Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STAN) Conviction Buy Rating Reaffirmed by Analysts at Goldman Sachs; The Target Price per Share Given is GBX 980.00; Cambridge Financial Group Trimmed Masco (MAS) Position

Cambridge Financial Group Inc decreased Masco Corp (MAS) stake by 0.74% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cambridge Financial Group Inc sold 1,305 shares as Masco Corp (MAS)’s stock rose 10.38%. The Cambridge Financial Group Inc holds 174,858 shares with $6.82 billion value, down from 176,163 last quarter. Masco Corp now has $12.61B valuation. The stock decreased 1.90% or $0.78 during the last trading session, reaching $40.25. About 3.67 million shares traded or 21.06% up from the average. Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) has risen 18.02% since March 26, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.32% the S&P500.

Goldman Sachs have a GBX 980.00 price target on the stock. The price target means a potential upside of 38.21% from Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STAN)‘s current stock price. This rating was disclosed in analysts note on 26 March.

Standard Chartered PLC provides various banking services and products in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. The company has market cap of 23.51 billion GBP. The firm operates in four divisions: Corporate & Institutional Banking, Private Banking, Commercial Banking, and Retail Banking. It has a 30.61 P/E ratio. It offers personal banking services, including savings and accounts; personal, instalment, or revolving loans; mortgages; credit cards; life, savings and retirement planning, health and medical, home, motor, and travel insurance products; investment advisory services; retail FX products; mutual funds; and employee banking services.

The stock decreased 0.04% or GBX 0.3 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 713.2. About 932,046 shares traded. Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STAN) has 0.00% since March 26, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 29 analysts covering Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STAN), 12 have Buy rating, 11 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 41% are positive. Standard Chartered PLC has GBX 1300 highest and GBX 300 lowest target. GBX 660.04’s average target is -7.45% below currents GBX 713.2 stock price. Standard Chartered PLC had 271 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STAN) has “Sector Performer” rating given on Tuesday, March 8 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 25 by BNP Paribas. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, October 14 by Bernstein. The firm has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Thursday, April 21. BNP Paribas maintained the stock with “Underperform” rating in Thursday, March 10 report. AlphaValue maintained Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STAN) on Thursday, December 24 with “Buy” rating. On Tuesday, September 19 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Sell”. The stock of Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STAN) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, July 4 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Standard Chartered PLC (LON:STAN) earned “Sell” rating by Deutsche Bank on Wednesday, October 25. The firm earned “Reduce” rating on Friday, March 18 by Nomura.

Analysts await Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) to report earnings on April, 24. They expect $0.49 EPS, up 19.51% or $0.08 from last year’s $0.41 per share. MAS’s profit will be $153.56M for 20.54 P/E if the $0.49 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.44 actual EPS reported by Masco Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.36% EPS growth.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 sales for $9.47 million activity. Gross Joseph B. had sold 10,203 shares worth $438,219 on Friday, February 23. $2.09 million worth of stock was sold by Sznewajs John G on Friday, October 27. On Monday, March 12 VAN LOKEREN MARY ANN sold $241,844 worth of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) or 5,654 shares. MANOOGIAN RICHARD A also sold $2.00 million worth of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) shares. Lindow John P sold $682,254 worth of stock or 17,026 shares. LOSH J MICHAEL also sold $234,989 worth of Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) on Tuesday, February 27. The insider PAYNE LISA A sold $233,405.

Cambridge Financial Group Inc increased Amerisourcebergen Corporation (NYSE:ABC) stake by 378 shares to 66,064 valued at $5.47B in 2017Q3. It also upped Bank Of America Corp (NYSE:BAC) stake by 1,703 shares and now owns 227,989 shares. Archer Daniels Midland Co (NYSE:ADM) was raised too.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.02, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 49 investors sold MAS shares while 180 reduced holdings. 60 funds opened positions while 165 raised stakes. 275.40 million shares or 0.11% more from 275.10 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Train Babcock Advsr Ltd Liability Corporation reported 153,695 shares. Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 0.02% or 591,747 shares. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems holds 19,900 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Central National Bank holds 2.2% or 227,308 shares. Aperio Group Ltd Llc holds 0.04% or 176,378 shares in its portfolio. 30,251 were accumulated by Chase Counsel Corporation. Brinker reported 0.03% in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Laurion Capital Lp stated it has 0% in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Bank & Trust Of Hawaii invested 0.03% in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) reported 529,684 shares. Godshalk Welsh reported 14,450 shares. Bamco Inc Ny has invested 0.09% in Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS). Cambridge Fincl Group Inc accumulated 174,858 shares. 3.17 million are owned by Geode Cap Management Lc. Renaissance Investment Gru Ltd Com reported 153,881 shares.

Among 24 analysts covering Masco (NYSE:MAS), 14 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. Masco has $53.0 highest and $26 lowest target. $41.62’s average target is 3.40% above currents $40.25 stock price. Masco had 62 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, February 9 by RBC Capital Markets. On Monday, January 22 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Hold”. Longbow upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, April 6 report. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Wednesday, October 25 by Raymond James. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $45.0 target in Tuesday, November 14 report. The rating was maintained by Argus Research on Thursday, October 26 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, May 31 by RBC Capital Markets. UBS upgraded Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) on Friday, January 15 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, August 22. The rating was downgraded by Vertical Research on Thursday, March 31 to “Hold”.