Headlines about TopBuild (NYSE:BLD) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TopBuild earned a coverage optimism score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the construction company an impact score of 46.0063764467147 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:
Several brokerages have recently commented on BLD. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of TopBuild from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. KeyCorp restated an “overweight” rating on shares of TopBuild in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Nomura raised shares of TopBuild from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $69.00 to $78.00 in a report on Monday, December 18th. ValuEngine lowered shares of TopBuild from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $75.00 price target on shares of TopBuild in a report on Wednesday, October 4th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $68.29.
Shares of TopBuild (NYSE:BLD) opened at $76.89 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $2,740.00 and a P/E ratio of 37.88. The company has a current ratio of 1.36, a quick ratio of 1.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26. TopBuild has a 1-year low of $36.09 and a 1-year high of $77.70.
TopBuild (NYSE:BLD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The construction company reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $489.04 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $491.43 million. TopBuild had a net margin of 4.03% and a return on equity of 9.88%. The firm’s revenue was up 7.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.63 EPS. research analysts anticipate that TopBuild will post 2.75 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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TopBuild Company Profile
TopBuild Corp. installs and distributes insulation products to the United States construction industry. The Company operates through two segments: Installation (TruTeam) and Distribution (Service Partners). Its Installation segment principally includes the sales and installation of insulation and other building products.
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