Brokerages expect GMS Inc. (NYSE:GMS) to announce $662.36 million in sales for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have issued estimates for GMS’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $656.40 million to $668.66 million. GMS posted sales of $591.85 million during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 11.9%. The company is expected to issue its next earnings report on Tuesday, December 12th.

On average, analysts expect that GMS will report full-year sales of $662.36 million for the current fiscal year, with estimates ranging from $2.57 billion to $2.61 billion. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the company will report sales of $2.78 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $2.72 billion to $2.82 billion. Zacks’ sales calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow GMS.

GMS (NYSE:GMS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, September 6th. The company reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.47. GMS had a net margin of 2.28% and a return on equity of 14.13%. The company had revenue of $642.20 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $645.19 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.46 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 16.8% on a year-over-year basis.

Several research firms have commented on GMS. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $37.00 price target on shares of GMS in a report on Monday, October 9th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $39.00 price objective on shares of GMS in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Wells Fargo & Company started coverage on shares of GMS in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. They issued a “market perform” rating and a $38.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of GMS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $38.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $37.00.

GMS (NYSE:GMS) traded down $1.13 during trading hours on Thursday, reaching $33.45. 267,988 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 345,846. GMS has a one year low of $20.87 and a one year high of $36.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11, a quick ratio of 1.82 and a current ratio of 2.80. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,370.00 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.67.

In other GMS news, CEO G Michael Callahan, Jr. sold 12,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $34.73, for a total value of $434,125.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now owns 528,418 shares in the company, valued at $18,351,957.14. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Lynn Ross sold 1,894 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.77, for a total transaction of $65,854.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 26,894 shares of company stock valued at $931,479. Insiders own 5.90% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Renaissance Technologies LLC acquired a new position in shares of GMS during the 1st quarter worth about $7,656,000. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board acquired a new position in shares of GMS during the 2nd quarter worth about $1,967,000. Bank of America Corp DE raised its position in shares of GMS by 0.3% during the 1st quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 161,291 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,651,000 after purchasing an additional 489 shares during the last quarter. Koch Industries Inc. acquired a new position in shares of GMS during the 2nd quarter worth about $324,000. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised its position in shares of GMS by 415.8% during the 1st quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 44,811 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,570,000 after purchasing an additional 36,124 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 56.16% of the company’s stock.

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About GMS

GMS Inc is a distributor of wallboard and suspended ceilings systems, or ceilings. The Company provides a product offering of over 20,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) of wallboard, ceilings and complementary interior construction products for interior contractors. It offers steel framing and ancillary products for its customers.

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