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Is Masco Corporation(NYSE: MAS), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/10/1983. Masco Corporation is in the General Building Materials industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Masco Corporation, is 3931.4, and so far today it has a volume of 1432198. Performance year to date since the 6/10/1983 is 30.14%.

To help you determine whether Masco Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 27.64 and forward P/E is 19.05. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Masco Corporation has a value for PEG of 1.37. P/S ratio is 1.67 and the P/B ratio is *TBA. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 11.16 and 32.04 respectively.

At the current price Masco Corporation is trading at, 36.35 (-0.36% today), Masco Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.04%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 28.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.32, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 22.52% after growing -54.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 42.40%, and 3.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 333.74, and the number of shares float is 327.98. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 95.40%. The float short is 3.82%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.18. Management has seen a return on assets of 7.50%, and also a return on investment of 19.00%.

The ability for Masco Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.9, and quick ratio is 1.4. Long term debt/equity is *TBA and total debt/equity is *TBA. In terms of margins, Masco Corporation has a gross margin of 32.90%, with its operating margin at 14.30%, and Masco Corporation has a profit margin of 6.00%.

The 52 week high is -2.76%, with 58.33% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 12.78% and the 200 day simple moving average is 22.74%.

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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