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Present Trend: TopBuild Corp. (NYSE: BLD)


TopBuild Corp. is in the basic materials sector and is part of the building materials industry. The company CEO is Gerald Volas. TopBuild Corp is an installer and distributor of insulation products to the United States construction industry.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The BLD stock showed a previous change of -6.61% with an open at 49.77 and a close of 47.16. It reached an intraday high of 50.64 and a low of 47.14.

SeekingAlpha:  TopBuild Corp (BLD) CEO Jerry Volas on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript


The stock has a market cap of $1.6b with 34.6m shares outstanding, of which the float is 34.3m shares. Trading volume reached 402,467 shares compared to its average volume of 415,160 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, TopBuild Corp. shares returned -10.60% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 2.99%. Over three months, it changed -25.15%. In one year it has changed -28.68% and within that year its 52-week high was 87.21 and its 52-week low was 42.18. BLD stock is 11.81% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 70.03 and a 50 day moving average of 50.75. Currently BLD stock is trading -32.66% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a good opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

SeekingAlpha:  TopBuild Corp (BLD) CEO Jerry Volas on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 4.34 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 10.87. Based on 4 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.21. The TTM EPS is 3.83, which comes to a TTM PE of 12.31.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  1.23
06-30-2018:  1.03
03-31-2018:  0.73
12-31-2017:  0.84

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 83.14, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 43.28%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 166.10% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 1,786,110, which is 5.16% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 3.85. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 0.82

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 20.46%, return on assets is 9.73%, profit margin is 8.87%, price-to-sales is 0.78 and price-to-book is 1.50.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 5  :Valuation Score
 5  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 2  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.