NCI Building Systems (NCS) Receives News Sentiment Rating of 0.15

Headlines about NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NCI Building Systems earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the construction company an impact score of 46.6369291430435 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

NCI Building Systems (NCS) opened at $19.60 on Friday. NCI Building Systems has a 12 month low of $13.05 and a 12 month high of $21.20. The company has a quick ratio of 1.06, a current ratio of 1.69 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27. The company has a market capitalization of $1,311.22, a P/E ratio of 24.50, a P/E/G ratio of 1.83 and a beta of 1.68.

NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December 6th. The construction company reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.10). NCI Building Systems had a net margin of 3.08% and a return on equity of 18.76%. The firm had revenue of $488.73 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $477.13 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.28 EPS. NCI Building Systems’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that NCI Building Systems will post 1.07 EPS for the current year.

NCI Building Systems declared that its board has approved a stock repurchase plan on Tuesday, October 10th that permits the company to repurchase $50.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the construction company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

Several equities analysts recently commented on the company. DA Davidson reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price objective on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Wednesday, October 18th. Finally, Barclays reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $16.00 price objective (down previously from $19.00) on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Friday, September 8th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. NCI Building Systems presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.25.

In other NCI Building Systems news, EVP Todd R. Moore sold 36,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, December 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.43, for a total transaction of $699,480.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 85,735 shares in the company, valued at $1,665,831.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder Dubilier & Rice Fund V. Clayton sold 7,150,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.36, for a total value of $138,424,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 7,207,941 shares of company stock worth $139,551,809. 1.78% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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NCI Building Systems Company Profile

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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