Shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS) have earned a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nineteen analysts that are covering the stock, MarketBeat.com reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $60.88.

A number of equities research analysts recently issued reports on the stock. SunTrust Banks decreased their price objective on shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security from $80.00 to $60.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, April 16th. Royal Bank of Canada cut shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating and upped their price objective for the stock from $50.00 to $59.00 in a report on Friday. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 7th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Thursday, June 4th. Finally, Nomura upped their price target on shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security from $58.00 to $54.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 27th.

In related news, SVP Brian C. Lantz sold 14,745 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $67.74, for a total value of $998,826.30. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP Danny Luburic sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.18, for a total transaction of $120,360.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 9,693 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $583,324.74. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.45% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security by 3.0% during the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 10,835,409 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $468,631,000 after acquiring an additional 319,935 shares during the period. State Street Corp raised its holdings in shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security by 1.1% during the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 6,325,813 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $273,591,000 after acquiring an additional 66,150 shares during the period. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. raised its holdings in shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security by 11.0% during the fourth quarter. Pictet Asset Management Ltd. now owns 3,815,158 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $249,282,000 after acquiring an additional 377,344 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security by 15.1% during the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 2,721,151 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $117,505,000 after acquiring an additional 356,697 shares during the period. Finally, Eagle Asset Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security by 2.8% during the first quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. now owns 1,710,397 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $73,974,000 after acquiring an additional 47,275 shares during the period. 88.80% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE FBHS traded up $1.00 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $63.88. The company had a trading volume of 28,943 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,173,772. Fortune Brands Home & Security has a twelve month low of $33.90 and a twelve month high of $73.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 1.54. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.36 billion, a PE ratio of 19.70 and a beta of 1.66. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $60.08 and its 200-day moving average is $59.04.

Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE:FBHS) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 30th. The industrial products company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.12. The firm had revenue of $1.40 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.36 billion. Fortune Brands Home & Security had a net margin of 7.81% and a return on equity of 22.56%. Fortune Brands Home & Security’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.63 earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Fortune Brands Home & Security will post 2.92 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, June 17th. Investors of record on Friday, May 29th were paid a $0.24 dividend. This represents a $0.96 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.50%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, May 28th. Fortune Brands Home & Security’s payout ratio is presently 26.67%.

Fortune Brands Home & Security Company Profile

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides home and security products for residential home repair, remodeling, new construction, and security applications. It operates in three segments: Cabinets, Plumbing, and Doors & Security. The Cabinets segment manufactures custom, semi-custom, and stock cabinetry, as well as vanities for the kitchen, bath, and other parts of the home directly to kitchen and bath dealers, home centers, wholesalers, and builders in North America.

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