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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 $42.5 after a previous close of $42.61. During the day the price has varied from a low of $42.36 to a high of $43.66. The latest price was $43.36 (25 minute delay). Builders FirstSource is listed on the NASDAQ and employs 26,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How has coronavirus impacted Builders FirstSource's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Builders FirstSource's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $44.54, which is 40.08% up on its pre-crash value of $26.69 and 394.89% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $9.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Builders FirstSource shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $451.25 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,807.43.

Builders FirstSource share price

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Builders FirstSource shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-06-15.
Open$42.5
High$43.66
Low$42.36
Close$43.36
Previous close$42.61
Change $0.75
Change % 1.7602%
Volume 2,732,130
Information last updated 2021-06-10.
52-week range$19.03 - $53.99
50-day moving average $46.8663
200-day moving average $43.3144
Wall St. target price$62.07
PE ratio 12.622
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.402
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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 $43.36

1 week (2021-06-08) 2.60%
1 month (2021-05-14) -9.53%
3 months (2021-03-16) -5.33%
6 months (2020-12-16) 21.19%
1 year (2020-06-16) 88.11%
2 years (2019-06-14) 181.01%
3 years (2018-06-15) 129.66%
5 years (2016-06-16) 298.90%

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 13x. In other words, Builders FirstSource shares trade at around 13x 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 $970 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 $10.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 6.84%
Gross profit TTM $2.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.23%
Return on equity TTM 16.41%
Profit margin 4.36%
Book value $24.094
Market capitalisation $8.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Builders FirstSource shares

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There are currently 12.1 million Builders FirstSource shares held short by investors – that's known as the "short interest". This figure is 5.3% up from 11.5 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 2.5 million). Builders FirstSource's SIR currently stands at 4.84. In other words for every 100,000 Builders FirstSource shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4840 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 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Builders FirstSource shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0638% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Builders FirstSource shares, roughly 64 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. 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 $19.03 up to $53.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BLDR.US volatility(beta: 2.42)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 2.4201. 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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