Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ:BECN) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts

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Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc. (NASDAQ:BECN – Free Report) shares have received an average rating of Hold from the seven rating firms covering the stock, reports Marketbeat.com. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four with a hold rating and two with a buy rating for the company. The average 12-month target price among brokers that have published reports on the stock over the last year is $76.00.

A number of brokerage firms have published reports on BECN. BMO Capital Markets raised its price target on Beacon Roofing Supply shares to $90.00 from $75.00 on Friday, June 16 in a research note. StockNews.com began reporting on shares of Beacon Roofing Supply on Thursday, May 18, in a research note. They assigned a “hold” rating to the company. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft raised its price target on Beacon Roofing Supply shares to $86.00 from $85.00 on Friday, May 5 in a research release. Zelman & Associates downgraded shares of Beacon Roofing Supply from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, March 10. Finally, Stephens lowered its price target on Beacon Roofing Supply shares from $70.00 to $68.00 in a report on Monday, May 8th.

Insider buying and selling

In addition, major shareholder Cd&R Investment Associates Ix bought 99,880 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, April 28. The shares were purchased at an average price of $60.07 per share for a total transaction of $5,999,791.60. Following the acquisition, the insider now directly owns 15,171,964 shares of the company’s stock valued at approximately $911,379,877.48. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC available at this hyperlink. In addition, insider Clement Munroe Best III sold 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, May 12. The shares were sold at an average price of $61.00 for a total transaction of $91,500.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 58,183 shares of the company’s stock valued at approximately $3,549,163. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC’s website. In addition, major shareholder Cd&R Investment Associates Ix acquired 99,880 shares of the company in a transaction on Friday, April 28. The shares were purchased at an average price of $60.07 per share for a total transaction of $5,999,791.60. Following the acquisition, the insider now owns 15,171,964 shares of the company’s stock valued at approximately $911,379,877.48. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders sold 21,910 shares of the company’s shares last quarter, valued at $1,558,209. 0.95% of the shares are currently owned by company insiders.

Institutional inflows and outflows

Several institutional investors and hedge funds recently changed their positions in the stock. Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC increased its position in Beacon Roofing Supply by 0.7% during the first quarter. Clayton Dubilier & Rice LLC now owns 15,094,980 shares of the company’s stock valued at $888,340,000 after purchasing an additional 111,593 shares last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. increased its position in Beacon Roofing Supply stock by 8.7% during the first quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 3,963,646 shares of the company’s stock valued at $233,261,000 after purchasing an additional 318,382 shares last quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD increased its position in Beacon Roofing Supply by 4.0% during the second quarter. Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD now owns 2,806,283 shares of the company’s stock valued at $144,131,000 after purchasing an additional 106,890 shares last quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. increased its position in Beacon Roofing Supply by 7.8% during the fourth quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,704,390 shares of the company’s stock valued at $89,975,000 after purchasing an additional 123,383 shares last quarter. Finally, Morgan Stanley increased its position in shares of Beacon Roofing Supply by 467.9% during the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 1,313,406 shares of the company’s stock valued at $69,335,000 after purchasing an additional 1,082,141 shares last quarter.

Beacon Roofing Supply Trading down 0.4%

Beacon Roofing Supply stock opened at $82.98 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $68.51 and a 200-day moving average price of $61.56. Beacon Roofing Supply has a 52-week low of $50.42 and a 52-week high of $84.10. The company has a debt to equity ratio of 1.00, a short term ratio of 1.09 and a current ratio of 2.07. The company has a market cap of $5.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.96 and a beta of 1.58.

Beacon Roofing Supply (NASDAQ:BECN – Free Report) last released its earnings results on Thursday, May 4th. The company reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.67 for the quarter, beating analyst consensus estimates of $0.61 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $1.73 billion in the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.78 billion. Beacon Roofing Supply had a net margin of 5.01% and a return on equity of 27.52%. Research analysts are forecasting that Beacon Roofing Supply will post earnings per share of 6.43 for the year to date.

About Beacon Roofing Supply

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Beacon Roofing Supply, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the distribution of residential and non-residential roofing materials and ancillary building products to contractors, home builders, builders, lumber yards and retailers throughout the United States and Canada. It offers pitched roof and flat roof products; gutters and siding; building materials such as lumber and composites, skylights and windows, plywood and OSB, decking and railings, and HVAC products; and foam board, spray foam, rolls, batts, mineral wool, fiberglass and commercial insulation products, as well as radiant barriers and blown insulation and appliances.

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