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.

BLDR was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 20, implying a possible profit of 29.12 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 15, implying a possible loss of -3.16 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -10.81 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.89 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

BLDR has an estimated earnings growth rate of -24.84 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of BLDR is -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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.74 billion. BLDR is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.