Masco (MAS) Analysts See $0.53 EPS; Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company Upped Its Microsoft (MSFT) Stake

October 13, 2017 - By Dolores Ford

Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company increased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 65.81% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company acquired 64,500 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company holds 162,505 shares with $11.20M value, up from 98,005 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $594.00B valuation. The stock increased 0.92% or $0.7 during the last trading session, reaching $77.12. About 5,813 shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS) to report $0.53 EPS on October, 24.They anticipate $0.12 EPS change or 29.27% from last quarter’s $0.41 EPS. MAS’s profit would be $169.29M giving it 18.42 P/E if the $0.53 EPS is correct. After having $0.60 EPS previously, Masco Corp’s analysts see -11.67% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.48% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $39.04. About shares traded. Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS) has risen 18.02% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.32% the S&P500.

Since May 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 5 sales for $5.93 million activity. 3,880 shares valued at $142,317 were sold by VAN LOKEREN MARY ANN on Thursday, May 4. $2.24 million worth of Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS) was sold by MANOOGIAN RICHARD A on Monday, May 22. $171,774 worth of Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS) was sold by Straber Renee on Thursday, June 15.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.21, from 0.85 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 43 investors sold Masco Corp shares while 185 reduced holdings. 81 funds opened positions while 160 raised stakes. 275.10 million shares or 0.29% more from 274.32 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Capstone Asset Mgmt stated it has 28,591 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt System invested 0.01% in Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS). Boston Partners has invested 0.66% in Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS). Cibc Mkts Corp reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS). First Commonwealth Financial Pa invested in 0.68% or 16,063 shares. First National Trust holds 17,227 shares. Cadence Capital Mgmt Ltd Llc reported 73,831 shares or 0.2% of all its holdings. Westpac Banking has 0% invested in Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS) for 19,575 shares. Moreover, Patten Patten Inc Tn has 0.25% invested in Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS) for 58,980 shares. Gareth Morgan Investments Partnership, a New Zealand-based fund reported 217,772 shares. 245 are owned by Winslow Evans And Crocker. Great Lakes Advsr holds 0.01% in Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS) or 5,755 shares. Commerce Bank has invested 0.01% in Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS). Gam Ag invested in 0.01% or 13,959 shares. Asset One holds 0.05% or 524,019 shares in its portfolio.

Among 19 analysts covering Masco (NYSE:MAS), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Masco had 41 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Friday, January 22 the stock rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform”. The rating was initiated by Barclays Capital on Friday, January 6 with “Overweight”. Jefferies maintained Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS) on Wednesday, October 11 with “Buy” rating. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of MAS in report on Monday, August 28 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, August 22. The stock of Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Jefferies. On Tuesday, August 22 the stock rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Monday, July 17. Barclays Capital upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Wednesday, October 28 report. As per Thursday, April 6, the company rating was upgraded by Longbow.

Masco Corporation designs, manufactures, markets and distributes branded home improvement and building products. The company has market cap of $12.47 billion. The Firm operates through four business divisions: Plumbing Products, Decorative Architectural Products, Cabinetry Products, and Windows and Other Specialty Products. It has a 24.01 P/E ratio. The Company’s portfolio of brands includes BEHR paint; DELTA and HANSGROHE faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KRAFTMAID and MERILLAT cabinets; MILGARD windows and doors, and HOT SPRING spas.

Among 34 analysts covering Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), 28 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 82% are positive. Microsoft Corporation has $9000 highest and $20 lowest target. $74.36’s average target is -3.58% below currents $77.12 stock price. Microsoft Corporation had 121 analyst reports since July 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America on Thursday, October 1 to “Neutral”. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, September 26 report. The stock of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, January 27 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has “Strong-Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 27 by Vetr. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, June 14 by Bank of America. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $65 target in Wednesday, December 16 report. Credit Suisse maintained Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) rating on Wednesday, October 11. Credit Suisse has “Buy” rating and $84.0 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, July 17 by Credit Suisse. The firm has “Buy” rating by Canaccord Genuity given on Thursday, October 5. The rating was upgraded by Vetr on Wednesday, September 2 to “Strong-Buy”.

Lockheed Martin Investment Management Company decreased Ishares S&P Midcap 400/Value E (IJJ) stake by 50,406 shares to 44,642 valued at $6.63M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Allergan Plc stake by 4,600 shares and now owns 9,800 shares. Select Sector Spdr (XLI) was reduced too.

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