Ply Gem (NYSE:PGEM) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows

Media stories about Ply Gem (NYSE:PGEM) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ply Gem earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the construction company an impact score of 47.0824024406849 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

A number of analysts have recently commented on PGEM shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Ply Gem from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 31st. ValuEngine raised Ply Gem from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a $23.00 price objective on Ply Gem and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 14th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $22.00.

NYSE:PGEM opened at $21.65 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.12, a current ratio of 1.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 10.08. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.48 billion, a PE ratio of 22.09 and a beta of 2.36. Ply Gem has a one year low of $14.55 and a one year high of $22.20.

Ply Gem (NYSE:PGEM) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, March 5th. The construction company reported $0.16 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.18 by ($0.02). Ply Gem had a return on equity of 144.46% and a net margin of 3.32%. The company had revenue of $516.86 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $494.93 million. sell-side analysts expect that Ply Gem will post 1.49 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Ply Gem Company Profile

Ply Gem Holdings, Inc manufactures and sells residential and commercial building products in the United States and Canada. It operates in two segments: Siding, Fencing, and Stone; and Windows and Doors. The Siding, Fencing, and Stone segment offers vinyl siding and skirting, steel siding, vinyl and aluminum soffit, aluminum trim and gutter coil, fabricated aluminum gutter, aluminum and steel roofing accessory, cellular polyvinyl chloride trim and moulding, J-channel, wide crown molding, window and door trim, F-channel, H-mold, fascia, undersill trim, outside/inside corner post, rain removal system, vinyl fence and railing, engineered slate and cedar shake roofing, and stone veneer products.

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