Are Analysts Bullish Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) After Last Week?

April 23, 2018 - By Marry Poplack

Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 0.98 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 26 investors sold Masco Corporation shares while 199 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 149 raised stakes. 272.45 million shares or 1.07% less from 275.40 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Rafferty Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation accumulated 25,446 shares. Rampart Mngmt Limited Liability Co holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) for 3,962 shares. Shine Invest Advisory holds 765 shares. Livforsakringsbolaget Skandia Omsesidigt has 4,812 shares. Cibc Mkts Corp holds 0.02% or 63,634 shares in its portfolio. Gradient Invs Ltd has 0% invested in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Hudock Cap Group Inc Ltd Liability Com owns 159 shares. First Personal Financial Service invested in 0.02% or 2,269 shares. Glg Partners Limited Partnership stated it has 76,719 shares or 0.16% of all its holdings. Fukoku Mutual Life Insur accumulated 0.04% or 5,400 shares. Zeke Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.04% or 8,621 shares in its portfolio. Hallmark Capital Management invested in 0.08% or 14,583 shares. State Treasurer State Of Michigan reported 0.03% stake. Great West Life Assurance Can accumulated 229,216 shares. Thompson Davis And Inc reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS).

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 sales for $9.47 million activity. MANOOGIAN RICHARD A sold $3.55M worth of stock or 82,701 shares. Another trade for 5,577 shares valued at $233,405 was sold by PAYNE LISA A. LOSH J MICHAEL sold $234,989 worth of stock or 5,592 shares. $682,254 worth of stock was sold by Lindow John P on Thursday, October 26. Gross Joseph B. had sold 10,203 shares worth $438,219. The insider VAN LOKEREN MARY ANN sold 5,654 shares worth $241,844.

Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) Ratings Coverage

Among 17 analysts covering Masco (NYSE:MAS), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. Masco had 22 analyst reports since October 25, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. Raymond James downgraded the shares of MAS in report on Wednesday, October 25 to “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital given on Friday, February 9. The stock of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) earned “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Tuesday, October 31. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, October 25 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Friday, February 9. SunTrust maintained Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) rating on Tuesday, October 24. SunTrust has “Buy” rating and $46.0 target. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Hold” rating and $43 target in Tuesday, February 27 report. The rating was downgraded by Evercore to “In-Line” on Wednesday, January 3. The rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to “Buy” on Thursday, March 22. J.P. Morgan downgraded the shares of MAS in report on Friday, January 5 to “Hold” rating. Below is a list of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) latest ratings and price target changes.

13/04/2018 Broker: Argus Research Rating: Buy New Target: $50.0000
22/03/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Old Target: $43 Upgrade
27/02/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Hold Old Target: $39 New Target: $43 Maintain
09/02/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $46.0 Maintain
09/02/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $50.0 Maintain
22/01/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Hold New Target: $46.0 Maintain
17/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $53.0 Maintain
05/01/2018 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Hold Downgrade
05/01/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
03/01/2018 Broker: Evercore Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: In-Line Downgrade

The stock increased 0.03% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $39.25. About 2.51 million shares traded. Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) has risen 19.95% since April 23, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.40% the S&P500.

Masco Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes home improvement and building products worldwide. The company has market cap of $12.22 billion. The Company’s Plumbing Products segment provides faucets, showerheads, handheld showers, valves, bathing units, shower enclosures, toilets, acrylic tubs, shower trays, spas products, exercise pools and systems, brass and copper plumbing system components, and other non-decorative plumbing products. It has a 23.64 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s Decorative Architectural Products segment offers architectural coatings, including paints, primers, specialty paints, stains, and waterproofing products; cabinet, door, window, and hardware products; and functional hardware, wall plates, hook and rail products, and picture hanging accessories, as well as decorative bath hardware, shower accessories, and shower doors.

Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) Institutional Positions Chart

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