News articles about GMS (NYSE:GMS) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. GMS earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the company an impact score of 44.4550989600052 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

GMS opened at $29.79 on Thursday, Marketbeat reports. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.02, a quick ratio of 1.80 and a current ratio of 2.91. GMS has a fifty-two week low of $27.20 and a fifty-two week high of $39.98. The stock has a market cap of $1.22 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.52, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.51 and a beta of 1.47.

Several equities analysts have weighed in on the company. Barclays reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $42.00 target price on shares of GMS in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. Royal Bank of Canada set a $38.00 target price on GMS and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 target price on shares of GMS in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Seaport Global Securities raised GMS from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $40.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, March 7th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, ValuEngine cut GMS from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $38.73.

In other news, insider G Michael Callahan, Jr. sold 12,500 shares of GMS stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.87, for a total transaction of $398,375.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 428,419 shares in the company, valued at approximately $13,653,713.53. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 37,605 shares of company stock worth $1,163,860. Company insiders own 5.90% of the company’s stock.

About GMS

GMS Inc distributes wallboards, suspended ceilings systems, and complementary interior construction products in North America. The company offers wallboard products; and ceilings products, such as suspended mineral fibers, soft fibers, and metal ceiling systems primarily used in offices, hotels, hospitals, retail facilities, schools, and other commercial and institutional buildings.

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