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How to buy Builders FirstSource stock

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Builders FirstSource, Inc is a building products & equipment business based in the US. Builders FirstSource shares (BLDR) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Builders FirstSource employs 15,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$7.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Builders FirstSource

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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 Builders FirstSource. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BLDR. 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 Builders FirstSource 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 Builders FirstSource, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Builders FirstSource. 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.

Builders FirstSource share price

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Builders FirstSource shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$9 - USD$44.13
50-day moving average USD$40.9468
200-day moving average USD$35.3832
Wall St. target priceUSD$47.15
PE ratio 22.667
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.841

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Is it a good time to buy Builders FirstSource stock?

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Is Builders FirstSource under- or over-valued?

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

Builders FirstSource's P/E ratio

Builders FirstSource's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Builders FirstSource shares trade at around 23x 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.

Builders FirstSource's PEG ratio

Builders FirstSource's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.81. 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 Builders FirstSource's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Builders FirstSource's EBITDA

Builders FirstSource's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$520.7 million.

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

Builders FirstSource financials

Revenue TTM USD$7.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.2%
Gross profit TTM USD$2 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.93%
Return on equity TTM 24.06%
Profit margin 2.76%
Book value $8.629
Market capitalisation USD$8.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Builders FirstSource shares

There are currently 8.9 million Builders FirstSource shares held short by investors – that's known as Builders FirstSource's "short interest". This figure is 12.1% down from 10.1 million last month.

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

Builders FirstSource's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Builders FirstSource's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Builders FirstSource shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Builders FirstSource shares traded daily (recently around 3.3 million). Builders FirstSource's SIR currently stands at 2.67. In other words for every 100,000 Builders FirstSource shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2670 shares are currently held short.

However Builders FirstSource's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Builders FirstSource shares, or, against the total number of tradable Builders FirstSource shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Builders FirstSource's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Builders FirstSource shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0466% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Builders FirstSource shares, roughly 47 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 Builders FirstSource.

Find out more about how you can short Builders FirstSource stock.

Builders FirstSource share dividends

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

Builders FirstSource share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Builders FirstSource's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9 up to $44.13. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Builders FirstSource's is 2.5742. This would suggest that Builders FirstSource's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

Builders FirstSource overview

Builders FirstSource, Inc. manufactures and supplies building materials, manufactured components, and construction services to professional homebuilders, sub-contractors, remodelers, and consumers in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Northeast, Southeast, South, and West. It offers lumber and lumber sheet goods comprising dimensional lumber, plywood, and oriented strand board products that are used in on-site house framing; manufactured products, such as wood floor and roof trusses, steel roof trusses, wall panels, stairs, and engineered wood products; and windows, and interior and exterior door units, as well as interior trims and custom products under the Synboard brand name. The company also offers gypsum, roofing, and insulation products, including wallboards, ceilings, joint treatments, and finishes; and siding, metal, and concrete products, such as vinyl, composite, and wood siding products, as well as exterior trims, other exteriors, metal studs, and cement products. In addition, it provides other building products and services, such as cabinets and hardware, as well as turn-key framing, shell construction, design assistance, and professional installation services. The company was formerly known as BSL Holdings, Inc. and changed its name to Builders FirstSource, Inc. in October 1999. Builders FirstSource, Inc. was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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