Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, homebuilder KB Home
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at KB Home's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
KB Home facts
|Headquarters (Founded)||Los Angeles (1957)|
|Market Cap||$760.0 million|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$1.3 billion|
|Management||CEO Jeffrey Mezger (since 2006)
CFO Jeff Kaminski (since 2010)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||(19%)|
|Cash/Debt||$415.1 million / $1.6 billion|
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 54% of the 1,238 members who have rated KB Home believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 going forward.
[N]ice run-up... this far this fast based on basically no real data doesn't usually end well short term. While I am bullish long term on home builders as the prices have stabilized to a large degree here in southwest [F]lorida, we still have plenty of inventory held by banks. [T]hey are withholding properties to try to create pent up demand ... but the properties are still selling far below what replacement cost would be on a new built home. [I]t's still too early to try to call a bottom ... increase in stock price over the past month is a recipe for a correction short term.
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