NCI Building Systems Inc. (NYSE:NCS) shares fell 4% on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $14.08 and last traded at $14.09, with a volume of 323,363 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $14.68.

A number of research firms have recently weighed in on NCS. FBR & Co reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $18.00 target price (up from $17.00) on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research report on Thursday, June 2nd. Stephens downgraded shares of NCI Building Systems from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and increased their target price for the company from $14.00 to $17.00 in a research report on Friday, June 3rd. DA Davidson set a $17.00 target price on shares of NCI Building Systems and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 31st. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of NCI Building Systems in a research report on Wednesday, June 29th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of NCI Building Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 30th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. NCI Building Systems has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $16.83.

The company’s 50 day moving average price is $16.26 and its 200 day moving average price is $15.46. The firm has a market cap of $1.01 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.95 and a beta of 1.77.

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NCI Building Systems (NYSE:NCS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, August 30th. The company reported $0.33 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.29 by $0.04. The business earned $462.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $450.46 million. NCI Building Systems had a net margin of 3.00% and a return on equity of 20.05%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 9.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.15 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that NCI Building Systems Inc. will post $0.76 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, CEO Norman C. Chambers sold 6,400 shares of NCI Building Systems stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.95, for a total value of $95,680.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 720,018 shares in the company, valued at $10,764,269.10. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Todd R. Moore sold 66,614 shares of NCI Building Systems stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.95, for a total transaction of $1,062,493.30. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 125,736 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,005,489.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 4.49% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Numeric Investors LLC raised its stake in shares of NCI Building Systems by 122.9% in the second quarter. Numeric Investors LLC now owns 1,558,991 shares of the company’s stock worth $24,928,000 after buying an additional 859,555 shares in the last quarter. Royce & Associates LP raised its stake in shares of NCI Building Systems by 1.3% in the first quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 1,526,151 shares of the company’s stock worth $21,671,000 after buying an additional 20,000 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in shares of NCI Building Systems by 12.2% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 1,225,344 shares of the company’s stock worth $19,593,000 after buying an additional 133,127 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in shares of NCI Building Systems by 35.3% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 850,625 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,601,000 after buying an additional 221,775 shares in the last quarter. Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. raised its stake in shares of NCI Building Systems by 52.9% in the second quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 798,493 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,767,000 after buying an additional 276,119 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 97.00% of the company’s stock.

About NCI Building Systems

NCI Building Systems, Inc is a manufacturer and marketer of metal products for the non-residential construction industry. The Company operates through three segments: engineered building systems, metal components and metal coil coating. The metal coil coating segment consists of cleaning, treating, painting and slitting continuous steel coils before the steel is fabricated for use by construction and industrial users.

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