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Why Masco (MAS) Could Be Positioned for a Surge

Zacks Equity Research
·2 mins read

Masco Corporation MAS is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of branded home improvement and building products that could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.

These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on MAS’s earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that Masco could be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for MAS

In the past 30 days, seven estimates have gone higher for Masco while none have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from 45 cents a share 30 days ago, to 64 cents today, a move of 42.2%.

Current Year Estimates for MAS

Meanwhile, Masco’s current year figures are also looking quite promising, with seven estimates moving higher in the past month, compared to none lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing from $2.00 per share 30 days ago to $2.25 per share today, an increase of 12.5%.

Masco Corporation Price and Consensus

Masco Corporation Price and Consensus
Masco Corporation Price and Consensus

Masco Corporation price-consensus-chart | Masco Corporation Quote

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 5.7% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So, investors may want to consider this Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) stock to profit in the near future. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

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