Fortune Brands Home & Security (FBHS) Cut to Hold at Zacks Investment Research

Lester Mason
March 14, 2018

Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. now has $9.58B valuation. Considering that the stock recent volume of 2439421 shares, this represents a pretty noteworthy trading in volume size. In looking at volatility levels, the shares saw weekly volatility of 1.91% and 2.14% over the past month.

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc is a holding company. (NYSE:FBHS) has risen 11.70% since March 12, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 5.00% the S&P500. ELMD's SI was 37,800 shares in March as released by FINRA. Ubs Asset Management Americas stated it has 426,089 shares. The SI to Electromed Inc's float is 0.8%. The stock price value Change from Open was at -0.97% with a Gap of 1.97%.

Moving toward the technical facts, its current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average is -10.85% and standing -32.74% away from 50-Day Simple Moving Average while traded -39.55% away from 200-Day Simple Moving Average. ContraFect Corporation (NASDAQ:CFRX) has declined 42.92% since March 9, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 8.92% the S&P500.

Electromed, Inc. develops, manufactures, markets, and sells airway clearance therapy and related products in the United States and internationally. For 2018, the company anticipates gaining from roughly 5-7% growth in the USA home products market and 5-6% rise in global market. It also provides single patient use SmartVest and SmartVest Wrap products for health care providers working in intensive care units; and Aerobika, an oscillating positive expiratory pressure device.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in Q3 2017. It also increased its holding in Outfront Media Inc by 15,090 shares in the quarter, for a total of 325,815 shares, and has risen its stake in Martin Marietta Materials (NYSE:MLM). Morgan Stanley reported 0% in Electromed, Inc. Echo Street Cap Management Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.5% or 239,613 shares in its portfolio. Thompson Davis And Com owns 1,017 shares. Spark Invest Mgmt Limited Company holds 0.03% or 65,176 shares. Massachusetts-based Essex Invest Mgmt Lc has invested 0.07% in Electromed, Inc. Atwood Palmer Inc owns 5,400 shares or 0.05% of their USA portfolio. Teton owns 106,654 shares. This repurchase authorization allows the industrial products company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases.

Investors may be drawing up a plan for the stretch run of the calendar year. Buckingham Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Company accumulated 2,280 shares. Capstone Advisors Ltd Liability, New York-based fund reported 4,089 shares.

Since September 20, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 4 selling transactions for $2.32 million activity. Roos John Victor sold $14,051 worth of, inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:ELMD) on Friday, September 29. Its up 0.43, from 0.98 in 2017Q2. 609.74 million shares or 0.30% less from 611.55 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.

When the RSI reading is between 30 and 0, the security is supposed to be oversold and ready for an upward correction. (NYSE:FBHS). Whittier Tru Of Nevada holds 0% or 38 shares in its portfolio. (NYSE:FBHS) for 4.16M shares. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership owns 0.52% invested in Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) for 5,400 shares. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of H in report on Monday, November 6 with "Hold" rating. De Burlo Incorporated owns 54,450 shares. Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. Deutsche Comml Bank Ag holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H) for 896,404 shares. After $0.80 actual EPS reported by Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -26.25% negative EPS growth. (NYSE:FBHS). Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Limited owns 4,900 shares. Tarbox Family Office holds 0.03% or 1,133 shares in its portfolio. Mark Sheptoff Fin Planning Ltd Com owns 0.04% invested in Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) shares with value of $5.71M were sold by KLEIN CHRISTOPHER J. Therefore 70% are positive. Loop Capital initiated coverage on shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. (NYSE:FBHS) has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Tuesday, October 13 by Barclays Capital. The stock of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS). Washington Mngmt reported 6,800 shares. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of FBHS in report on Tuesday, October 24 with "Buy" rating. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company's stock. They now have a "neutral" rating on the stock. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, February 2 by Jefferies. Fortune Brands Home & Security had a return on equity of 18.73% and a net margin of 8.95%. (NYSE:FBHS) rating on Thursday, April 21. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.71 EPS. FBHS's profit will be $89.65M for 26.26 P/E if the $0.59 EPS becomes a reality. Gabelli upgraded Fortune Brands Home & Security from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $78.00 price target on the stock in a report on Monday, February 12th.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 3 insider purchases, and 0 insider sales for $1.11 million activity. 940 shares were sold by Martinez Maria, worth $94,865 on Friday, October 27.

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