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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 20, implying a possible profit of 29.12 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 15, implying potential capital losses of -3.16 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -10.81 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of BLDR to grow at a rate of -24.84 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. BLDR has a PEG ratio of -0.44.

In the last 52-weeks, BLDR has achieved a high of 16.50 and a low of 9.04. Currently the stock is 71.35 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 6.12 percent. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.