A Look At Insider Reactions To Builders FirstSource Inc. (BLDR)

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As of Friday close, Builders FirstSource Inc.’s (NYSE:BLDR) stock was down -$2.3, moving down -2.79 percent to $80.09. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 2,870,640 shares. 3 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$1.55 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,254,090, while in the previous 50 days, it was 1,771,816.

Since last month, BLDR stock retreated -4.40%. Shares of the company fell to $76.69 on 02/21/23, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $90.21 was reached on 03/06/23 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $48.91. Since the beginning of this year, BLDR’s stock price has risen by 23.44% or $15.21, and marked a new high 21 times. However, the stock has declined by -11.22% since its 52-week high.

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BLDR stock investors should be aware that Builders FirstSource Inc. (BLDR) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 127 days ago on Nov 11. FARMER MICHAEL ALAN, the President – Commercial Ops of the company, disposed of 3,350 shares for $65.95 on Nov 11. It resulted in a $220,932 divestment by the insider. Beckmann Jami sold 3,750 shares at an average price of $68.60 on Aug 04. The insider now owns 30,990 shares following the transaction. On Jun 14, Director SHERMAN FLOYD F sold 35,000 shares at $55.09 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,928,150.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Builders FirstSource Inc. (BLDR) has a P/E ratio of about 4.81. The stock’s beta is 1.99. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.50, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 2.34, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 3.48 may also be considered.

Financial Health

In the three months ended December 30, Builders FirstSource Inc.’s quick ratio stood at 1.10, while its current ratio was 1.90, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending December 30 was 0.60, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.60. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 34.10% percent. In the year ended December 30, operating margins totaled 16.60%. Based on annual data, BLDR earned $7.74 billion in gross profit and brought in $22.73 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 37.10%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 53.80%.

In Builders FirstSource Inc.’s quarter-end financial report for December 30, it reported total debt of $2.98 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. BLDR’s revenue fell -6.36% to $5.76 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $4.36 billion. While analysts expected Builders FirstSource Inc. to report $2.36 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $3.21 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 36.00%. During the quarter, the company generated $672.51 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Builders FirstSource Inc. were 5.63 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended December 30, and its total debt was $3.49 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $138.01 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Builders FirstSource Inc.’s (BLDR) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 32.27%, the RSI 9-day stood at 42.53% on 17 March.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Builders FirstSource Inc. price is down by -1.90% percent or -$1.55. At present, BLDR shares trade -2.92% below its 20-day simple moving average and +42.21% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +20.13% above its SMA50 and +23.05% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 19.32% and Stochastic coefficient D was 20.20%, while ATR was 3.06. Given the Stochastic reading of 13.80% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 46.85%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -1.63, while the 14-day reading stands at -3.22.

Analyst Ratings

Builders FirstSource Inc. downgraded its rating on Builders FirstSource Inc. (NYSE: BLDR) to a Market perform in a note to investors on March 01, 2023. The analysts firm previously had an Outperform rating on the stock.


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