News articles about BlueLinx (NYSE:BXC) have been trending positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. BlueLinx earned a media sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.5865539745687 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Separately, ValuEngine raised BlueLinx from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, February 5th.
NYSE BXC traded up $0.09 during trading on Friday, hitting $35.86. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 261,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 393,839. The company has a quick ratio of 1.33, a current ratio of 2.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.90. The company has a market cap of $312.35, a P/E ratio of 5.03 and a beta of 1.86. BlueLinx has a 52 week low of $7.57 and a 52 week high of $38.77.
In other news, CFO Susan C. O’farrell acquired 900 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 13th. The shares were bought at an average price of $34.02 per share, with a total value of $30,618.00. Following the acquisition, the chief financial officer now owns 28,252 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $961,133.04. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Kim S. Fennebresque acquired 35,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 15th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $31.41 per share, for a total transaction of $1,099,350.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 19,850 shares in the company, valued at approximately $623,488.50. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders acquired 40,700 shares of company stock worth $1,291,180. Company insiders own 2.29% of the company’s stock.
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BlueLinx Holdings, Inc is a distributor of building products in North America. The Company operates its distribution business through a network of approximately 40 distribution centers. It serves metropolitan areas in the United States and delivers building products to a range of wholesale and retail customers.
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