Media coverage about NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NCI Building Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the construction company an impact score of 46.2061951777559 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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Several research analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered NCI Building Systems from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 8th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 target price on shares of NCI Building Systems in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. TheStreet upgraded NCI Building Systems from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. BidaskClub lowered NCI Building Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. Finally, Barclays PLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price target (down from $19.00) on shares of NCI Building Systems in a report on Friday, September 8th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. NCI Building Systems presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $18.30.

Shares of NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) traded up 1.35% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $15.05. The stock had a trading volume of 469,724 shares. NCI Building Systems has a 1-year low of $13.05 and a 1-year high of $18.60. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $16.27 and its 200 day moving average price is $16.76. The company has a market cap of $1.07 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.10 and a beta of 1.53.

NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, September 6th. The construction company reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.32 by ($0.05). The company had revenue of $469.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $495.21 million. NCI Building Systems had a return on equity of 18.31% and a net margin of 3.18%. NCI Building Systems’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.33 EPS. Analysts predict that NCI Building Systems will post $0.80 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, insider Norman C. Chambers sold 45,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $17.74, for a total value of $798,300.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 476,403 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,451,389.22. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Todd R. Moore sold 6,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.75, for a total transaction of $82,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 82,458 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,133,797.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.78% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About NCI Building Systems

NCI Building Systems, Inc is a manufacturer and marketer of metal products in North America. The Company’s operating segments include Engineered building systems, Metal components and Metal coil coating. The Engineered building systems segment is engaged in the manufacturing of main frames and long bay systems, and engineering and drafting.

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