Insider Sale: Lisa Payne Sold 5,577 Shares of Masco (MAS); 3 Analysts Bullish RPS Group plc (LON:RPS)

According to a legal report that’s filled with the U.S. Security & Exchange Commission on March 22, 2018, Lisa Payne an insider in Masco Corp and currently director, unloaded shares worth $233,405 US Dollars in the firm. She sold 5,577 shares, at average $41.9 per share. At the moment, she holds 48,524 shares or 0.02% of Masco Corp’s market cap (share price times the number of shares outstanding).

Among 5 analysts covering RPS Group PLC (LON:RPS), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. RPS Group PLC had 55 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Liberum Capital with “Buy” on Friday, October 30. The stock has “Hold” rating by Peel Hunt on Thursday, March 3. As per Tuesday, August 8, the company rating was maintained by Liberum Capital. Liberum Capital maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, November 10 report. The stock of RPS Group plc (LON:RPS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 3 by Numis Securities. On Thursday, July 30 the stock rating was maintained by Panmure Gordon with “Sell”. The rating was maintained by Peel Hunt on Thursday, May 18 with “Hold”. Liberum Capital reinitiated it with “Buy” rating and GBX 200 target in Wednesday, May 4 report. The stock of RPS Group plc (LON:RPS) earned “Buy” rating by Liberum Capital on Thursday, March 1. On Tuesday, January 23 the stock rating was maintained by Peel Hunt with “Hold”. See RPS Group plc (LON:RPS) latest ratings:

01/03/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 254.00 New Target: GBX 254.00 Maintain
01/03/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Add Old Target: GBX 270.00 New Target: GBX 270.00 Upgrade
01/03/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 310.00 New Target: GBX 310.00 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: Numis Securities Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 300.00 New Target: GBX 270.00 Downgrade
01/02/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 280.00 New Target: GBX 254.00 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 330.00 New Target: GBX 310.00 Maintain
23/01/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Hold Old Target: GBX 252.00 New Target: GBX 280.00 Maintain
14/11/2017 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 330.00 New Target: GBX 330.00 Maintain
10/11/2017 Broker: Liberum Capital Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 300.00 New Target: GBX 330.00 Maintain

Among 24 analysts covering Masco (NYSE:MAS), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Masco has $53.0 highest and $26 lowest target. $41.62’s average target is 1.44% above currents $41.03 stock price. Masco had 62 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Friday, September 29 with “Buy”. The stock has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, February 9. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Thursday, April 7 by Barclays Capital. As per Wednesday, January 3, the company rating was downgraded by Evercore. The stock of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, March 22 by Deutsche Bank. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 22 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Wednesday, April 26 by RBC Capital Markets. Bank of America reinitiated Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) rating on Friday, September 23. Bank of America has “Buy” rating and $41 target. Robert W. Baird maintained Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) rating on Wednesday, October 25. Robert W. Baird has “Outperform” rating and $44 target. On Tuesday, February 27 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 sales for $9.23 million activity. VAN LOKEREN MARY ANN sold 5,654 shares worth $241,844. 82,701 Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) shares with value of $3.55 million were sold by MANOOGIAN RICHARD A. The insider Lindow John P sold 17,026 shares worth $682,254. Gross Joseph B. sold $438,219 worth of stock or 10,203 shares. 52,511 shares were sold by Sznewajs John G, worth $2.09M. Shares for $234,989 were sold by LOSH J MICHAEL on Tuesday, February 27.

The stock decreased 1.25% or $0.52 during the last trading session, reaching $41.03. About 3.22 million shares traded or 7.47% up from the average. Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) has risen 18.02% since March 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.32% the S&P500.

Analysts await Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $0.49 earnings per share, up 19.51% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.41 per share. MAS’s profit will be $153.56 million for 20.93 P/E if the $0.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.44 actual earnings per share reported by Masco Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.36% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It improved, 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. Stanley, a Alabama-based fund reported 17,886 shares. Bluecrest Mngmt Ltd invested 0.03% of its portfolio in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). State Bank Of Montreal Can has 0.01% invested in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) for 209,211 shares. Wisconsin-based Thompson Investment Inc has invested 1.15% in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). 19,920 were accumulated by Charter Tru Communications. 9,511 were reported by Magnetar Ltd Liability Company. Hsbc Hldg Public Ltd Co invested in 693,848 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Canandaigua Bancorp & Tru Co stated it has 5,186 shares. Citizens Northern reported 1.11% of its portfolio in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Old Natl State Bank In reported 6,007 shares stake. Ubs Asset Americas invested in 0.1% or 2.73M shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust invested in 0.05% or 931,911 shares. First Republic Inv Mgmt Incorporated invested 0% in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Natl Bank Of New York Mellon stated it has 2.69 million shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Moreover, Farmers & Merchants Invs has 0% invested in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS).

Masco Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes home improvement and building products worldwide. The company has market cap of $12.86 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 24.72 P/E ratio. The company'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.

RPS Group Plc, a consultancy company, provides advice on the evaluation and development of energy, water, and other resources; and development and management of the built and natural environment. The company has market cap of 555.90 million GBP. The firm operates through Built and Natural Environment, Energy, and Australia Asia Pacific divisions. It currently has negative earnings. It offers consultancy services, including environmental assessment, project management, water resources management, due diligence, oceanography, health and safety, risk management, town and country planning, building, landscape and urban design, surveying, and transport planning to various aspects of the property and infrastructure development and management sectors.