Somewhat Negative Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact NCI Building Systems (NCS) Stock Price

Press coverage about NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) has trended somewhat negative this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. NCI Building Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the construction company an impact score of 45.8951290523343 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of NCI Building Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 12th. Stephens reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Barclays reissued an “overweight” rating on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $20.00 price objective on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research report on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of NCI Building Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 7th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.00.

Shares of NCI Building Systems opened at $18.70 on Monday, Marketbeat reports. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.24 billion, a PE ratio of 23.38, a PEG ratio of 1.43 and a beta of 1.46. The company has a quick ratio of 0.86, a current ratio of 1.60 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.46. NCI Building Systems has a twelve month low of $13.05 and a twelve month high of $21.20.

NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, March 6th. The construction company reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $421.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $402.81 million. NCI Building Systems had a net margin of 3.21% and a return on equity of 21.00%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.05 earnings per share. research analysts predict that NCI Building Systems will post 1.3 EPS for the current year.

NCI Building Systems declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Wednesday, March 7th that permits the company to repurchase $50.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the construction company to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

In other news, Director Kathleen J. Affeldt sold 21,788 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.00, for a total value of $392,184.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 48,316 shares in the company, valued at $869,688. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 1.54% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

NCI Building Systems Company Profile

NCI Building Systems, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets metal products for the nonresidential construction industry in North America. It operates through three segments: Engineered Building Systems, Metal Components, and Metal Coil Coating. The Engineered Building Systems segment offers engineered structural members and panels; and self-storage building systems under the Metallic, Mid-West Steel, A & S, All American, Mesco, Star, Ceco, Robertson, Garco, Heritage, and SteelBuilding.com brands to builders, general contractors, developers, and end users directly, as well as through private label companies.

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