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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 3816.21, and so far today it has a volume of 697019. Performance year to date since the 6/10/1983 is 25.61%.

To help you determine whether Masco Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 26.67 and forward P/E is 18.32. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Masco Corporation has a value for PEG of 1.33. P/S ratio is 1.6 and the P/B ratio is *TBA. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 10.69 and 30.69 respectively.

At the current price Masco Corporation is trading at, 35.26 (0.14% today), Masco Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.08%, 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 23.21% 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 331.22, and the number of shares float is 327.99. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 96.60%. The float short is 3.31%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.84. 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 -5.67%, with 53.58% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 5.61% and the 200 day simple moving average is 16.64%.

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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