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How to buy Beacon Roofing Supply stock

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Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc is a building products & equipment business based in the US. Beacon Roofing Supply shares (BECN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Beacon Roofing Supply employs 7,582 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$7.1 billion.

How to buy shares in Beacon Roofing Supply

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Beacon Roofing Supply. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BECN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Beacon Roofing Supply reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Beacon Roofing Supply, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Beacon Roofing Supply. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Beacon Roofing Supply share price

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Beacon Roofing Supply shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$11.665 - USD$47.86
50-day moving average USD$43.1929
200-day moving average USD$36.7502
Wall St. target priceUSD$52
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.274

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Is it a good time to buy Beacon Roofing Supply stock?

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Is Beacon Roofing Supply under- or over-valued?

Valuing Beacon Roofing Supply stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Beacon Roofing Supply's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Beacon Roofing Supply's PEG ratio

Beacon Roofing Supply's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.65. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Beacon Roofing Supply's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Beacon Roofing Supply's EBITDA

Beacon Roofing Supply's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$509.3 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Beacon Roofing Supply's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Beacon Roofing Supply financials

Revenue TTM USD$7.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.79%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.7 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.62%
Return on equity TTM -0.45%
Profit margin -3.91%
Book value $22.259
Market capitalisation USD$3.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Beacon Roofing Supply shares

There are currently 2.8 million Beacon Roofing Supply shares held short by investors – that's known as Beacon Roofing Supply's "short interest". This figure is 6.8% down from 3.0 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Beacon Roofing Supply shares can be evaluated.

Beacon Roofing Supply's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Beacon Roofing Supply's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Beacon Roofing Supply shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Beacon Roofing Supply shares traded daily (recently around 369112.2236671). Beacon Roofing Supply's SIR currently stands at 7.69. In other words for every 100,000 Beacon Roofing Supply shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7690 shares are currently held short.

However Beacon Roofing Supply's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Beacon Roofing Supply shares, or, against the total number of tradable Beacon Roofing Supply shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Beacon Roofing Supply's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Beacon Roofing Supply shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0513% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Beacon Roofing Supply shares, roughly 51 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Beacon Roofing Supply.

Find out more about how you can short Beacon Roofing Supply stock.

Beacon Roofing Supply share dividends

We're not expecting Beacon Roofing Supply to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Beacon Roofing Supply's shares ever split?

Beacon Roofing Supply's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 13 June 2006. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Beacon Roofing Supply shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Beacon Roofing Supply shares which in turn could have impacted Beacon Roofing Supply's share price.

Beacon Roofing Supply share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Beacon Roofing Supply's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.665 up to $47.86. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BECN.US volatility(beta: 2.01)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Beacon Roofing Supply's is 2.0069. This would suggest that Beacon Roofing Supply's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Beacon Roofing Supply overview

Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes residential and non-residential roofing materials, and complementary building products to contractors, home builders, building owners, and retailers. The company's residential roofing products include asphalt shingles, synthetic slates and tiles, clay and concrete tiles, slates, nail base insulations, metal roofing, felts, synthetic underlayment, wood shingles and shakes, nails and fasteners, metal edgings and flashings, prefabricated flashings, ridges and soffit vents, and solar systems. Its non-residential roofing products comprise single-ply roofing, asphalt, metal, modified bitumen, and build-up roofing products; cements and coatings; flat stock and tapered insulations; commercial fasteners; metal edges and flashings; smoke/roof hatches; roofing tools; sheet metal products, including copper, aluminum, and steel; and PVC, TPO, and EPDM membrane products. The company also provides complementary building products, such as vinyl and fiber cement sidings; wallboards; insulations; acoustical ceilings; stone veneers; windows; doors; skylights; gutters and downspouts; decking and railings; air barriers; concrete restoration systems; and steel stud framing and waterproofing systems. In addition, it offers value-added services, including advice and assistance on product identification, specification, technical support, and training; job site delivery, rooftop loading, and logistical services; tapered insulation design and related layout services; metal fabrication and related metal roofing design and layout services; trade credit and online bill pay; and marketing support for contractors. As of September 30, 2020, the company operated through a network of 524 branches in 50 states of the United States and 6 provinces in Canada. Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. was founded in 1928 and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia.

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