Masco Corp. (MAS) is gearing up for another turning point as it hit the volume of 1.41 million

On Tuesday, Masco Corp. (NYSE: MAS) opened lower -0.66% from the last session, before settling in for the closing price of $77.69. Price fluctuations for MAS have ranged from $46.69 to $78.94 over the past 52 weeks.

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During the last 5-year period, the sales growth of Industrials Sector giant was 3.98%. Company’s average yearly earnings per share was noted 6.94% at the time writing. With a float of $218.90 million, this company’s outstanding shares have now reached $220.60 million.

Let’s determine the extent of company efficiency that accounts for 18000 employees.

Masco Corp. (MAS) Insider Activity

A key investor’s attitude towards the stock of the Building Products & Equipment industry is another important factor to consider. The insider ownership of Masco Corp. is 0.40%, while institutional ownership is 96.74%. The most recent insider transaction that took place on Mar 06 ’24, was worth 95,538,185. In this transaction President and CEO of this company sold 1,260,508 shares at a rate of $75.79, taking the stock ownership to the 190,079 shares. Before that another transaction happened on Mar 05 ’24, when Company’s VP – Chief HR Officer sold 52,264 for $76.31, making the entire transaction worth $3,988,423. This insider now owns 33,864 shares in total.

Masco Corp. (MAS) Earnings and Forecasts

If we go through the results of last quarter, which was made public on 12/30/2023, the company posted $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, besting the agreed prediction (set at $0.66) by $0.17. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 1.22 per share during the current fiscal year.

According to the Wall Street analysts, stocks earnings will be around 6.94% per share during the next fiscal year. For the long-term projections, market analysts anticipate that the company’s EPS will surge by 9.48% during the next five years compared to 11.15% growth over the previous five years of trading.

Masco Corp. (NYSE: MAS) Trading Performance Indicators

Check out the current performance indicators for Masco Corp. (MAS). In the past quarter, the stock posted a quick ratio of 1.08. In addition, a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for the trailing twelve months stands at 2.13. Likewise, its price to free cash flow for the trailing twelve months is 14.50.

For the trailing twelve months, Company’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) is 4.02, a number that is poised to hit 0.88 in the next quarter and is forecasted to reach 4.58 in one year’s time.

Technical Analysis of Masco Corp. (MAS)

Looking closely at Masco Corp. (NYSE: MAS), its last 5-days average volume was 1.58 million, which is a drop from its year-to-date volume of 2.1 million. As of the previous 9 days, the stock’s Stochastic %D was 75.80%. Additionally, its Average True Range was 1.48.

During the past 100 days, Masco Corp.’s (MAS) raw stochastic average was set at 92.75%, which indicates a significant increase from 72.19% during the past two weeks. Based on volatility metrics of the stock, it showed a historical volatility of 21.65% in the past 14 days, which was lower than the 23.88% volatility it showed in the past 100 days.

At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average is $73.61, while its 200-day Moving Average is $62.29. However, in the short run, Masco Corp.’s stock first resistance to watch stands at $77.64. Second resistance stands at $78.11. The third major resistance level sits at $78.98. If the price goes on to break the first support level at $76.30, it is likely to go to the next support level at $75.43. Should the price break the second support level, the third support level stands at $74.96.

Masco Corp. (NYSE: MAS) Key Stats

There are currently 219,765K shares outstanding in the company with a market cap of 16.96 billion. Presently, the company’s annual sales total 7,967 M according to its annual income of 908,000 K. Last quarter, the company’s sales amounted to 1,882 M and its income totaled 191,000 K.