66%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 2.17%
Book value $-105.79
Market capitalisation USD$222.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Hovnanian Enterprises shares

There are currently 562,562 Hovnanian Enterprises shares held short by investors – that's known as Hovnanian Enterprises's "short interest". This figure is 15.8% down from 668,170 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Hovnanian Enterprises shares can be evaluated.

Hovnanian Enterprises's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Hovnanian Enterprises's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Hovnanian Enterprises shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Hovnanian Enterprises shares traded daily (recently around 137882.84313725). Hovnanian Enterprises's SIR currently stands at 4.08. In other words for every 100,000 Hovnanian Enterprises shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4080 shares are currently held short.

However Hovnanian Enterprises's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Hovnanian Enterprises shares, or, against the total number of tradable Hovnanian Enterprises shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Hovnanian Enterprises's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Hovnanian Enterprises shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.1118% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Hovnanian Enterprises shares, roughly 112 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Hovnanian Enterprises.

Find out more about how you can short Hovnanian Enterprises stock.

Hovnanian Enterprises share dividends

We're not expecting Hovnanian Enterprises to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Hovnanian Enterprises's shares ever split?

Hovnanian Enterprises's shares were split on a 1:25 basis on 29 March 2019. So if you had owned 25 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Hovnanian Enterprises shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 2400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Hovnanian Enterprises shares which in turn could have impacted Hovnanian Enterprises's share price.

Hovnanian Enterprises share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Hovnanian Enterprises's shares have ranged in value from as little as $5.12 up to $42.47. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Hovnanian Enterprises's is 2.6451. This would suggest that Hovnanian Enterprises's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Hovnanian Enterprises overview

Hovnanian Enterprises, Inc. engages in the design, construction, marketing, and sale of residential homes in the United States. It offers single-family detached homes, attached townhomes and condominiums, urban infill, and active lifestyle homes with amenities, such as club houses, swimming pools, tennis courts, tot lots, and open areas. The company markets and builds homes for first-time buyers, first-time and second-time move-up buyers, luxury buyers, active lifestyle buyers, and empty nesters. It also provides mortgage loans and title insurance services. The company was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Matawan, New Jersey.

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