Analysts expect Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc (NYSE:FBHS) to announce earnings per share of $0.95 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Six analysts have provided estimates for Fortune Brands Home & Security’s earnings. The highest EPS estimate is $0.98 and the lowest is $0.87. Fortune Brands Home & Security posted earnings per share of $0.80 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 18.8%. The business is expected to issue its next quarterly earnings report on Thursday, February 7th.

On average, analysts expect that Fortune Brands Home & Security will report full-year earnings of $3.43 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.34 to $3.45. For the next year, analysts forecast that the business will post earnings of $3.85 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.68 to $4.00. Zacks’ earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of research firms that follow Fortune Brands Home & Security.

Fortune Brands Home & Security (NYSE:FBHS) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 25th. The industrial products company reported $0.93 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.05 by ($0.12). The firm had revenue of $1.38 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.44 billion. Fortune Brands Home & Security had a return on equity of 20.95% and a net margin of 7.94%.

FBHS has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Longbow Research lowered Fortune Brands Home & Security from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, October 12th. ValuEngine lowered Fortune Brands Home & Security from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 4th. Goldman Sachs Group began coverage on Fortune Brands Home & Security in a research note on Tuesday, October 2nd. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $64.00 price target on the stock. TheStreet cut Fortune Brands Home & Security from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Friday, October 26th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Fortune Brands Home & Security from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $64.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 30th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $61.58.

NYSE:FBHS opened at $42.61 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $6.03 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.83, a PEG ratio of 1.16 and a beta of 1.31. Fortune Brands Home & Security has a 52-week low of $40.89 and a 52-week high of $73.62. The company has a current ratio of 1.30, a quick ratio of 0.83 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.89.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, December 19th. Investors of record on Friday, November 30th will be paid a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 29th. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.88%. Fortune Brands Home & Security’s dividend payout ratio is currently 25.97%.

In related news, Director Ronald V. Waters sold 5,000 shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security stock in a transaction dated Friday, October 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.31, for a total value of $256,550.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 14,142 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $725,626.02. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 1.71% of the company’s stock.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Fort L.P. purchased a new position in Fortune Brands Home & Security during the 2nd quarter valued at about $117,000. O Brien Wealth Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security during the 3rd quarter valued at about $126,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. acquired a new stake in shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security during the 3rd quarter valued at about $126,000. First Manhattan Co. lifted its holdings in shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security by 136.4% during the 3rd quarter. First Manhattan Co. now owns 2,600 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $136,000 after buying an additional 1,500 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. acquired a new stake in shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security during the 3rd quarter valued at about $185,000. 85.21% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About Fortune Brands Home & Security

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 four segments: Cabinets, Plumbing, Doors, and 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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