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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 06/10/1983. Masco Corporation is in the General Building Materials industry and Industrial Goods sector. Average volume for Masco Corporation, is 3405.42, and so far today it has a volume of 4260200. Performance year to date since the 06/10/1983 is 17.02%.

To help you determine whether Masco Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 27.63 and forward P/E is 17.85. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Masco Corporation has a value for PEG of 1.29. P/S ratio is 1.47 and the P/B ratio is *TBA. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 4.46 and 22.88 respectively.

At the current price Masco Corporation is trading at, 32.8 (1.80% today), Masco Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.16%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 31.70%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.19, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 20.37% after growing -54.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 86.50%, and 3.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 322.21, and the number of shares float is 322.21. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 93.90%. The float short is 3.73%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.53. Management has seen a return on assets of 6.60%, and also a return on investment of 19.00%.

The ability for Masco Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.5, and quick ratio is 1.3. Long term debt/equity is *TBA and total debt/equity is *TBA. In terms of margins, Masco Corporation has a gross margin of 32.30%, with its operating margin at 13.60%, and Masco Corporation has a profit margin of 5.50%.

The 52 week high is -0.05%, with 47.58% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 4.97% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.21%.

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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