Columbus Circle Investors Lowers stake in Masco Corp (MAS)

Masco Corp (MAS) : Columbus Circle Investors reduced its stake in Masco Corp by 7.74% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 4,910,765 shares of Masco Corp which is valued at $179,537,568 after selling 412,198 shares in Masco Corp , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 2, 2016.Masco Corp makes up approximately 1.72% of Columbus Circle Investors’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Spot Trading L.l.c added MAS to its portfolio by purchasing 23 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $841.Emerald Advisers Incpa boosted its stake in MAS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 4,567 additional shares and now holds a total of 87,436 shares of Masco Corp which is valued at $3,189,665. Masco Corp makes up approx 0.14% of Emerald Advisers Incpa’s portfolio.Huntington National Bank boosted its stake in MAS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 456,977 additional shares and now holds a total of 472,961 shares of Masco Corp which is valued at $17,234,699. Masco Corp makes up approx 0.42% of Huntington National Bank’s portfolio.Charter Trust Co boosted its stake in MAS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 10,739 additional shares and now holds a total of 22,923 shares of Masco Corp which is valued at $786,947. Masco Corp makes up approx 0.09% of Charter Trust Co’s portfolio.Capstone Asset Management Co boosted its stake in MAS in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 5,217 additional shares and now holds a total of 47,203 shares of Masco Corp which is valued at $1,593,101. Masco Corp makes up approx 0.05% of Capstone Asset Management Co’s portfolio.

Masco Corp closed down -0.19 points or -0.52% at $36.48 with 25,16,915 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $36.64, the shares hit an intraday low of $36.38 and an intraday high of $36.695 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Masco Corp reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.03 according to the earnings call on Jul 26, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.43. The company had revenue of $2001.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1997.53 million. The company’s revenue was up 3.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.38 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Masco Corp. Company shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Jul 27, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 41 from a previous price target of $35 .Company shares were Reiterated by FBR Capital on Jul 27, 2016 to “Outperform”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 40 from a previous price target of $36 .FBR Capital Initiated Masco Corp on Jun 1, 2016 to “Outperform”, Price Target of the shares are set at $36.

Masco Corporation manufactures distributes and installs home improvement and building products. The Company’s segments include Cabinets and Related Products Plumbing Products Installation and Other Services Decorative Architectural Products and Other Specialty Products. Its Cabinets and Related Products includes assembled kitchen and bath cabinets and home office workstations entertainment centers storage products; bookcases and kitchen utility products. Its Plumbing Products include faucets plumbing fittings and valves showerheads and hand showers bathtubs and shower enclosures toilets and spas. The Installation and Other Services includes the sale installation and distribution of insulation and other building products. Its Decorative Architectural Products include paints and stains and cabinet door window and other hardware. Its Other Specialty Products include windows window frame components and patio doors staple gun tackers staples and other fastening tools.

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