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 lowest price target was 15, implying a possible loss of -3.16 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing 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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. 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. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY 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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. 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. Today's price is 71.35 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 6.12 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.74 billion. BLDR will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.