M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (MDC) Stock: Navigating the Market Volatility

The stock of M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (MDC) has seen a 0.22% increase in the past week, with a 0.40% gain in the past month, and a 13.94% flourish in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 0.12%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 0.19% for MDC. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 0.28% for MDC stock, with a simple moving average of 25.20% for the last 200 days.

Is It Worth Investing in M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MDC) Right Now?

The price-to-earnings ratio for M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MDC) is above average at 11.91x, Company’s 36-month beta value is 1.54.Analysts have differing opinions on the stock, with 0 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 0 as “overweight,” 8 as “hold,” and 4 as “sell.”

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The public float for MDC is 62.49M, and currently, short sellers hold a 4.04% ratio of that floaft. The average trading volume of MDC on April 02, 2024 was 1.76M shares.

MDC) stock’s latest price update

The stock of M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MDC) has decreased by -0.03 when compared to last closing price of 62.97. Despite this, the company has experienced a 0.22% gain in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Zacks Investment Research reported 2024-03-27 that M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (MDC) closed the most recent trading day at $62.87, moving +0.06% from the previous trading session.

Analysts’ Opinion of MDC

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for MDC stocks, with Evercore ISI repeating the rating for MDC by listing it as a “In-line.” The predicted price for MDC in the upcoming period, according to Evercore ISI is $63 based on the research report published on January 31, 2024 of the current year 2024.

Seaport Research Partners, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see MDC reach a price target of $49. The rating they have provided for MDC stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on November 02nd, 2023.

Raymond James gave a rating of “Outperform” to MDC, setting the target price at $55 in the report published on July 14th of the previous year.

MDC Trading at 0.51% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought MDC to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -0.08% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 0.19%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 0.12%, as shares surge +0.29% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +0.47% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MDC rose by +0.20%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +41.62% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $62.78. In addition, M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. saw 13.94% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at MDC starting from BLACKFORD DAVID E, who sale 6,200 shares at the price of $62.69 back on Mar 11 ’24. After this action, BLACKFORD DAVID E now owns 13,534 shares of M.D.C. Holdings, Inc., valued at $388,678 using the latest closing price.

BLACKFORD DAVID E, the Director of M.D.C. Holdings, Inc., sale 2,771 shares at $48.04 during a trade that took place back on Sep 01 ’23, which means that BLACKFORD DAVID E is holding 19,734 shares at $133,119 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for MDC

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.12 for the present operating margin
  • 0.25 for the gross margin

The net margin for M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. stands at 0.12. The total capital return value is set at 0.08. Equity return is now at value 12.33, with 7.22 for asset returns.

Based on M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (MDC), the company’s capital structure generated 0.34 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.33. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.51. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 1.01.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 376.21 million with net debt to EBITDA at 0.16. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.44. The receivables turnover for the company is 28.01for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.59. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 6.91.


In a nutshell, M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. (MDC) has experienced a better performance in recent times. The stock has received mixed “buy” and “hold” ratings from analysts. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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