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Masco Corporation (MAS) is a leading building products & equipment business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$58.42 after a previous close of US$58.45. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD58.34 to a high of USD59.02. The latest price was USD58.75 (25 minute delay). Masco Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Masco Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: MAS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- 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 risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$59.78, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Masco Corporation, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Masco Corporation. Optimise 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.
What's in this guide?
- Masco Corporation key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Masco Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- Masco Corporation performance over time
- Can I short Masco Corporation shares?
- Is Masco Corporation suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Masco Corporation shares over-valued?
- Masco Corporation's financials
- How volatile are Masco Corporation shares?
- Does Masco Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Masco Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Masco Corporation share priceUse our graph to track the performance of MAS stocks over time.
Masco Corporation shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$43.9278 - US$68.2766|
|50-day moving average||US$62.6211|
|200-day moving average||US$57.9576|
|Dividend yield||US$0.65 (1.11%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$2.991|
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Masco Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2021-06-02)||-1.08%|
|1 month (2021-05-12)||-5.42%|
|3 months (2021-03-12)||3.36%|
|6 months (2020-12-11)||8.10%|
|1 year (2020-06-12)||28.30%|
|2 years (2019-06-12)||53.92%|
|3 years (2018-06-12)||51.14%|
|5 years (2016-06-10)||88.06%|
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 20x. In other words, Masco Corporation shares trade at around 20x 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 1.991. 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 US$1.5 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||US$7.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||18.44%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$2.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||16.77%|
|Return on equity TTM||451.65%|
|Market capitalisation||US$14.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Masco Corporation shares
There are currently 8.6 million Masco Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Masco Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 21.4% up from 7.1 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 1.8 million). Masco Corporation's SIR currently stands at 4.72. In other words for every 100,000 Masco Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4720 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 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Masco Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0385% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Masco Corporation shares, roughly 39 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: 20.31
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Masco Corporation's overall score of 20.31 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 19th 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: 5.14/100
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
|Total ESG score||20.31|
|Total ESG percentile||18.54|
|Environmental score percentile||1|
|Social score percentile||1|
|Governance score percentile||1|
|Level of controversy||1|
Masco Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 18.47% of net profits
Recently Masco Corporation has paid out, on average, around 18.47% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.61% 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 1.61% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Masco Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.65 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 13 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Masco Corporation's shares ever split?
Masco Corporation's shares were split on a 1138:1000 basis on 30 June 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 US$43.9278 up to US$68.2766. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.3467. 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, sinks, toilets, acrylic tubs, shower trays, spas, exercise pools, and fitness systems; brass, copper, and composite plumbing system components; connected water products; thermoplastic solutions, 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, KRAUS, 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, as well as paint applicators and accessories; cabinet and door hardware, functional hardware, wall plates, hook and rail products, closet organization systems, and picture hanging accessories; decorative bath hardware, mirrors, 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, WHIZZ, Elder & Jenks, 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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