Prudential plc (PUK) Reaches $54.43 High on Jan, 17; 13 Analysts Bullish Masco (MAS)

January 17, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

Among 23 analysts covering Masco (NYSE:MAS), 13 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. Masco had 56 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “In-Line” rating by Evercore on Wednesday, January 3. The stock of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Tuesday, October 13 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, January 5 by JP Morgan. As per Wednesday, January 6, the company rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research. The rating was maintained by Citigroup on Wednesday, October 25 with “Neutral”. On Friday, January 22 the stock rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird to “Outperform”. On Wednesday, July 27 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”. The stock of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 26. The firm has “Buy” rating by Evercore given on Monday, January 25. See Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) latest ratings:

05/01/2018 Broker: J.P. Morgan Rating: Hold Downgrade
05/01/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Neutral Downgrade
03/01/2018 Broker: Evercore Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: In-Line Downgrade
14/11/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $45.0 Maintain
31/10/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Argus Research Rating: Buy Old Target: $44 New Target: $46 Maintain
25/10/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Neutral Old Target: $40 Maintain
25/10/2017 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Overweight Old Target: $42 New Target: $45 Maintain
25/10/2017 Broker: Nomura Rating: Buy Old Target: $41 New Target: $45 Maintain
25/10/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Outperform Old Target: $42 New Target: $44 Maintain

The stock of Prudential plc (NYSE:PUK) reached all time high today, Jan, 17 and still has $59.33 target or 9.00% above today’s $54.43 share price. This indicates more upside for the $68.25 billion company. This technical setup was reported by Barchart.com. If the $59.33 PT is reached, the company will be worth $6.14B more. The stock increased 0.91% or $0.49 during the last trading session, reaching $54.43. About 34,558 shares traded. Prudential plc (NYSE:PUK) has risen 20.48% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 3.78% the S&P500.

The stock increased 0.18% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $45.32. About 331,598 shares traded. Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) has risen 18.02% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.32% the S&P500.

Masco Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes home improvement and building products worldwide. The company has market cap of $14.26 billion. The Company’s Plumbing Products segment provides faucets, showerheads, handheld showers, valves, bathing units, shower enclosures, toilets, acrylic tubs, shower trays, spas products, exercise pools and systems, brass and copper plumbing system components, and other non-decorative plumbing products. It has a 27.04 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s Decorative Architectural Products segment offers architectural coatings, including paints, primers, specialty paints, stains, and waterproofing products; cabinet, door, window, and hardware products; and functional hardware, wall plates, hook and rail products, and picture hanging accessories, as well as decorative bath hardware, shower accessories, and shower doors.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $3.69 million activity. Another trade for 2,266 shares valued at $84,663 was sold by Cole Kenneth G.. 17,026 Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) shares with value of $682,254 were sold by Lindow John P. Another trade for 19,498 shares valued at $744,410 was sold by O’Reagan Richard A.. On Friday, October 27 the insider Sznewajs John G sold $2.09 million. $87,708 worth of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) was sold by Gross Joseph B. on Friday, September 8.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.08, from 1.06 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 49 investors sold Masco Corporation shares while 180 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 165 raised stakes. 275.40 million shares or 0.11% more from 275.10 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Natl Pension Service stated it has 364,846 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Ngam Advisors Lp reported 54,706 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. British Columbia Investment Mngmt Corporation stated it has 0.06% of its portfolio in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Howe Rusling Incorporated reported 125 shares stake. 74,830 were accumulated by Kornitzer Incorporated Ks. 423,925 were accumulated by Broadview Advisors. Visionary Asset Management reported 5,538 shares. Mastrapasqua Asset Mgmt reported 45,075 shares stake. Capstone Invest Ltd holds 40,514 shares. Cibc World Mkts Corp reported 0.02% in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Alyeska Inv Grp L P has invested 0.89% in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). 70,220 are owned by Oppenheimer Asset Management. Credit Agricole S A has invested 0.14% in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Natixis holds 118,374 shares. Lazard Asset Management Llc owns 30,069 shares.

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