News articles about NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. NCI Building Systems earned a news sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 48.233149067581 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) opened at $16.60 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.20, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a current ratio of 1.79. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,145.34, a P/E ratio of 21.25, a P/E/G ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 1.68. NCI Building Systems has a 1-year low of $13.05 and a 1-year high of $18.60.

NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, December 6th. The construction company reported $0.32 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.42 by ($0.10). The business had revenue of $488.73 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $477.13 million. NCI Building Systems had a return on equity of 18.31% and a net margin of 3.18%. The firm’s revenue was up 1.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.28 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that NCI Building Systems will post 0.77 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

NCI Building Systems announced that its board has initiated a stock buyback plan on Tuesday, October 10th that permits the company to repurchase $50.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the construction company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are often a sign that the company’s board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price on shares of NCI Building Systems in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Barclays reissued a “buy” rating and set a $16.00 target price (down from $19.00) on shares of NCI Building Systems in a report on Friday, September 8th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered NCI Building Systems from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $17.33.

In other news, Director James S. Metcalf purchased 30,000 shares of NCI Building Systems stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 11th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $13.42 per share, for a total transaction of $402,600.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 30,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $402,600. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Todd R. Moore sold 6,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $13.75, for a total value of $82,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 82,458 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,133,797.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.78% of the company’s stock.

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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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