News stories about BMC Stock (NASDAQ:BMCH) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BMC Stock earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.5469934490542 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Several analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub lowered shares of BMC Stock from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 14th. B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $23.00 target price (down from $26.00) on shares of BMC Stock in a report on Tuesday, February 27th. Stephens set a $23.00 target price on shares of BMC Stock and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday. Barclays lowered their target price on shares of BMC Stock from $28.00 to $24.00 and set an “overweight” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of BMC Stock from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 target price for the company in a report on Thursday, February 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $23.67.

BMC Stock (NASDAQ:BMCH) opened at $18.55 on Monday. BMC Stock has a 1-year low of $18.20 and a 1-year high of $25.70. The stock has a market cap of $1,245.45, a P/E ratio of 21.82 and a beta of 1.41. The company has a current ratio of 2.29, a quick ratio of 1.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57.

BMC Stock (NASDAQ:BMCH) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The company reported $0.23 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.26 by ($0.03). BMC Stock had a net margin of 1.71% and a return on equity of 9.64%. The business had revenue of $840.88 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $821.77 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.21 earnings per share. BMC Stock’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.5% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that BMC Stock will post 1.5 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, insider Keith Costello acquired 15,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $23.13 per share, for a total transaction of $346,950.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Jeffrey Gene Rea sold 75,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, December 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total transaction of $1,875,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 3.70% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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BMC Stock Company Profile

BMC Stock Holdings, Inc is a provider of building products and services in the United States residential construction market. The Company’s segments include Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Texas, Intermountain, Western and Mountain West divisions. Its product offerings include lumber and lumber sheet goods and an array of products, including millwork, doors, windows, structural components, floor and roof trusses and wall panels.

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