Digging Up the Facts on Masco Corporation (MAS)

Masco Corporation (MAS) is an interesting player in the Industrial Goods space, with a focus on General Building Materials. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $38.87, up from yesterday’s close by 0.41%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Masco Corporation (MAS) currently trades with a market capitalization of $12.05 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 7.99 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $669 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to fall in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.77 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 1.63% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.



Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Masco Corporation recorded a 52-week high of $46.44. It is now trading 7.57% off that level. The stock is trading $38.65 its 50-day moving average by -0.22%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $35.79.

In recent action, Masco Corporation (MAS) has made a move of +3.27% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 14.11, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 2.94% with $308.75 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of MAS.

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