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Stock in the Spotlight: Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS)

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Masco Corporation is part of the building materials industry and is part of the basic materials sector. The company CEO is Keith J. Allman. Masco Corp provides homebuilding solutions the United States. Its array of products entails faucets, showerheads, paints and coatings.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The MAS stock showed a previous change of 0.92% with an open at 36.00 and a close of 36.23. It reached an intraday high of 36.34 and a low of 35.92.

SeekingAlpha:  Masco Warrants Near-Term Caution

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $10.7b with 294.5m shares outstanding, of which the float is 289.5m shares. Trading volume reached 4,634,202 shares compared to its average volume of 4,401,545 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Masco Corporation shares returned 9.16% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 25.82%. Over three months, it changed 18.91%. In one year it has changed -14.91% and within that year its 52-week high was 43.69 and its 52-week low was 27.03. MAS stock is 34.04% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 35.01 and a 50 day moving average of 31.18. Currently MAS stock is trading 3.50% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

SeekingAlpha:  Masco Warrants Near-Term Caution

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.49 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 21.69. Based on 9 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.56. The TTM EPS is 2.49, which comes to a TTM PE of 14.55.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.64
09-30-2018:  0.65
06-30-2018:  0.75
03-31-2018:  0.45

The dividend per share is currently 0.48, which is a dividend yield of 1.32%. Also, the payout ratio is 19.28%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 28.07, which means it may be overvalued by -29.09%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 1.60% of insider ownership and 134.70% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 9,615,791, which is 3.27% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 2.24. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 1.41

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 13.31%, profit margin is 9.38%, price-to-sales is 1.26 and price-to-book is 301.43.

Company Scores:

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

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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.

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