The Director Of Masco Corporation (MAS) Purchased 7,000 Shares

As of Wednesday close, Masco Corporation’s (NYSE:MAS) stock was up $0.07, moving up 0.15 percent to $47.33. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 3,321,340 shares. 1 time new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a -$3.88 fall in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 2,353,645, while in the previous 50 days, it was 2,408,254.

Since last month, MAS stock retreated -12.82%. Shares of the company fell to $46.27 on 06/22/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $71.06 was reached on 01/04/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $46.79. Since the beginning of this year, MAS’s stock price has dropped by -32.60% or -$22.89, and marked a new high 2 times. However, the stock has declined by -33.39% since its 52-week high.

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Masco Corporation (MAS) last reported insider trading activity 15 days ago on Jun 08. Stevens Charles K. III, the Director of the company, disposed of 7,000 shares for $56.38 on Jun 08. It resulted in a $394,633 divestment by the insider. Allman Keith J. sold 10,000 shares at an average price of $49.88 on Apr 14. The insider now owns 298,295 shares following the transaction. On Feb 09, VP and CFO Sznewajs John G sold 12,447 shares at $60.25 apiece. The transaction was valued at $749,932.

Valuation Metrics

The latest dividend of $0.28 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.28. On Tuesday February 8 2022, a $0.0450 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended March 30, Masco Corporation’s quick ratio stood at 1.00, while its current ratio was 1.60, showing that the company is able to pay off its debt. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 33.30% percent. In the year ended March 30, operating margins totaled 15.80%. Based on annual data, MAS earned $2.86 billion in gross profit and brought in $8.38 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 35.70%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was -263.10%.

In Masco Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for March 30, it reported total debt of $2.95 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. MAS’s revenue rose 10.5% to $2.02 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $2.2 billion. While analysts expected Masco Corporation to report $0.85 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $0.95 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 11.80%. During the quarter, the company generated $353.0 million in EBITDA. The liabilities of Masco Corporation were 5.69 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended March 30, and its total debt was $3.4 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $235.94 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Masco Corporation’s (MAS) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 33.11%, the RSI 9-day stood at 18.66% on 22 June.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Masco Corporation price is down by -7.58% percent or -$3.88. At present, MAS shares trade -13.58% below its 20-day simple moving average and -23.12% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -6.59% below its SMA50 and -22.65% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 7.29% and Stochastic coefficient D was 6.81%, while ATR was 1.76. Given the Stochastic reading of 9.57% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 27.39%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at -3.24, while the 14-day reading stands at -5.42.

Analyst Ratings

Masco Corporation downgraded its rating on Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) to an Underperform in a note to investors on April 11, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Neutral rating on the stock.Masco Corporation (MAS) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 1 brokerage firm, MAS is a sell, and 9 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 5 analysts rate Masco Corporation stock as buy, with 7 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $66.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $50.00 – $85.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Masco Corporation (MAS) will achieve an average price target of $64.88.


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