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) pushed the Materials & Construction industry lower today making it today's featured Materials & Construction laggard. The industry as a whole closed the day down 0.2%. By the end of trading, Masco Corporation fell $0.20 (-1.1%) to $18.51 on light volume. Throughout the day, 3,278,582 shares of Masco Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4,605,300 shares. The stock ranged in price between $18.50-$18.84 after having opened the day at $18.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $18.71. Other companies within the Materials & Construction industry that declined today were:
), down 19.5%,
), down 6.4%,
), down 5.9% and
), down 5.4%.
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Masco Corporation engages in the manufacture, distribution, and installation of home improvement and building products primarily in North America and Europe. Masco Corporation has a market cap of $6.9 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector. Shares are up 12.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Masco Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.
TheStreet Ratings rates
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins.
- You can view the full Masco Corporation Ratings Report.
On the positive front,
), up 10.0%,
), up 6.2%,
), up 4.7% and
), up 4.6% , were all gainers within the materials & construction industry with
) being today's featured materials & construction industry leader.
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