Shares of TopBuild Corp (NYSE:BLD) reached a new 52-week high and low during trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $84.52 and last traded at $83.98, with a volume of 4343 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $82.78.

A number of analysts have commented on BLD shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of TopBuild from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 20th. ValuEngine raised shares of TopBuild from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 18th. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $91.00 price objective on shares of TopBuild in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. SunTrust Banks upped their price objective on shares of TopBuild to $82.00 and gave the company a “reduce” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. Finally, Nomura set a $100.00 price objective on shares of TopBuild and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 13th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. TopBuild presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $86.20.

The firm has a market cap of $2.96 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.85 and a beta of 0.57. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23, a current ratio of 1.46 and a quick ratio of 1.06.

TopBuild (NYSE:BLD) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May 8th. The construction company reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.66 by $0.07. The company had revenue of $491.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $486.34 million. TopBuild had a return on equity of 11.49% and a net margin of 9.52%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 11.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.46 EPS. equities research analysts expect that TopBuild Corp will post 4.15 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, insider Robert M. Buck sold 23,112 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.12, for a total value of $1,713,061.44. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 73,917 shares in the company, valued at $5,478,728.04. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CFO John S. Peterson sold 6,932 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $75.36, for a total value of $522,395.52. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 34,943 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,633,304.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 32,271 shares of company stock worth $2,405,043 in the last quarter. 1.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Delpha Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in TopBuild in the fourth quarter worth approximately $144,000. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its position in TopBuild by 53.9% during the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 2,052 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $155,000 after purchasing an additional 719 shares during the period. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. boosted its position in TopBuild by 148.0% during the fourth quarter. Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc. now owns 2,113 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $161,000 after purchasing an additional 1,261 shares during the period. Meeder Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in TopBuild by 99.6% during the fourth quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,309 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $176,000 after purchasing an additional 1,152 shares during the period. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada boosted its position in TopBuild by 44.4% during the first quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 2,600 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $199,000 after purchasing an additional 800 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 90.88% of the company’s stock.

About TopBuild

TopBuild Corp. engages in the installation, distribution, and sale of insulation and other building products to the United States construction industry. The company operates in two segments, Installation and Distribution. It offers rain gutters, garage doors, fireplaces, fireproofing and firestopping products, shower enclosures, closet shelves, accessories, and other building products; and residential insulation services.

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