NCI Building Systems Inc. (NYSE:NCS)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during trading on Tuesday . The company traded as high as $17.63 and last traded at $17.53, with a volume of 302,045 shares. The stock had previously closed at $17.48.

A number of equities analysts have commented on NCS shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of NCI Building Systems from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 11th. DA Davidson downgraded shares of NCI Building Systems from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $16.00 target price for the company. in a report on Thursday, May 19th. FBR & Co reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $18.00 target price (up from $17.00) on shares of NCI Building Systems in a report on Thursday, June 2nd. Stephens downgraded shares of NCI Building Systems from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and boosted their target price for the stock from $14.00 to $17.00 in a report on Friday, June 3rd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of NCI Building Systems in a report on Wednesday, June 29th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. NCI Building Systems currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $16.00.

The stock’s 50-day moving average is $16.53 and its 200-day moving average is $14.29. The company has a market cap of $1.26 billion and a PE ratio of 37.61.

NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 31st. The company reported $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.01 by $0.03. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted ($0.06) earnings per share. The business had revenue of $372.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $364.22 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts forecast that NCI Building Systems Inc. will post $0.72 EPS for the current year.

In related news, CEO Norman C. Chambers sold 6,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.95, for a total transaction of $95,680.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 720,018 shares in the company, valued at approximately $10,764,269.10. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Mark E. Johnson sold 16,424 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.02, for a total value of $279,536.48. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 235,416 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,006,780.32. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. New York State Common Retirement Fund boosted its position in shares of NCI Building Systems by 1,570.4% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 412,586 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,120,000 after buying an additional 387,886 shares during the period. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in shares of NCI Building Systems by 22.0% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 1,152,102 shares of the company’s stock worth $14,298,000 after buying an additional 208,039 shares during the period. Russell Frank Co boosted its position in shares of NCI Building Systems by 191.9% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 241,494 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,958,000 after buying an additional 158,767 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of NCI Building Systems by 11.7% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 407,626 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,059,000 after buying an additional 42,767 shares during the period. Finally, Foresters Investment Management Company Inc. boosted its position in shares of NCI Building Systems by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Foresters Investment Management Company Inc. now owns 401,400 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,981,000 after buying an additional 4,000 shares during the period.

NCI Building Systems, Inc is a manufacturer and marketer of metal products for the non-residential construction industry. The Company operates through three segments: engineered building systems, metal components and metal coil coating. The metal coil coating segment consists of cleaning, treating, painting and slitting continuous steel coils before the steel is fabricated for use by construction and industrial users.

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