Headlines about GMS (NYSE:GMS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. GMS earned a daily sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.181823929595 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Shares of GMS stock traded up $0.05 on Friday, hitting $25.16. 169,838 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 400,112. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.06 billion, a PE ratio of 12.52, a P/E/G ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 1.35. GMS has a 1 year low of $23.50 and a 1 year high of $39.98. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.00, a current ratio of 2.71 and a quick ratio of 1.69.

GMS (NYSE:GMS) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, June 28th. The company reported $0.56 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.66 by ($0.10). The business had revenue of $635.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $674.08 million. GMS had a return on equity of 13.00% and a net margin of 2.51%. The company’s revenue was up 3.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.48 EPS. research analysts anticipate that GMS will post 3.32 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on GMS. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of GMS from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $34.00 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, May 9th. TheStreet raised shares of GMS from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Friday, May 25th. ValuEngine cut shares of GMS from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, June 2nd. Raymond James upgraded shares of GMS from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $26.00 target price on the stock in a report on Friday, June 29th. Finally, Barclays began coverage on shares of GMS in a report on Friday, June 29th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $30.00 target price on the stock. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating, seven have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the stock. GMS currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $36.18.

In other GMS news, VP Craig D. Apolinsky purchased 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 6th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $26.32 per share, for a total transaction of $26,320.00. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider G Michael Callahan, Jr. sold 12,500 shares of GMS stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $29.32, for a total transaction of $366,500.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 428,314 shares in the company, valued at approximately $12,558,166.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 5.90% of the company’s stock.

GMS Company Profile

GMS Inc distributes wallboards, suspended ceilings systems, and related construction products in the United States and Canada. The company offers wallboard products; and ceilings products, including suspended mineral fibers, soft fibers, and metal ceiling systems primarily used in offices, hotels, hospitals, retail facilities, schools, and various other commercial and institutional buildings.

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