Masonite International Corp (NYSE:DOOR) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the twelve research firms that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $71.00.

DOOR has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Stifel Nicolaus raised Masonite International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and raised their price target for the stock from $50.00 to $80.00 in a research note on Wednesday, November 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Masonite International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 8th. Robert W. Baird raised their target price on shares of Masonite International from $65.00 to $72.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 6th. ValuEngine lowered shares of Masonite International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Masonite International from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Friday, September 27th.

In related news, insider Robert Edgar Lewis sold 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.10, for a total value of $96,150.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 26,881 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,723,072.10. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders own 2.43% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Marshall Wace LLP purchased a new stake in Masonite International in the first quarter worth about $37,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. bought a new stake in shares of Masonite International in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $71,000. Marshall Wace North America L.P. grew its stake in shares of Masonite International by 85.5% in the 1st quarter. Marshall Wace North America L.P. now owns 1,441 shares of the company’s stock worth $72,000 after buying an additional 664 shares during the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its stake in shares of Masonite International by 6.7% in the 3rd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 2,221 shares of the company’s stock worth $129,000 after buying an additional 140 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Brinker Capital Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Masonite International in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $251,000. 97.00% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE DOOR traded up $0.39 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $72.83. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 144,356 shares, compared to its average volume of 142,534. Masonite International has a 12 month low of $43.76 and a 12 month high of $74.46. The stock has a market cap of $1.79 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.79 and a beta of 1.39. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.50, a quick ratio of 1.72 and a current ratio of 2.65. The business has a 50-day simple moving average of $65.35 and a 200-day simple moving average of $55.94.

Masonite International (NYSE:DOOR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 4th. The company reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.96 by $0.12. Masonite International had a return on equity of 15.29% and a net margin of 2.55%. The firm had revenue of $552.19 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $557.92 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.03 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was down .9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Masonite International will post 3.54 EPS for the current year.

Masonite International Company Profile

Masonite International Corporation designs, manufactures, and distributes interior and exterior doors for the new construction and repair, renovation, and remodeling sectors of the residential and non-residential building construction markets worldwide. The company offers molded panel, flush, stile and rail, routed medium-density fiberboard (MDF), steel, and fiberglass residential doors, as well as architectural interior doors.

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