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

Press coverage about NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NCI Building Systems earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the construction company an impact score of 45.1779139803544 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of NCI Building Systems (NYSE NCS) opened at $17.20 on Monday. NCI Building Systems has a one year low of $13.05 and a one year high of $21.20. The company has a current ratio of 1.60, a quick ratio of 0.86 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.46. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,137.66, a P/E ratio of 20.98, a P/E/G ratio of 1.39 and a beta of 1.57.

NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, March 6th. The construction company reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.04. NCI Building Systems had a return on equity of 21.00% and a net margin of 3.21%. The firm had revenue of $421.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $402.81 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.05 EPS. NCI Building Systems’s quarterly revenue was up 7.6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that NCI Building Systems will post 1.23 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

NCI Building Systems declared that its board has approved a stock repurchase program on Wednesday, March 7th that permits the company to buyback $50.00 million in outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the construction company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally a sign that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on NCS. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Barclays set a $21.00 price target on NCI Building Systems and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 8th. TheStreet raised NCI Building Systems from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. Citigroup decreased their price target on NCI Building Systems from $21.00 to $20.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered 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, three have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. NCI Building Systems presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $20.00.

In other NCI Building Systems news, major shareholder Dubilier & Rice Fund V. Clayton sold 7,150,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.36, for a total transaction of $138,424,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP Bradley Scott Little sold 2,750 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, January 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.48, for a total value of $53,570.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 28,663 shares in the company, valued at $558,355.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 7,296,115 shares of company stock worth $141,263,459 over the last 90 days. 1.54% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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NCI Building Systems Company Profile

NCI Building Systems, Inc is a manufacturer and marketer of metal products in North America. The Company’s operating segments include Engineered building systems, Metal components and Metal coil coating. The Engineered building systems segment is engaged in the manufacturing of main frames and long bay systems, and engineering and drafting.

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