Insider Activity Monitoring: Masco Corporation (MAS)

Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) saw a downside of -0.18% to close Tuesday at $56.65 after subtracting -$0.1 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 1,454,560 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $57.83 in the past week. An average of 2,126,380 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 1,880,000.

MAS’s 1-month performance is -5.36% or -$2.89 on its low of $54.71 reached on 09/28/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $51.53 and high of $68.54, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 05/10/21. YTD, MAS has achieved 3.13% or $1.72. However, the current price is down -17.35%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Jul 14, 91 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Masco Corporation (MAS). Allman Keith J. (President and CEO) most recently sold 10,000 shares at $58.28 per share on Jul 14. This transaction cost the insider $582,800. Director, Ffolkes Marie A, sold 3,186 shares at a price of $63.88 on May 17. Then, on May 10, VP and CFO Sznewajs John G sold 10,000 shares at a price of $68.12 per share. This transaction amounted to $681,213.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 31.62 and a low of 6.794. MAS stock has a beta of 1.29. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 1.76 while the price to cash flow ratio at 22.98.

Masco Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.94 per share. Its dividend yield is 1.66% and the payout ratio is 32.20%. MAS’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was made on Aug. 30, when it paid $0.2350 a share compared with prior rate of $0.2350, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.0950 reported on Thursday May 13 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 34.57% yearly.

It is projected that Masco Corporation’s next ex-dividend date will be on 16-Nov. MAS is expected to distribute $0.235 as its next dividend.

Masco Corporation’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 1.30, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.80 meaning that MAS stock is able to fulfill its debt obligations. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 36.30%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 19.89% while for the period ending June 29; Masco Corporation’s operating margin was 19.20%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $2.59 billion against revenue of $7.19 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 19.05% to $2.18 billion, while revenue of $1.97 billion was 9.59% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected MAS to announce $1.04 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $1.14, representing a 9.60% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $437.0 million. MAS stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 5.36 billion, with total debt at $3.11 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $247.16 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Masco Corporation (MAS) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 48.08% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 10.02%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $56.71, reflecting a +1.40% or $0.78 change from its current price. MAS is currently trading -3.92% above its 20-day SMA, -7.48% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -4.53% and -0.25% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 65.65% and 66.73% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 1.04. The RSI (14) points at 44.31%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 62.24% with the period’s ATR at 1.06. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.44 and 0.58 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), Wells Fargo launched coverage with an Overweight rating. Analysts offering their rating for MAS stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 1 brokerage advisors rate MAS as a “sell,”, while 9 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 3 rates the stock as overweight while 6 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is MAS’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $60.00 and a high of $83.00, with their median price target at $71.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Masco Corporation (MAS) stock is $70.14.


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