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Masco Corporation is a building products & equipment business based in the US. Masco Corporation shares (MAS) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Masco Corporation employs 22,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$6.7 billion.

How to buy shares in Masco Corporation

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Masco Corporation Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: MAS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Masco Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$56.58, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Masco Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Masco Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Masco Corporation's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Masco Corporation's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$56.58, which is 20.15% up on its pre-crash value of USD$45.18 and 109.25% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$27.04.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Masco Corporation shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$571.25 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,174.04.

Masco Corporation share price

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Masco Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-21.
Latest market closeUSD$56.58
52-week rangeUSD$28.68 - USD$60.16
50-day moving average USD$58.2179
200-day moving average USD$47.4887
Wall St. target priceUSD$64.21
PE ratio 24.0795
Dividend yield USD$0.54 (0.94%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.811

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Is it a good time to buy Masco Corporation stock?

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Masco Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $56.58

1 week (2020-09-12) N/A
1 month (2020-08-19) N/A
3 months (2020-06-23) 15.23%
6 months (2020-03-23) 105.52%
1 year (2019-09-19) N/A
2 years (2018-09-19) N/A
3 years (2017-09-19) N/A
5 years (2015-09-19) N/A

Is Masco Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Masco Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Masco Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Masco Corporation's P/E ratio

Masco Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, Masco Corporation shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Masco Corporation's PEG ratio

Masco Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.6366. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Masco Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Masco Corporation's EBITDA

Masco Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$1.2 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Masco Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Masco Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$6.7 billion
Operating margin TTM 16.15%
Gross profit TTM USD$2.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 12.35%
Return on equity TTM 1303.7%
Profit margin 19.9%
Book value $0.141
Market capitalisation USD$14.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Masco Corporation shares

There are currently 4.3 million Masco Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Masco Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 6.5% down from 4.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Masco Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Masco Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Masco Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Masco Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Masco Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). Masco Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.72. In other words for every 100,000 Masco Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2720 shares are currently held short.

However Masco Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Masco Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Masco Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Masco Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Masco Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.019% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Masco Corporation shares, roughly 19 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Masco Corporation.

Find out more about how you can short Masco Corporation stock.

Masco Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Masco Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Masco Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 16.29

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Masco Corporation's overall score of 16.29 (as at 08/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 20th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Masco Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Masco Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.07/100

Masco Corporation's environmental score of 8.07 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Masco Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Masco Corporation's social score

Social score: 3.6/100

Masco Corporation's social score of 3.6 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Masco Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Masco Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 6.12/100

Masco Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Masco Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Masco Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Masco Corporation scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Masco Corporation has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Masco Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 16.29
Total ESG percentile 19.74
Environmental score 8.07
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 3.6
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 6.12
Governance score percentile 1
Level of controversy 1

Masco Corporation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 21.97% of net profits

Recently Masco Corporation has paid out, on average, around 21.97% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.94% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Masco Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.94% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Masco Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.54 per share.

While Masco Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Masco Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Masco Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 9 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 9 July 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Masco Corporation's shares ever split?

Masco Corporation's shares were split on a 1138:1000 basis on 1 July 2015. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1138 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Masco Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 12.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Masco Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Masco Corporation's share price.

Masco Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Masco Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.68 up to $60.16. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MAS.US volatility(beta: 1.51)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Masco Corporation's is 1.5095. This would suggest that Masco Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Masco Corporation overview

Masco Corporation designs, manufactures, and distributes home improvement and building products in North America, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Plumbing Products and Decorative Architectural Products. The Plumbing Products segment offers faucets, showerheads, handheld showers, valves, bath hardware and accessories, bathing units, shower bases and enclosures, toilets, acrylic tubs, shower trays, spas, exercise pools, and fitness systems; brass, copper, and composite plumbing system components; thermoplastic extrusions, extruded plastic profiles, specialized fabrications, and PEX tubing products; and other non-decorative plumbing products. This segment provides its products under the DELTA, BRIZO, PEERLESS, HANSGROHE, AXOR, GINGER, NEWPORT BRASS, BRASSTECH, WALTEC, BRISTAN, HERITAGE, MIROLIN, HÜPPE, HOT SPRING, CALDERA, FREEFLOW SPAS, FANTASY SPAS, ENDLESS POOLS, BRASSCRAFT, PLUMB SHOP, COBRA, COBRA PRO, and MASTER PLUMBER brands. The Decorative Architectural Products segment offers paints, primers, specialty coatings, stains, and waterproofing products; cabinet and door hardware, functional hardware, wall plates, hook and rail products, and picture hanging accessories; decorative bath hardware, and shower accessories and doors; and decorative indoor and outdoor lighting fixtures, ceiling fans, landscape lighting, and LED lighting systems. This segment provides its products under the BEHR, KILZ, LIBERTY, BRAINERD, FRANKLIN BRASS, KICHLER, and ÉLAN brands. It sells its products to the plumbing, heating, and hardware wholesalers; home centers and online retailers; hardware stores; electrical and landscape distributors; lighting showrooms; building supply outlets; and other mass merchandisers. Masco Corporation was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Livonia, Michigan.

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