Press coverage about BMC Stock (NASDAQ:BMCH) has been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. BMC Stock earned a news sentiment score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 45.2544916213607 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub cut BMC Stock from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. TheStreet upgraded BMC Stock from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $26.00 price objective on shares of BMC Stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. American Capital Partners restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $26.00 price objective (up from $25.00) on shares of BMC Stock in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded BMC Stock from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $27.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Friday, January 5th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $24.75.

BMC Stock (BMCH) opened at $23.75 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 2.29, a quick ratio of 1.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,615.60, a PE ratio of 31.67 and a beta of 1.50. BMC Stock has a twelve month low of $17.45 and a twelve month high of $25.70.

BMC Stock (NASDAQ:BMCH) last posted its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The company reported $0.34 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $881.01 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $888.09 million. BMC Stock had a net margin of 1.53% and a return on equity of 9.42%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 7.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.32 EPS. equities research analysts expect that BMC Stock will post 0.99 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, insider Keith Costello bought 15,000 shares of BMC Stock stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 13th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $23.13 per share, with a total value of $346,950.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Jeffrey Gene Rea sold 75,000 shares of BMC Stock stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.00, for a total value of $1,875,000.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 227,000 shares of company stock valued at $5,294,400 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 3.70% of the company’s stock.

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About BMC Stock

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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