A Director at Masco Corp (NYSE: MAS) is Selling Shares

By Carrie Williams

Yesterday, a Director at Masco Corp (NYSE: MAS), Mary Ann Van-Lokeren, sold shares of MAS for $654.5K.

Following Mary Ann Van-Lokeren’s last MAS Sell transaction on August 29, 2013, the stock climbed by 21.1%.

Based on Masco Corp’s latest earnings report for the quarter ending September 30, the company posted quarterly revenue of $1.94 billion and quarterly net profit of $147 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $1.88 billion and had a net profit of $132 million. The company has a one-year high of $39.62 and a one-year low of $29.38. MAS’s market cap is $12.16B and the company has a P/E ratio of 23.17.

Based on 10 analyst ratings, the analyst consensus is Moderate Buy with an average price target of $45, reflecting a -13.2% downside. Three different firms, including J.P. Morgan and KeyBanc, currently also have a Sell rating on the stock.

The insider sentiment on Masco Corp has been negative according to 50 insider trades in the past three months. This sentiment is lower than the average sentiment of company insiders in this sector.

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Masco Corp. engages in the design, manufacture, marketing, and distribution of branded home improvement and building products. It operates through the following business segments: Plumbing Products, Decorative Architectural Products, Cabinetry Products, and Windows and Other Specialty Products.