Builders FirstSource Inc. [BLDR] moved up 1.44: Why It’s Important

Builders FirstSource Inc. [NYSE: BLDR] closed the trading session at $66.41 on 12/08/22. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $64.915, while the highest price level was $67.075. The company report on November 28, 2022 that Builders FirstSource Increases Stock Repurchase Plan by $1 Billion.

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“The Board’s decision to increase the buyback program reflects our strong conviction in Builders FirstSource and our strategy to create shareholder value over the long term,” said Dave Rush, Builders FirstSource’s Interim Chief Executive Officer. “Our market-leading position, differentiated customer value proposition and operating excellence all position us well to continue to outperform and generate strong free cash flow. Today’s announcement supports our capital deployment priorities of growing organically and inorganically and returning capital to our shareholders.”.

The stocks have a year to date performance of -22.52 percent and weekly performance of 4.21 percent. The stock has been moved at 1.90 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 9.03 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 8.57 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 2.15M shares, BLDR reached to a volume of 2256589 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Builders FirstSource Inc. [BLDR]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for BLDR shares is $78.36 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on BLDR stock is a recommendation set at 1.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

DA Davidson have made an estimate for Builders FirstSource Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on November 09, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Deutsche Bank raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on August 18, 2022, representing the official price target for Builders FirstSource Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $70 to $79, while RBC Capital Mkts kept a Sector Perform rating on BLDR stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Builders FirstSource Inc. is set at 2.73, with the Price to Sales ratio for BLDR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.43. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.97, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.57. Price to Free Cash Flow for BLDR in the course of the last twelve months was 3.09 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.20.

BLDR stock trade performance evaluation

Builders FirstSource Inc. [BLDR] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 4.21. With this latest performance, BLDR shares gained by 9.03% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 1.90% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -13.17% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for BLDR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 60.78, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 65.51, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 58.02 for Builders FirstSource Inc. [BLDR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 61.26, while it was recorded at 63.70 for the last single week of trading, and 63.19 for the last 200 days.

Builders FirstSource Inc. [BLDR]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Builders FirstSource Inc. [BLDR] shares currently have an operating margin of +12.27 and a Gross Margin at +28.68. Builders FirstSource Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +8.67.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 57.95, with Return on Assets sitting at 23.18.

Builders FirstSource Inc.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.20 and a Current Ratio set at 1.90.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Builders FirstSource Inc. [BLDR] stock

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for BLDR. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Builders FirstSource Inc. go to 18.80%.

Builders FirstSource Inc. [BLDR]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $9,990 million, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of BLDR stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 15,114,679, which is approximately -7.656% of the company’s market cap and around 1.50% of the total institutional ownership; WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT GROUP LLP, holding 14,693,177 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $975.77 million in BLDR stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $971.22 million in BLDR stock with ownership of nearly -6.68% of the company’s market capitalization.

220 institutional holders increased their position in Builders FirstSource Inc. [NYSE:BLDR] by around 12,710,596 shares. Additionally, 293 investors decreased positions by around 23,183,398 shares, while 53 investors held positions by with 114,536,367 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 150,430,361 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. BLDR stock had 71 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,707,737 shares, while 67 institutional investors sold positions of 5,437,808 shares during the same period.


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