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Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 11409.1. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Masco Corporation is 34.55 (with a change from open of -0.78%), this in conjunction with a target price of 38.93. Volume today has so far reached 4162400, with an average volume of about 3848.76. The GAP for this stock, is 0.00%.

The P/E ratio is 26.17, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 17.95. The current EPS for Masco Corporation, is 1.32, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -54.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 23.26%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Masco Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 23.00% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 19.52%. Quarter over quarter is 42.40% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 3.70%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 18.70%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -0.90%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.50% and institutional ownership is 94.90%. Shares outstanding is 330.22, while shares float is at a value of 326.95. Float short for Masco Corporation is 2.82% and the short ratio is 2.4.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is *TBA, while the total debt/equity comes to *TBA. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.9, and the quick ratio is 1.4. The most recent gross margin is 32.90% and their operating margin is 14.30%. The profit margin is 6.00%.

Masco Corporation has seen returns on assets of 7.50%, and on investment, 19.00%. Return on equity is -327.00%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.34. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.57, with Price/book ratio coming to *TBA and Price/cash is 10.46, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 30.02.

The simple moving averages are -1.44% and 11.66% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -7.57% and the 52 week low is 50.49%.

Masco Corporation has a dividend yield of 1.10%, with a current price of 34.55. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 28.60%. This is in an industry, General Building Materials, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Industrial Goods. Masco Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the General Building Materials industry means that Masco Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 3.47%, with performance for the month coming to -2.57%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 13.74%, and for the half year the performance is 42.42%. Volatility for this week is 1.81% and for the month this is 1.83%.

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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