Masco Corp. (MAS) Shares Soar Above 1-Year High

Masco Corp. (NYSE: MAS) has experienced a rise in its stock price by 0.93 compared to its previous closing price of 77.18. However, the company has seen a gain of 1.71% in its stock price over the last five trading days. Zacks Investment Research reported 2024-04-03 that Masco (MAS) is poised to benefit from its strong pricing actions, operational efficiency and strategic expansion initiatives, securing a path for sustained growth.

Is It Worth Investing in Masco Corp. (NYSE: MAS) Right Now?

Masco Corp. (NYSE: MAS) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.37x that is above its average ratio. Additionally, the 36-month beta value for MAS is 1.27. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 11 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 6 rating it as “overweight,” 8 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

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The public float for MAS is 218.90M and currently, short sellers hold a 2.16% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of MAS on April 04, 2024 was 2.10M shares.

MAS’s Market Performance

The stock of Masco Corp. (MAS) has seen a 1.71% increase in the past week, with a 0.03% rise in the past month, and a 17.02% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 1.76%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 1.94% for MAS. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is 2.11% for MAS’s stock, with a simple moving average of 25.07% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of MAS

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for MAS stocks, with Citigroup repeating the rating for MAS by listing it as a “Neutral.” The predicted price for MAS in the upcoming period, according to Citigroup is $70 based on the research report published on February 02, 2024 of the current year 2024.

Wells Fargo gave a rating of “Overweight” to MAS, setting the target price at $58 in the report published on October 17th of the previous year.

MAS Trading at 5.83% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought MAS to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -1.32% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.94%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.76%, as shares surge +1.70% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +12.83% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MAS rose by +1.71%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +39.06% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $76.36. In addition, Masco Corp. saw 16.30% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at MAS starting from Allman Keith J., who sale 1,260,508 shares at the price of $75.79 back on Mar 06 ’24. After this action, Allman Keith J. now owns 190,079 shares of Masco Corp., valued at $95,538,185 using the latest closing price.

Straber Renee, the VP – Chief HR Officer of Masco Corp., sale 52,264 shares at $76.31 during a trade that took place back on Mar 05 ’24, which means that Straber Renee is holding 33,864 shares at $3,988,423 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for MAS

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.17 for the present operating margin
  • 0.36 for the gross margin

The net margin for Masco Corp. stands at 0.11. The total capital return value is set at 0.37.

Based on Masco Corp. (MAS), the company’s capital structure generated 1.04 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.44. The debt to equity ratio resting at -25.44. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 24.96.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 1.51 billion with net debt to EBITDA at 1.89. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 2.47. The receivables turnover for the company is 7.31for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 1.49. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.68.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Masco Corp. (MAS) has seen better performance in recent times. Analysts have a mixed opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others rating it as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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