Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS)- Hot Stocks Retreats on New Development

Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) under comprehensive financial analysis presented as an active mover. Shares eased up 0.79% to trade at $34.65 in recent trading session. The firm has floated short ration of 2.34%, hold to candle to sentiment indicator of Short Ratio, which was 2.39.

Limelight under Ratio Analysis

Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) has noticeable price to earnings growth ratio of 1.13, which find it more attractive on the other stock that has lower PEG and vice versa. The firm price to earnings ratio calculated as 23.54. The co stands at price to sale ratio of 1.51 that signifies the value placed on each dollar of a firm’s sales or incomes; it is most relevant ratio to compare companies in similar sector.

Analysts Rating

Lets us look over what analysts have to say about performance of the MAS. Starting with EPS for the final quarter of this year. EPS is usually the indicator of profitability for the company. According to WSJ analysis, the Q4 2016 current estimates trends were for $0.36 as compared to the next year Q1 current trend of $0.59. While on annual basis the current EPS estimates trend for FY 2017 came in for $2.12 as compared to three months ago $2.12.

The stock prices target chart showed high target of 41 kept by analysts at WSJ while the average price target was for 37.50 as compared to current price of 34.65. Somehow, the stock managed to gain BUY ratings by 15 analysts in current tenure as 2 analysts having overweight ratings, 6 recommend as HOLD. Overall, the consensus ratings were for Overweight by the pool of analysts.

Profitability Analysis

Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) need to consider for profitability analysis, the firm has profit margin of positive 6.60% to find consistent trends in a firm’s earnings. Gross profit margin and operating profit margin calculated as 33.40% and 14.30% respectively. MAS has returns on investment of 28%. The returns on assets were 8.70% that gives an idea about how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. It has returns on equity of -303.60%, which is measuring profitability by disclosing how much profit generates by MAS with the shareholders’ money.

The firm attains analyst recommendation of 1.90 on scale of 1-5. The co has price volatility of 1.57% for a week and 1.61% for a month. Narrow down focus to firm performance, its weekly performance was 2.79% and monthly performance was 4.65%. The stock price of MAS is moving up from its 20 days moving average with 2.26% and isolated positively from 50 days moving average with 4.26%.

Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) current ratio calculated as 2, this value is acceptable if it lies in 1.3% to 3%. But it varies industry to industry. To strengthen these views, active industry firm has Quick Ratio of 1.50, which indicates firm has sufficient short-term assets to cover its immediate liabilities.

 

About Blake Escott

Blake Escott holds junior writer position in SWR. Before joining Streetwise Report, he was a freelance content Writer. He has high-level copywriting experience and particularly experienced in proofreading and editing. He covers news about different companies including all US market sectors. Interests: Commodities, Energy stocks, Sector-wise Stocks analysis, Utilities

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