Headlines about BMC Stock (NASDAQ:BMCH) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BMC Stock earned a media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 45.2612531299979 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Shares of BMC Stock (NASDAQ BMCH) opened at $23.20 on Thursday. The company has a current ratio of 2.29, a quick ratio of 1.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,565.32, a PE ratio of 23.83 and a beta of 1.50. BMC Stock has a 52-week low of $17.45 and a 52-week high of $23.90.
BMC Stock (NASDAQ:BMCH) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 6th. The company reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.35 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $881.01 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $888.09 million. BMC Stock had a return on equity of 9.42% and a net margin of 1.53%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.32 earnings per share. analysts predict that BMC Stock will post 0.98 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. TheStreet raised BMC Stock from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $26.00 target price on shares of BMC Stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $25.00 target price (up from $22.00) on shares of BMC Stock in a research note on Tuesday, November 7th. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $23.00 target price on shares of BMC Stock in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Finally, FBR & Co cut their target price on BMC Stock from $26.00 to $22.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. BMC Stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $24.00.
In related news, Director Jeffrey Gene Rea sold 1,221 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $23.00, for a total transaction of $28,083.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Peter Alexander sold 28,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.08, for a total value of $590,240.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 180,000 shares of company stock valued at $4,009,640 over the last three months. Corporate insiders own 3.70% of the company’s stock.
About BMC Stock
BMC Stock Holdings, Inc is a provider of building products and services in the United States residential construction market. The Company’s segments include Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Texas, Intermountain, Western and Mountain West divisions. Its product offerings include lumber and lumber sheet goods and an array of products, including millwork, doors, windows, structural components, floor and roof trusses and wall panels.
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