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Value Investing Philosophy And Masco Corporation (NYSE: MAS)?

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Masco Corporation (MAS) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$1.02, or -1.71%, to $58.70. The Masco Corporation has recorded 31,800 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Behr Paint Company Announces 2024 Colour of the Year, “Cracked Pepper,” A Soft Black that Exudes Confidence and Instantly Elevates any Indoor and Outdoor Space.

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Stocks Info

MAS belongs to the Industrials sector of the NYSE while operating in the Building Products & Equipment industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $59.72 and fluctuated between $60.00 as its day high and $59.40 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Masco Corporation is $13.27B. A total of 1.21 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.74M shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, MAS has seen 4 BUY and 4 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 218,725 and the disposition of 239,240 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 29 BUYs and 48 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 820,197 shares during that period but sold 925,401.

In the most recent transaction, Straber Renee sold 41,200 shares of MAS for 61.13 per share on Jul 28. After the transaction, the VP – Chief HR Officer now owns 31,995 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jul 13, Allman Keith J. sold 188,040 shares at 59.77 per share. MAS shares that President and CEO owns now total 200,305.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Cole Kenneth G. disposed of 10,000 shares on Jun 07 at a per-share price of $54.95. This resulted in the VP, General Counsel and Sec. holding 70,198 shares of MAS after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Sznewajs John G sold 15,007 shares at $54.00 per share on May 10. Company shares held by the VP and CFO now total 187,784.


Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Masco Corporation pays an annual dividend of $1.14, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.91%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 16.90. MAS’s most recent ex-dividend date was 8/10/2023 when it declared a $0.2850 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 8/28/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 6/12/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 5/25/2023. The MAS stock dividend was $0.2850 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for MAS in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $68.53 with high estimates of $75.00 and low estimates of $59.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, MAS has a high of $63.85 and a low of $42.33.

As of this writing, MAS has an earnings estimate of $0.91 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 17 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.02 per share and a lower estimate of $0.78. The company reported an EPS of $0.87 in the last quarter, which was 38.10% higher than expectations of $0.63.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information. MAS’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $926.00M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $3.13B in debt and $1.94B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was -$0.85, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $56.00M.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for MAS is Buy with a score of 4.08.

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