Headlines about Builders FirstSource (NASDAQ:BLDR) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Builders FirstSource earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.9471647085312 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:
- Free Post Earnings Research Report: Masco’s Q4 Adjusted EPS Surged 33% Y-o-Y (finance.yahoo.com)
- Builders FirstSource, Inc. (BLDR) Receives Consensus Rating of “Buy” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- Builders FirstSource, Inc. (BLDR) CFO Peter M. Jackson Sells 11,972 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
- Insider Selling: Builders FirstSource, Inc. (BLDR) Director Sells 100,000 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
- Insider Selling: Builders FirstSource, Inc. (BLDR) CEO Sells 53,635 Shares of Stock (americanbankingnews.com)
Shares of Builders FirstSource (BLDR) opened at $21.64 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $2,440.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 65.58 and a beta of 2.05. The company has a quick ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 1.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.71. Builders FirstSource has a twelve month low of $13.33 and a twelve month high of $23.28.
Several analysts have weighed in on BLDR shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Builders FirstSource from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, November 13th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Builders FirstSource from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. BidaskClub raised shares of Builders FirstSource from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Seaport Global Securities reissued a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price on shares of Builders FirstSource in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Finally, Barclays set a $21.00 target price on shares of Builders FirstSource and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, January 7th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $23.41.
In other news, COO Morris E. Tolly sold 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.25, for a total value of $1,062,500.00. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 128,344 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,727,310. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Floyd F. Sherman sold 100,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.24, for a total transaction of $2,124,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 481,834 shares in the company, valued at $10,234,154.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 215,607 shares of company stock worth $4,587,751 over the last ninety days. Insiders own 14.60% of the company’s stock.
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Builders FirstSource Company Profile
Builders FirstSource, Inc is a supplier and manufacturer of building materials, manufactured components and construction services to professional contractors, sub-contractors, remodelers and consumers. The Company’s operating segments include Northeast, Southeast, South and West. As of December 31, 2016, it operated at 400 locations in 40 states across the United States.
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