Analyst Ratings for Builders FirstSource Inc. (BLDR)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Buy has been given to Builders FirstSource Inc. (NASDAQ:BLDR) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Buy was previously issued for BLDR last month.

7 analysts declared BLDR a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for BLDR. The highest price target was 20, which equates to a potential upside of 29.12 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 15, implying a possible loss of -3.16 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -10.81 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.89 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of BLDR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -24.84 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. BLDR has a PEG ratio of -0.44.

In the trailing 52-weeks, BLDR hit 16.50 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 9.04. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 71.35 percent, and 6.12 percent lower than its 52-week high. BLDR has a price/earnings ratio of 10.86. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BLDR value stock report compares BLDR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of BLDR is $1.74 billion. BLDR's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.