Press coverage about Foundation Building Materials (NYSE:FBM) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, 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. Foundation Building Materials earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the company an impact score of 46.2771384609408 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.

Here are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Foundation Building Materials (FBM) opened at $14.73 on Wednesday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.02, a current ratio of 2.63 and a quick ratio of 1.82. Foundation Building Materials has a twelve month low of $11.03 and a twelve month high of $17.91.

Foundation Building Materials (NYSE:FBM) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $0.08 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.08. The business had revenue of $535.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $535.81 million. Foundation Building Materials had a negative return on equity of 2.98% and a negative net margin of 0.11%. The company’s revenue was up 28.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Foundation Building Materials will post 0.22 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

FBM has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Foundation Building Materials from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their price objective on Foundation Building Materials from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. Finally, Robert W. Baird restated a “hold” rating and issued a $16.00 price objective on shares of Foundation Building Materials in a research note on Friday, November 10th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $18.43.

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About Foundation Building Materials

Foundation Building Materials, Inc is a specialty distributor of wallboard and suspended ceiling systems in the United States and Canada. The Company’s segments include Specialty Building Products and Mechanical Insulation. The Company fabricates and distributes its products for specialty contractors seeking to improve or maintain energy efficiency in a range of commercial and industrial buildings.

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