| Builders FirstSource, through its subsidiaries Co. is a supplier and manufacturer of building materials, manufactured components and construction services to homebuilders, sub-contractors, remodelers and consumers. Co. provides a solution to its customers providing manufacturing, supply and installation of structural and related building products. Co.'s manufactured products include factory-built roof and floor trusses, and wall panels. Co. also assembles interior and exterior doors into pre-hung units. Additionally, Co. supplies its customers with building products not manufactured by Co., such as dimensional lumber and lumber sheet goods and various window, door and millwork lines.
When researching a stock like Builders FirstSource, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from BLDR Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for BLDR stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the BLDR 200 day moving average ("BLDR 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the BLDR 50 day moving average ("BLDR 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Builders FirstSource.