Comparison of Two Hot Stocks: Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH), Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS)

Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH)

Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) closed at $72.19 on the last trading session with an decrease of -0.96%, whereas, it previously closed at $72.89. The company has a market capitalization of $2.79 Billion. The company traded shares of 421824 on the trading day while its three month average volume stands at 542.12 Million.

Now to discuss some of the Earning per Share estimates and growth estimates, shares of Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) produced diluted EPS of 6.4. The EPS estimate for next year as estimated by analysts is at 7.41 while EPS for next quarter is estimated at 1.08. Earnings per Share growth for this year is reported at 42.1, while the analysts estimated the EPS growth for next year at 7.41% and Earnings growth for next 5 years stands at 5.9% as estimated by the analysts. While Annual EPS Growth rate for past five years as reported by the company is at 11.2%.

Some important ratios are also vital to discuss the performance of the company and its shares. The P/E or Price to Earnings ratio of Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) is at 11.29 while the forward p/e is at 9.74. The P/S or Price to Sales ratio of Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) stands at 0.76 and Price to Book or P/B for the most recent quarter stands at 1.48. The Price to Free Cash Flow ratio or P/FCF is reported at 7.84. The quick ratio and the current ratio of Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) are reported at 0 and 0 respectively. The Return on Assets ROA, Return On Earnings ROE and ROI Return On Investment for Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) stands at 5.9, 11.5 and 7.4 respectively

The trailing twelve month Revenue of Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) is reported at 3.67 Billion with income of 249.7 Million. The outstanding shares of Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) are 38.67 Million. The institutional Ownership of the shares of 0 stands at 0.80%, this figure is increased 3.59 in the last six months. The insider ownership for the shares of Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) is ticked at 0.8%, the figure is plummeted -47.78% in the last six months.

Some other important financial aspects to be discussed here for Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) is the Mean Target Price estimated by the analysts which stands at 77.8. The 52 week high of Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) is placed at 76.83 and 52 week low is standing at 40.99.

Performance wise the shares of Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) fell down -0.72% for the week, it also rise 8.13% for the monthly performance, while for the quarter it went down 3.13%. The shares increase 17.77% for the half year and flew up for the Year-To-Date performance. The shares of Meritage Corporation (NYSE:MTH) grew 64.14% for the yearly performance.

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS)

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) closed at $72.99 on the last trading session with an increase of 0.48%, whereas, it previously closed at $72.64. The company has a market capitalization of $10.11 Billion. The company traded shares of 967789 on the trading day while its three month average volume stands at 1.17 Million.

Now to discuss some of the Earning per Share estimates and growth estimates, shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) produced diluted EPS of 3.06. The EPS estimate for next year as estimated by analysts is at 4.38 while EPS for next quarter is estimated at 0.71. Earnings per Share growth for this year is reported at -6.4, while the analysts estimated the EPS growth for next year at 4.38% and Earnings growth for next 5 years stands at 8.5% as estimated by the analysts. While Annual EPS Growth rate for past five years as reported by the company is at 17.4%.

Some important ratios are also vital to discuss the performance of the company and its shares. The P/E or Price to Earnings ratio of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) is at 23.88 while the forward p/e is at 16.68. The P/S or Price to Sales ratio of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) stands at 1.75 and Price to Book or P/B for the most recent quarter stands at 4.36. The Price to Free Cash Flow ratio or P/FCF is reported at 31.33. The quick ratio and the current ratio of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) are reported at 0.8 and 1.4 respectively. The Return on Assets ROA, Return On Earnings ROE and ROI Return On Investment for Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) stands at 6.5, 17.9 and 10.1 respectively

The trailing twelve month Revenue of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) is reported at 5.76 Billion with income of 431.9 Million. The outstanding shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) are 138.48 Million. The institutional Ownership of the shares of 92.3 stands at 0.80%, this figure is increased 3.47 in the last six months. The insider ownership for the shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) is ticked at 0.6%, the figure is plummeted -25.17% in the last six months.

Some other important financial aspects to be discussed here for Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) is the Mean Target Price estimated by the analysts which stands at 72.83. The 52 week high of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) is placed at 73.00 and 52 week low is standing at 44.79.

Performance wise the shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) rose up 3.17% for the week, it also rise 5.68% for the monthly performance, while for the quarter it went down 16.45%. The shares increase 46.77% for the half year and flew up for the Year-To-Date performance. The shares of Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) grew 55.17% for the yearly performance.