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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Masco Corporation, MAS

Masco Corporation, MAS is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is General Building Materials in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in USA, Masco Corporation, MAS  has a market cap of 12066.12. Since its IPO date on the 6/10/1983, Masco Corporation, MAS performance year to date is 30.14%. Today Masco Corporation, MAS has gained -0.77%, with a current price of 36.2.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 95.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 28.60%. Return of assets are at 7.50%, with return on investment at 19.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Masco Corporation, MAS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of *TBA. While Total debt/equity is *TBA. With a profit margin of 6.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 32.90%, and operating margin of 14.30%. Masco Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.9, while the quick ratio is 1.4.

For the last year Masco Corporation, MAS has seen a EPS growth of -54.80%. A performance for the year of 37.77%. The 52-week high is -3.16%, and the 52-week low is 57.67%. The average volume for Masco Corporation, MAS is 1083999.

With a target price of 38.87, can Masco Corporation, MAS reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Masco Corporation, MAS. Masco Corporation has a P/E of 27.64 and a forward P/E of 19.03. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.37. Masco Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.66 and *TBA respectively. For P/cash, Masco Corporation has a value of 11.06, while it is 31.75 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 36.2, Masco Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.04%. We see a return on equity of -327.00%.

Looking more long-term Masco Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 20.13%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 22.88% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -54.80% for this year and for the last five years a 18.70% growth has been seen.

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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