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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for BLDR. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 20, which equates to a potential upside of 29.12 percent. The lowest price target was 15, implying a possible loss of -3.16 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of BLDR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -24.84 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, 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 below the high. BLDR has a P/E 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.