Fortune Brands Home & Security (FBHS) has a market cap of $8.7 billion. It rose 1.1% to close at $56.02 per share on December 14, 2016. The stock’s weekly, monthly, and YTD (year-to-date) price movements were 0.63%, 0.17%, and 2.1%, respectively, on the same day.
FBHS is now trading 0.07% below its 20-day moving average, 1.5% above its 50-day moving average, and 2.2% below its 200-day moving average.
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FBHS declared dividend
Fortune Brands Home & Security has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.18 per share on its common stock. The dividend will be paid on March 15, 2017, to shareholders of record at the close of business on February 24, 2017.
Fortune Brands’ performance in 3Q16
Fortune Brands Home & Security reported 3Q16 net sales of $1.3 billion, which is a YoY (year-over-year) rise of 3.2% over its net sales of $1.2 billion in 3Q15. Sales for the Plumbing, Doors, and Security segments rose 7.3%, 4.4%, and 6.3%, respectively, in 3Q16 YoY. The company’s operating margin rose 140 basis points in 3Q16 YoY.
FBHS’s net income and EPS (earnings per share) rose to $123.4 million and $0.77, respectively, in 3Q16, as compared to $107.5 million and $0.61, respectively, in 3Q15. It reported adjusted EPS of $0.80 in 3Q16, which represents a YoY rise of 25.0%.
Its cash and cash equivalents and inventories rose 16.8% and 1.2%, respectively, in 3Q16 YoY.