Ply Gem (NYSE:PGEM) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

News headlines about Ply Gem (NYSE:PGEM) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ply Gem earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.0954038054468 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Shares of Ply Gem (NYSE:PGEM) traded up $0.10 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $18.20. 125,783 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 164,569. Ply Gem has a twelve month low of $14.55 and a twelve month high of $20.00. The company has a market capitalization of $1,242.71, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.10 and a beta of 2.51. The company has a current ratio of 1.92, a quick ratio of 1.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 13.73.

Ply Gem (NYSE:PGEM) last announced its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The construction company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.45 by ($0.04). The company had revenue of $564.66 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $563.96 million. Ply Gem had a net margin of 3.02% and a return on equity of 240.74%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.75 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that Ply Gem will post 1.06 EPS for the current year.

A number of brokerages have weighed in on PGEM. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Ply Gem from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, August 14th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of Ply Gem in a research report on Monday, October 16th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Ply Gem in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ply Gem from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Ply Gem presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.50.

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About Ply Gem

Ply Gem Holdings, Inc is a manufacturer of exterior building products in North America. The Company operates through two segments: Siding, Fencing, and Stone, and Windows and Doors. In the Siding, Fencing, and Stone segment, its principal products include vinyl siding and skirting, vinyl and aluminum soffit, aluminum trim coil, cellular PVC trim and moldings, J-channels, wide crown molding, window and door trim, F-channels, H-molds, fascia, undersill trims, outside/inside corner posts, rain removal systems, injection molded designer accents, such as shakes, shingles, scallops, shutters, vents and mounts, vinyl fence, vinyl railing and stone veneer in the United States and Canada.

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