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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS)?

The company in question is, Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) currently with a stock price of 36.47 (-0.56% today). The market cap for Masco Corporation is 12128.97, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and General Building Materials industry. The target price for Masco Corporation is 38.87. Currently Masco Corporation is trading with a P/E of 27.78, and a forward P/E of 19.13. Average volume for Masco Corporation is 3883.96 and so far today it is 1039268.

Performance in the last year for Masco Corporation has been 40.53%. For EPS growth, Masco Corporation has seen a growth of -54.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 22.88%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 18.70% over the last five years and could be 20.13% for the next five years. Masco Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 3.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 42.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is 11.53%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 22.07%.

Since the IPO date for Masco Corporation on the 6/10/1983, Masco Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 30.82%. With Masco Corporation trading at 36.47, the dividend yield is 1.04%, and the EPS is 1.32.

So could Masco Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 27.78. The PEG is 1.38, P/S is 1.67 and the P/B is at *TBA. The P/cash is 11.12, with P/free cash flow at 31.92.

Masco Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.9, and the quick ratio is 1.4. This is with long term debt/equity at *TBA, and total debt/equity at *TBA.

In terms of margins, Masco Corporation has a gross margin of 32.90%, an operating margin of 14.30% and a profit margin of 6.00%.Payout ratio for Masco Corporation is 28.60%. Return on assets come to 7.50% with return on investment coming to 19.00%.

Insider ownership for Masco Corporation, is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 95.40%. Outstanding shares are at 330.76. While shares float is 327.99. The float short is currently 3.82%, and short ratio is 3.22.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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