Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) shares were trading lower by -0.15 percent ($-0.06) at $38.9 a piece in Tuesday’s session. It had closed the previous session at $38.96. MAS trades with a P/S ratio of 1.66. This is lower than the both industry’s 90.29 and the wider sector’s 13.11. A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 17.35 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 23.92. Shares of MAS have downtrended -0.31% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved -3.31% in that time. Masco Corporation (MAS) has a market cap of $12.43 billion and over the last 12 months, Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) has gone stronger by 15.09%. During the last 52 weeks, the (NYSE:MAS) price has been as high as $39.62 and as low as $29.38. Masco Corporation earnings have risen with an annualized rate of 25.3% over the last 5 years.

Masco Corporation (Mean Target Price: $41.55)

The average 1-year price target for Masco Corporation (MAS) — averaging the work of different analysts — reveals a mean PT of $41.55/share. That’s a potential 6.81 increase relative to where Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) has been trading recently. The current price is seen ranging between $38.83 and $39.13. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $36. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $45.

Masco Corporation (MAS) Consensus Recommendation

The collective rating of 2 for Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) also leans strongly towards the neutral end of the spectrum. Of the 25 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track MAS 6 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 19, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy Masco Corporation versus those who think you should sell it. A 19 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while0 believe that investors should either steer clear of MAS or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

Is Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) Cheap From Peers?

Symantec Corporation (SYMC) knifed -0.16 percent lower and now trades for $32.01. SYMC comes in with a P/S ratio of 4.52 that’s greater than 1, potentially implying that it could be expensive relative to the overall sector (13.11) and its peers (90.29). Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 15.76 . During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $34.2 and as low as $22.76. Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) earnings have declined with a quarterly rate of % over the last 5 years. Shares of SYMC have sank % in the past three monthswhile the has gained 1% in that time.

Symantec Corporation (Price Objective: $32.5)

Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) has a market cap of $19.49 billion and over the last 12 months, SYMC has risen by 32.33%. The average 1-year price target for (SYMC) reveals an average price target of $32.5 per share. That’s a potential 1.53 gain from where (NASDAQ:SYMC) has been trading recently. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $19. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $40.

Analyst Thoughts About Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC)

The consensus recommendation — averaging the work of 29 analysts — of 2.6 for Symantec Corporation (SYMC) points to moderate case. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track Symantec Corporation 16 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 13 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. A 11 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 2 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NASDAQ:SYMC) or, if they already own its stock, sell it.