How to buy PulteGroup shares

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PulteGroup, Inc (PHM) is a leading residential construction business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$54.26 after a previous close of US$53.99. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD54.06 to a high of USD54.9298. The latest price was USD54.34 (25 minute delay). PulteGroup is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in PulteGroup

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for PulteGroup. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PHM. 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 PulteGroup reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, 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 US$56.95, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of PulteGroup, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of PulteGroup. Optimise 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.

PulteGroup share price

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PulteGroup shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-11.
OpenUS$54.26
HighUS$54.9298
LowUS$54.06
CloseUS$54.34
Previous closeUS$53.99
Change US$0.35
Change % 0.6483%
Volume 2,476,216
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week rangeUS$31.2722 - US$63.91
50-day moving average US$57.5417
200-day moving average US$49.523
Target priceUS$71.4
PE ratio 10.0197
Dividend yield US$0.5 (0.88%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$5.573

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Is it a good time to buy PulteGroup stock?

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PulteGroup price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $54.34

1 week (2021-06-02) -5.26%
1 month (2021-05-13) -6.41%
3 months (2021-03-12) 13.37%
6 months (2020-12-11) 28.31%
1 year (2020-06-12) 60.34%
2 years (2019-06-13) 67.20%
3 years (2018-06-13) 76.54%
5 years (2016-06-13) 188.58%

Is PulteGroup under- or over-valued?

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

PulteGroup's P/E ratio

PulteGroup'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, PulteGroup 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.

PulteGroup's PEG ratio

PulteGroup's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6329. 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 PulteGroup's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

PulteGroup's EBITDA

PulteGroup's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2 billion.

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

PulteGroup financials

Revenue TTM US$11.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.92%
Gross profit TTM US$2.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 10.61%
Return on equity TTM 24.68%
Profit margin 13.14%
Book value 25.358
Market capitalisation US$14.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting PulteGroup shares

There are currently 9.1 million PulteGroup shares held short by investors – that's known as PulteGroup's "short interest". This figure is 26.3% up from 7.2 million last month.

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

PulteGroup's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

PulteGroup's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of PulteGroup shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of PulteGroup shares traded daily (recently around 2.9 million). PulteGroup's SIR currently stands at 3.19. In other words for every 100,000 PulteGroup shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3190 shares are currently held short.

However PulteGroup's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of PulteGroup shares, or, against the total number of tradable PulteGroup shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case PulteGroup's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 PulteGroup shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0392% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable PulteGroup shares, roughly 39 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 PulteGroup.

Find out more about how you can short PulteGroup stock.

PulteGroup's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like PulteGroup.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

PulteGroup's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 18.07

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and PulteGroup's overall score of 18.07 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 24th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like PulteGroup is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

PulteGroup's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.6/100

PulteGroup's social score

Social score: 5.08/100

PulteGroup's governance score

Governance score: 0.39/100

PulteGroup's controversy score

Controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. PulteGroup scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that PulteGroup has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

PulteGroup, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 18.07
Total ESG percentile 23.95
Environmental score 4.6
Social score 5.08
Governance score 0.39
Level of controversy 2

PulteGroup share dividends

10%

Dividend payout ratio: 10.27% of net profits

Recently PulteGroup has paid out, on average, around 10.27% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), PulteGroup shareholders could enjoy a 1% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In PulteGroup's case, that would currently equate to about $0.5 per share.

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

PulteGroup's most recent dividend payout was on 1 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have PulteGroup's shares ever split?

PulteGroup's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 September 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 PulteGroup shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for PulteGroup shares which in turn could have impacted PulteGroup's share price.

PulteGroup share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, PulteGroup's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$31.2722 up to US$63.91. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PHM.US volatility(beta: 1.46)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 PulteGroup's is 1.4554. This would suggest that PulteGroup's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

PulteGroup overview

PulteGroup, Inc., through its subsidiaries, primarily engages in the homebuilding business in the United States. The company acquires and develops land primarily for residential purposes; and constructs housing on such land. It offers various home designs, including single-family detached, townhouses, condominiums, and duplexes under the Centex, Pulte Homes, Del Webb, DiVosta Homes, American West, and John Wieland Homes and Neighborhoods brand names. As of December 31, 2020, the company controlled 180,352 lots, of which 91,363 were owned and 88,989 were under land option agreements. It also arranges financing through the origination of mortgage loans primarily for homebuyers; sells the servicing rights for the originated loans; and provides title insurance policies, and examination and closing services to homebuyers. The company was formerly known as Pulte Homes, Inc. and changed its name to PulteGroup, Inc. in March 2010. PulteGroup, Inc. was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

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