Media headlines about TopBuild Corp. (NYSE:BLD) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TopBuild Corp. earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 47.1847171023729 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

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

TopBuild Corp. (NYSE BLD) opened at 55.17 on Thursday. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $54.61 and its 200 day moving average price is $49.69. TopBuild Corp. has a 1-year low of $28.81 and a 1-year high of $59.34. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.01 billion, a PE ratio of 30.58 and a beta of 0.63.

TopBuild Corp. (NYSE:BLD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 8th. The construction company reported $0.67 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.58 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $474.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $477.72 million. TopBuild Corp. had a net margin of 3.73% and a return on equity of 9.09%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.43 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that TopBuild Corp. will post $2.81 EPS for the current year.

Several brokerages recently weighed in on BLD. KeyCorp reiterated an “overweight” rating and set a $59.00 price target (up from $56.00) on shares of TopBuild Corp. in a research report on Monday, June 26th. TheStreet raised TopBuild Corp. from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a report on Friday, June 16th. Zacks Investment Research lowered TopBuild Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 11th. Finally, Instinet lifted their price target on TopBuild Corp. from $45.00 to $50.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. TopBuild Corp. presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $54.60.

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In other news, CEO Gerald Volas sold 44,356 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $56.81, for a total transaction of $2,519,864.36. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 149,201 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,476,108.81. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 1.30% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

About TopBuild Corp.

TopBuild Corp. installs and distributes insulation products to the United States construction industry. The Company operates through two segments: Installation (TruTeam) and Distribution (Service Partners). Its Installation segment principally includes the sales and installation of insulation and other building products.

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