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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 35.31 (-0.42% today). The market cap for Masco Corporation is 11683.02, 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 26.75, and a forward P/E of 18.37. Average volume for Masco Corporation is 3805.88 and so far today it is 2216400.

Performance in the last year for Masco Corporation has been 36.40%. For EPS growth, Masco Corporation has seen a growth of -54.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 23.21%. 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 2.74%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 15.38%.

Since the IPO date for Masco Corporation on the 6/10/1983, Masco Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 25.97%. With Masco Corporation trading at 35.31, the dividend yield is 1.08%, and the EPS is 1.32.

So could Masco Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 26.75. The PEG is 1.33, P/S is 1.61 and the P/B is at *TBA. The P/cash is 10.71, with P/free cash flow at 30.74.

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 94.60%. Outstanding shares are at 330.87. While shares float is 327.99. The float short is currently 2.92%, and short ratio is 2.52.

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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