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How to buy BlueLinx stock | $28.94

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BlueLinx Holdings Inc is a building products & equipment business based in the US. BlueLinx shares (BXC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. BlueLinx employs 2,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.8 billion.

How to buy shares in BlueLinx

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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 BlueLinx. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BXC. 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 BlueLinx 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. At last close price of USD$28.94, 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 BlueLinx, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of BlueLinx. 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.

BlueLinx share price

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BlueLinx shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-27.
Latest market closeUSD$28.94
52-week rangeUSD$3.6 - USD$30.35
50-day moving average USD$25.8606
200-day moving average USD$19.1748
Wall St. target priceUSD$25
PE ratio 5.4339
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$5.405

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Is it a good time to buy BlueLinx stock?

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BlueLinx price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $28.94 from 2020-12-18

1 week (2021-01-11) -16.41%
1 month (2020-12-18) 28.94
3 months (2020-10-16) 12.17%
6 months (2020-07-17) 149.91%
1 year (2020-01-17) 101.11%
2 years (2019-01-18) 4.97%
3 years (2018-01-18) 127.69%
5 years (2016-01-15) 8,538.81%

Is BlueLinx under- or over-valued?

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

BlueLinx's P/E ratio

BlueLinx's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, BlueLinx shares trade at around 5x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

BlueLinx's EBITDA

BlueLinx's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$131.2 million.

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

BlueLinx financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.57%
Gross profit TTM USD$356.9 million
Return on assets TTM 6.06%
Return on equity TTM 576.23%
Profit margin 1.79%
Book value $4.039
Market capitalisation USD$277.9 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting BlueLinx shares

There are currently 178,929 BlueLinx shares held short by investors – that's known as BlueLinx's "short interest". This figure is 41.6% down from 306,344 last month.

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

BlueLinx's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

BlueLinx's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of BlueLinx shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of BlueLinx shares traded daily (recently around 142007.14285714). BlueLinx's SIR currently stands at 1.26. In other words for every 100,000 BlueLinx shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1260 shares are currently held short.

However BlueLinx's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of BlueLinx shares, or, against the total number of tradable BlueLinx shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case BlueLinx's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 BlueLinx shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0228% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable BlueLinx shares, roughly 23 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against BlueLinx.

Find out more about how you can short BlueLinx stock.

BlueLinx share dividends

We're not expecting BlueLinx to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have BlueLinx's shares ever split?

BlueLinx's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 14 June 2016. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your BlueLinx shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for BlueLinx shares which in turn could have impacted BlueLinx's share price.

BlueLinx share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, BlueLinx's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.6 up to $30.35. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BXC.US volatility(beta: 2.26)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while BlueLinx's is 2.2551. This would suggest that BlueLinx's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

BlueLinx overview

BlueLinx Holdings Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes building and industrial products in the United States. It distributes structural products, including plywood, oriented strand board, rebar and remesh, lumber, spruce, and other wood products primarily that are used for structural support and walls in construction projects; and specialty products comprising engineered wood, moulding, siding, cedar, metal, and insulation products. The company also provides a range of value-added services and solutions to its customers. It serves dealers, industrial manufacturers, manufactured housing producers, and home improvement retailers through a network of distribution centers. BlueLinx Holdings Inc. is headquartered in Marietta, Georgia.

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