Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact Ply Gem (PGEM) Share Price

Media headlines about Ply Gem (NYSE:PGEM) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ply Gem earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 46.4472959813012 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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PGEM has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Ply Gem from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. ValuEngine upgraded Ply Gem from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $23.00 price objective on Ply Gem and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ply Gem presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.00.

NYSE:PGEM traded up $0.05 on Friday, reaching $21.65. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 615,377 shares, compared to its average volume of 582,622. Ply Gem has a 12-month low of $14.55 and a 12-month high of $22.20. The company has a quick ratio of 1.12, a current ratio of 1.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 10.08. The company has a market capitalization of $1,484.26, a P/E ratio of 22.32 and a beta of 2.36.

Ply Gem (NYSE:PGEM) last posted its earnings results on Monday, March 5th. The construction company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by ($0.02). Ply Gem had a net margin of 3.32% and a return on equity of 144.46%. The business had revenue of $516.86 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $494.93 million. sell-side analysts anticipate that Ply Gem will post 1.49 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Ply Gem news, insider John L. Buckley sold 32,725 shares of Ply Gem stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $22.00, for a total value of $719,950.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 32,724 shares in the company, valued at $719,928. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 68.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Ply Gem Company Profile

Ply Gem Holdings, Inc manufactures and sells residential and commercial building products in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments: Siding, Fencing, and Stone; and Windows and Doors. The Siding, Fencing, and Stone segment offers vinyl siding and skirting, steel siding, vinyl and aluminum soffit, aluminum trim and gutter coil, fabricated aluminum gutter, aluminum and steel roofing accessory, cellular polyvinyl chloride trim and moulding, J-channel, wide crown molding, window and door trim, F-channel, H-mold, fascia, undersill trim, outside/inside corner post, rain removal system, vinyl fence and railing, engineered slate and cedar shake roofing, and stone veneer products.

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