How to buy Builders FirstSource shares | $42.32

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Builders FirstSource, Inc (BLDR) is a leading building products and equipment business based in the US. It opened the day at $43.09 after a previous close of $43.25. During the day the price has varied from a low of $41.1 to a high of $43.38. The latest price was $42.32 (25 minute delay). Builders FirstSource is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 26,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Builders FirstSource

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: BLDR in this case.
  5. Research Builders FirstSource shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Builders FirstSource shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

Builders FirstSource share price

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Builders FirstSource shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-04.
Open$43.09
High$43.38
Low$41.1
Close$42.32
Previous close$43.25
Change $-0.93
Change % -2.1503%
Volume 2,468,604
Information last updated 2021-04-30.
52-week range$15.56 - $50.83
50-day moving average $47.2394
200-day moving average $40.5737
Wall St. target price$53.29
PE ratio 18.3195
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.66
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Fees for buying 20x Builders FirstSource shares with popular platforms

Both exchange rates and share prices fluctuate in real time, so the costs presented here should be considered as a guide only. They do not incorporate stamp duty. Always refer to the platform itself for availability and pricing – which may differ from our information.

Platform Platform fee Min. initial deposit Trading fee estimate
Fineco logo £0 No minimum £6.10
£616.27 total
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eToro Free Stocks logo £0 $200 £3.05
£613.22 total
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Degiro Share Dealing logo £0 £0.01 £1.10
£611.27 total
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Stake logo £0 £50 £3.11
£613.28 total
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Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account logo £0 £1 £18.11
£628.28 total
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interactive investor Trading Account logo £9.99 per month No minimum £17.20
£627.37 total
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Halifax Share Dealing Account logo £36 per year £20 £17.18
£627.35 total
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Is it a good time to buy Builders FirstSource stock?

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Builders FirstSource price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $42.32

1 week (2021-04-28) -13.72%
1 month (2021-04-09) -12.91%
3 months (2021-02-09) -2.69%
6 months (2020-11-09) 31.39%
1 year (2020-05-08) 136.56%
2 years (2019-05-09) 153.41%
3 years (2018-05-09) 114.28%
5 years (2016-05-09) 280.58%

Is Builders FirstSource under- or over-valued?

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

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 18x. In other words, Builders FirstSource shares trade at around 18x 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.

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 PEG ratio below 1 can be interpreted as meaning the shares are not overvalued given the current rate of growth.

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.

EBITDA

Builders FirstSource's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $660.4 million (£0.0 million).

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

Financials

Revenue TTM $8.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.35%
Gross profit TTM $2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 9.16%
Return on equity TTM 31.71%
Profit margin 3.66%
Book value $9.867
Market capitalisation $10.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Builders FirstSource shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "BLDR.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 10.7 million Builders FirstSource shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 3.1% down from 11.0 million last month.

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

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 2.0 million). Builders FirstSource's SIR currently stands at 5.23. In other words for every 100,000 Builders FirstSource shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5230 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 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Builders FirstSource shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0556% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Builders FirstSource shares, roughly 56 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 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. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Builders FirstSource's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.56 up to $50.83. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BLDR.US volatility(beta: 2.45)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 Builders FirstSource's is 2.4473. This would suggest that Builders FirstSource's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

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