NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS) VP Bradley Scott Little sold 2,750 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.48, for a total transaction of $53,570.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 28,663 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $558,355.24. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS) traded down $0.05 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $19.45. 370,941 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 507,025. The company has a current ratio of 1.69, a quick ratio of 1.06 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.27. NCI Building Systems Inc has a twelve month low of $13.05 and a twelve month high of $21.20. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,291.15, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.80 and a beta of 1.68.

NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, December 6th. The construction company reported $0.32 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by ($0.10). NCI Building Systems had a net margin of 3.08% and a return on equity of 18.76%. The business had revenue of $488.73 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $477.13 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.28 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that NCI Building Systems Inc will post 1.07 EPS for the current fiscal year.

NCI Building Systems declared that its board has approved a stock buyback plan on Tuesday, October 10th that allows the company to repurchase $50.00 million in shares. This repurchase authorization allows the construction company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company’s board believes its stock is undervalued.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of NCS. Russell Investments Group Ltd. purchased a new position in shares of NCI Building Systems in the second quarter valued at approximately $878,000. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in shares of NCI Building Systems by 17.4% in the second quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 193,464 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $3,231,000 after purchasing an additional 28,607 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its stake in shares of NCI Building Systems by 2.2% in the second quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 130,668 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $2,182,000 after purchasing an additional 2,821 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers boosted its stake in shares of NCI Building Systems by 39.6% in the second quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 43,337 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $724,000 after purchasing an additional 12,295 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its stake in shares of NCI Building Systems by 11.3% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 194,978 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $3,256,000 after purchasing an additional 19,825 shares during the period. 96.22% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

NCS has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 target price on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Barclays set a $21.00 target price on shares of NCI Building Systems and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 8th. TheStreet raised shares of NCI Building Systems from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. DA Davidson reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $18.00 target price on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Friday, December 8th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of NCI Building Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $21.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, December 26th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $20.40.

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About NCI Building Systems

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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