Press coverage about TopBuild (NYSE:BLD) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. TopBuild earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the construction company an impact score of 46.1843999055849 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

TopBuild stock opened at $81.27 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $2,886.58, a PE ratio of 18.51 and a beta of 0.68. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23, a current ratio of 1.46 and a quick ratio of 1.08. TopBuild has a 12 month low of $44.81 and a 12 month high of $82.26.

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TopBuild (NYSE:BLD) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 27th. The construction company reported $0.84 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $501.40 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $491.80 million. TopBuild had a net margin of 8.30% and a return on equity of 10.65%. The company’s revenue was up 12.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.59 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that TopBuild will post 4.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on BLD shares. Nomura set a $100.00 price objective on shares of TopBuild and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 13th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of TopBuild from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of TopBuild from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $86.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Jefferies Group initiated coverage on shares of TopBuild in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $79.00 target price for the company. Finally, SunTrust Banks lifted their target price on shares of TopBuild to $82.00 and gave the stock a “reduce” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $76.00.

In related news, CFO John S. Peterson sold 6,932 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, March 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $75.36, for a total transaction of $522,395.52. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 34,943 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,633,304.48. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, VP Paul Joachimczyk sold 2,227 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $76.15, for a total transaction of $169,586.05. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 7,699 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $586,278.85. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 32,271 shares of company stock valued at $2,405,043 in the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 1.30% of the company’s stock.

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TopBuild Company Profile

TopBuild Corp. installs and distributes insulation products to the United States construction industry. The Company operates through two segments: Installation (TruTeam) and Distribution (Service Partners). Its Installation segment principally includes the sales and installation of insulation and other building products.

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