Dimensional Fund Advisors LP Raises Stake in NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS)

Dimensional Fund Advisors LP grew its stake in shares of NCI Building Systems Inc (NYSE:NCS) by 3.4% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,033,165 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 66,446 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 1.62% of NCI Building Systems worth $14,741,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in NCI Building Systems by 3.1% in the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 3,117,966 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $22,604,000 after buying an additional 92,543 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in NCI Building Systems by 4.4% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,076,374 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $31,457,000 after buying an additional 87,714 shares during the period. LSV Asset Management boosted its holdings in NCI Building Systems by 232.3% in the 4th quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 1,692,173 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $12,268,000 after buying an additional 1,183,003 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. boosted its holdings in NCI Building Systems by 21.2% in the 4th quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 1,083,950 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $7,858,000 after buying an additional 189,852 shares during the period. Finally, Two Sigma Investments LP boosted its holdings in NCI Building Systems by 63.4% in the 4th quarter. Two Sigma Investments LP now owns 804,882 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $5,835,000 after buying an additional 312,429 shares during the period. 93.67% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

NYSE NCS traded up $0.12 on Monday, hitting $5.83. The stock had a trading volume of 2,090,487 shares, compared to its average volume of 810,733. The business has a 50-day moving average of $5.22. The company has a quick ratio of 0.99, a current ratio of 1.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 3.89. The company has a market capitalization of $731.75 million, a P/E ratio of 4.02, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.68 and a beta of 1.82. NCI Building Systems Inc has a 52-week low of $5.39 and a 52-week high of $23.35.

NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May 8th. The construction company reported ($0.28) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.02 by ($0.30). The company had revenue of $1.06 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.02 billion. NCI Building Systems had a net margin of 3.15% and a return on equity of 33.27%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 152.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.14 EPS.

In other NCI Building Systems news, Chairman James S. Metcalf bought 96,348 shares of NCI Building Systems stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 10th. The shares were bought at an average price of $6.02 per share, with a total value of $580,014.96. Following the acquisition, the chairman now owns 387,860 shares in the company, valued at $2,334,917.20. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Gary L. Forbes bought 10,000 shares of NCI Building Systems stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 31st. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $4.45 per share, for a total transaction of $44,500.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 102,661 shares in the company, valued at approximately $456,841.45. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have bought 205,000 shares of company stock worth $1,104,252. Corporate insiders own 1.54% of the company’s stock.

NCS has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Barclays reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Sunday, May 12th. Seaport Global Securities reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research note on Sunday, May 12th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $7.80.

About NCI Building Systems

NCI Building Systems, Inc designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets metal products for the nonresidential construction industry in North America. It operates in four segments: Engineered Building Systems, Metal Components, Insulated Metal Panels, and Metal Coil Coating. The Engineered Building Systems segment offers engineered structural members and panels; and self-storage building systems under the Metallic, Mid-West Steel, A & S, All American, Mesco, Star, Ceco, Robertson, Garco, Heritage, and SteelBuilding.com brands to builders, general contractors, developers, and end users directly, as well as through private label companies.

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