Blb&B Advisors Cut Its Masco (MAS) Stake; 5 Analysts Are Bullish The Vitec Group plc (LON:VTC) Last Week

May 19, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

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Blb&B Advisors Llc decreased Masco Corp (MAS) stake by 9.46% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Blb&B Advisors Llc sold 7,700 shares as Masco Corp (MAS)’s stock declined 7.67%. The Blb&B Advisors Llc holds 73,725 shares with $3.24M value, down from 81,425 last quarter. Masco Corp now has $11.75 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.93% or $0.35 during the last trading session, reaching $37.85. About 3.04M shares traded. Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) has risen 19.95% since May 19, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.40% the S&P500.

Among 5 analysts covering Vitec Group The PLC (LON:VTC), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Vitec Group The PLC had 27 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 23 by Arden Partners. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 16 by Peel Hunt. Investec maintained the shares of VTC in report on Tuesday, February 23 with “Buy” rating. Peel Hunt maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 1185 target in Thursday, July 13 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 6 by Berenberg. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 5 by Peel Hunt. The stock of The Vitec Group plc (LON:VTC) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, February 21 by Investec. Peel Hunt maintained it with “Buy” rating and GBX 750 target in Wednesday, November 9 report. On Thursday, October 8 the stock rating was maintained by Investec with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, May 10 by Peel Hunt. See The Vitec Group plc (LON:VTC) latest ratings:

15/05/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 1450.00 Maintain
08/05/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 1450.00 Maintain
09/04/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 1300.00 New Target: GBX 1450.00 Maintain
23/02/2018 Broker: Arden Partners Rating: Buy Maintain
22/02/2018 Broker: Peel Hunt Rating: Buy Old Target: GBX 1300.00 New Target: GBX 1300.00 Maintain

Since February 21, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 6 insider sales for $6.69 million activity. $233,405 worth of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) was sold by PAYNE LISA A. On Monday, March 12 the insider VAN LOKEREN MARY ANN sold $241,844. 82,701 shares valued at $3.55M were sold by MANOOGIAN RICHARD A on Wednesday, February 21. Gross Joseph B. sold $438,219 worth of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) on Friday, February 23. Shares for $234,989 were sold by LOSH J MICHAEL on Tuesday, February 27.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.02, from 0.98 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 26 investors sold MAS shares while 199 reduced holdings. 77 funds opened positions while 149 raised stakes. 272.45 million shares or 1.07% less from 275.40 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Arrow Financial has invested 1.02% in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Bbva Compass Bank & Trust owns 0.12% invested in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) for 41,810 shares. 2.31M were accumulated by Wellington Mgmt Llp. First Republic Investment Mgmt stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) invested in 0.09% or 20,570 shares. Strs Ohio owns 18,933 shares. Charter Trust Co holds 0.08% or 16,307 shares in its portfolio. 18,068 are held by Boys Arnold & Co. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company holds 0.07% of its portfolio in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) for 257,041 shares. Korea Investment Corp owns 543,849 shares. Bessemer Gru accumulated 0% or 706 shares. Marshall Wace Limited Liability Partnership holds 5,540 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Fjarde Ap, a Alabama-based fund reported 90,711 shares. Ballentine Prns Ltd Llc accumulated 5,863 shares. 71,810 were accumulated by Bnp Paribas Arbitrage.

Among 25 analysts covering Masco (NYSE:MAS), 15 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Masco has $53.0 highest and $26 lowest target. $42.28’s average target is 11.70% above currents $37.85 stock price. Masco had 72 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, February 9 by FBR Capital. Wells Fargo downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Wednesday, October 25 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Argus Research given on Thursday, October 26. The company was maintained on Wednesday, January 17 by Jefferies. Raymond James downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Wednesday, October 25 report. The firm has “Hold” rating by Bank of America given on Monday, May 14. The rating was downgraded by Vertical Research on Thursday, March 31 to “Hold”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, April 24 by FBR Capital. The stock of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, December 16 by Macquarie Research. M Partners maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $26 target in Tuesday, July 28 report.

Analysts await Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) to report earnings on July, 26. They expect $0.77 EPS, up 28.33% or $0.17 from last year’s $0.6 per share. MAS’s profit will be $239.08M for 12.29 P/E if the $0.77 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.45 actual EPS reported by Masco Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 71.11% EPS growth.

Blb&B Advisors Llc increased Schwab Strategic Tr (SCHM) stake by 22,830 shares to 309,802 valued at $16.50 million in 2017Q4. It also upped Spdr S&P 500 Etf Tr (SPY) stake by 17,245 shares and now owns 69,432 shares. Ishares Tr (AGG) was raised too.

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