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How to buy KB Home stock | $46.81

Learn how to easily invest in KB Home stock.

KB Home
+$0.10 (+0.24%)

KB Home is a residential construction business based in the US. KB Home shares (KBH) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. KB Home employs 1,776 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

How to buy shares in KB Home

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – KBH – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

KB Home stock price (NYSE: KBH)

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KB Home shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-29.
Latest market close$46.81
52-week range$29.94 - $50.13
50-day moving average $41.12
200-day moving average $43.66
Wall St. target price$53.60
PE ratio 9.5381
Dividend yield $0.54 (1.31%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.46

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Is it a good time to buy KB Home stock?

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KB Home price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $46.81 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-23) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) 12.90%
3 months (2021-05-03) -5.53%
6 months (2021-01-30) N/A
1 year (2020-07-30) N/A
2 years (2019-07-30) N/A
3 years (2018-07-30) N/A
5 years (2016-07-30) N/A

Is KB Home under- or over-valued?

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

KB Home's P/E ratio

KB Home's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 10x. In other words, KB Home shares trade at around 10x 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.

KB Home's PEG ratio

KB Home's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.63. 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 KB Home's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.


KB Home's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $575.8 million.

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

KB Home financials

Revenue TTM $4.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.46%
Gross profit TTM $848.5 million
Return on assets TTM 6.42%
Return on equity TTM 15.8%
Profit margin 8.9%
Book value $31.33
Market capitalisation $4.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting KB Home shares

There are currently 4.7 million KB Home shares held short by investors – that's known as KB Home's "short interest". This figure is 14.2% down from 5.5 million last month.

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

KB Home's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

KB Home's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of KB Home shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of KB Home shares traded daily (recently around 2.3 million). KB Home's SIR currently stands at 2.04. In other words for every 100,000 KB Home shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2040 shares are currently held short.

However KB Home's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of KB Home shares, or, against the total number of tradable KB Home shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case KB Home's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 KB Home shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0523% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable KB Home shares, roughly 52 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 KB Home.

Find out more about how you can short KB Home stock.

KB Home share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 13.42% of net profits

Recently KB Home has paid out, on average, around 13.42% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.45% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), KB Home shareholders could enjoy a 1.45% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In KB Home's case, that would currently equate to about $0.54 per share.

While KB Home's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that KB Home is investing more in its future growth.

KB Home's most recent dividend payout was on 18 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have KB Home's shares ever split?

KB Home's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 28 April 2005. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your KB Home shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for KB Home shares which in turn could have impacted KB Home's share price.

KB Home share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, KB Home's shares have ranged in value from as little as $29.9402 up to $50.13. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

KBH.US volatility(beta: 1.8)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while KB Home's is 1.7971. This would suggest that KB Home's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

KB Home overview

KB Home operates as a homebuilding company in the United States. It operates through four segments: West Coast, Southwest, Central, and Southeast. It builds and sells various homes, including attached and detached single-family residential homes, townhomes, and condominiums primarily for first-time, first move-up, second move-up, and active adult homebuyers. The company also offers financial services, such as insurance products and title services. It has operations in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington. The company was formerly known as Kaufman and Broad Home Corporation and changed its name to KB Home in January 2001. KB Home was founded in 1957 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of KB Home is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 10.314% of KB Home shares are held by insiders and 94.073% by institutions.
How many people work for KB Home?
Latest data suggests 1,776 work at KB Home.
When does the fiscal year end for KB Home?
KB Home's fiscal year ends in November.
Where is KB Home based?
KB Home's address is: 10990 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, United States, 90024
What is KB Home's ISIN number?
KB Home's international securities identification number is: US48666K1097
What is KB Home's CUSIP number?
KB Home's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 486168107

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