General Building Materials' Stocks on Investors' Radar -- Masco, USG Corp., Martin Marietta Materials, and Headwaters

19 Jul, 2016, 08:20 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, July 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- has initiated coverage on the following equities: Masco Corp. (NYSE: MAS), USG Corp. (NYSE: USG), Martin Marietta Materials Inc. (NYSE: MLM), and Headwaters Inc. (NYSE: HW). Learn more about these stocks by accessing their free notes at:

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Taylor, Michigan headquartered Masco Corp.'s shares saw a slight decline of 0.53% and finished Monday's trading session at $33.90. A total volume of 3.34 million shares was traded. In the last month and the previous three months, the stock has advanced 10.88% and 4.96%, respectively. Additionally, the Company's shares have gained 20.94% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 7.53% and 16.20%, respectively. Moreover, shares of Masco, which designs, manufactures, markets, and distributes home improvement and building products in North America and globally, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 68.94.

On June 24th, 2016, Masco Corp.'s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $.095 per common share, payable on August 8th, 2016, to shareholders of record on July 8th, 2016. Sign up and read the free notes on MAS at:

USG Corp.  

On Monday, shares in Chicago, Illinois headquartered USG Corp. recorded a trading volume of 1.02 million shares, and ended the session 1.25% higher at $29.27. The stock has gained 12.45% in the last one month, 7.45% in the previous three months, and 20.50% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 5.54% above their 50-day moving average and 19.52% above their 200-day moving average. Furthermore, shares of USG Corp., which manufactures and distributes building materials globally, have an RSI of 63.46.

On July 06th, 2016, research firm Wedbush reiterated its 'Neutral' rating with an increase of the target price to $30 a share from $27 a share for the Company's stock. The complimentary note on USG can be accessed at:

Martin Marietta Materials  

Shares in Raleigh, North Carolina headquartered Martin Marietta Materials Inc. closed the day at $199.97, climbing 1.21%. The stock recorded a trading volume of 496,573 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 9.10% in the last one month, 19.04% over the previous three months, and 47.13% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 6.58% and 26.83% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of Martin Marietta Materials, which together with its subsidiaries, supplies aggregates products and heavy building materials for the construction industry in the U.S. and globally, have an RSI of 66.92. Register for free and access the latest notes on MLM at:


At the closing bell yesterday, shares in South Jordan, Utah headquartered building materials company, Headwaters Inc., ended 1.03% higher at $19.70 and with a total volume of 363,423 shares traded. The stock has advanced 12.96% in the last one month and 16.78% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 7.53% and 8.20%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Headwaters, which provides products and services to building and construction materials sectors primarily in the U.S. and Canada, have an RSI of 67.09.

On July 05th, 2016, Headwaters announced that it has redeemed $47.25 million of its 7 ¼% Senior Notes, unsecured debt due in 2019 effective July 1, 2016. The redemption reduces Headwaters remaining senior unsecured debt to $99.0 million. As of July 1st, 2016 Headwaters' total debt was $519.8 million, consisting of $420.8 million of senior term debt, and $99.0 million of senior unsecured debt. The note on HW is available for free at:

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