Analysts expect that Masonite International Corp (NYSE:DOOR) will announce $0.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Five analysts have made estimates for Masonite International’s earnings, with the lowest EPS estimate coming in at $0.75 and the highest estimate coming in at $1.03. Masonite International reported earnings per share of $0.55 in the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 52.7%. The company is scheduled to report its next earnings report on Wednesday, February 28th.

On average, analysts expect that Masonite International will report full year earnings of $3.48 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.40 to $3.69. For the next financial year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $3.87 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.59 to $4.16. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that follow Masonite International.

Masonite International (NYSE:DOOR) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The company reported $1.00 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.92 by $0.08. The firm had revenue of $517.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $509.04 million. Masonite International had a net margin of 4.75% and a return on equity of 14.38%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.89 earnings per share.

A number of analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Masonite International from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. TheStreet raised shares of Masonite International from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a report on Friday, November 24th. B. Riley upped their target price on shares of Masonite International from $72.00 to $82.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. Wedbush lowered shares of Masonite International from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $70.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, October 3rd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $74.00 target price (up previously from $72.00) on shares of Masonite International in a report on Thursday, November 9th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $76.60.

Masonite International (DOOR) traded up $0.85 on Thursday, reaching $74.85. 296,100 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 182,582. The company has a current ratio of 3.12, a quick ratio of 2.05 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,106.86, a PE ratio of 23.69 and a beta of 1.33. Masonite International has a 52-week low of $50.40 and a 52-week high of $85.30.

In other news, Director John C. Wills sold 1,015 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $72.70, for a total value of $73,790.50. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Robert Edgar Lewis sold 1,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.52, for a total transaction of $98,728.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 22,518 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,587,969.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 4,015 shares of company stock valued at $288,263 in the last ninety days. 2.19% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its position in Masonite International by 3.7% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 177,212 shares of the company’s stock valued at $13,380,000 after buying an additional 6,310 shares during the period. First Trust Advisors LP purchased a new stake in Masonite International during the 2nd quarter valued at $550,000. SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its position in Masonite International by 1.4% during the 2nd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 2,395 shares of the company’s stock valued at $181,000 after buying an additional 34 shares during the period. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its position in Masonite International by 3.9% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 151,657 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,450,000 after buying an additional 5,725 shares during the period. Finally, Legal & General Group Plc boosted its position in Masonite International by 12.2% during the 2nd quarter. Legal & General Group Plc now owns 11,326 shares of the company’s stock valued at $858,000 after buying an additional 1,230 shares during the period.

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About Masonite International

Masonite International Corporation is designer and manufacturer of interior and exterior doors for the residential new construction; the residential repair, renovation and remodeling, and the non-residential building construction markets. The Company principally operates in North America; Europe, Asia and Latin America, and Africa.

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