FBHS stock: buy or sell?

FBHS stock price: $71.03 -2.69% At close on February 21st, 2020

Updated on:
February 21st, 2020


Fortune Brands Home & Security fell -2.69% today to $71.03 after reaching all time highs on Feb 14th.

Fortune Brands Home & Security, Inc. provides home and security products for use in residential home repair, remodeling, new construction, and security applications.

Should I buy FBHS stock?

Make a decision about when to buy or sell stocks is one of the hardest parts of being a trader or investor. That's why is so important to define your own trading plan that matches with your character as inversor. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Fortune Brands Home & Security stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Fortune Brands Home & Security stock a buy?

Banks and financial institutions publish stock ratings everyday. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for FBHS stock for the last month.

FBHS stock analysis

Daily outlook

After topping to all time highs on February/14, Fortune Brands Home & Security fell -2.69% to $71.03.

Fortune Brands Home & Security fell -2.69% today to $71.03 after marking all time highs on February 14th. From a daily perspective, FBHS is in a short term uptrend after plotting its last bottom ($68.40, on Jan/31) higher than the previous bottom, and its last top ($73.28, on February/14) also over the previous top. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top FBHS might consolidate in a plain range, waiting to break out over $73.28 or down under $68.40. On October, SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up triggering a rise of 17.29%. On Feb 14th, FBHS hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $73.00 recorded on Feb 13th. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.

FBHS stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Fortune Brands Home & Security shares eased -2.69% this week, ending at $71.03.

In a weekly time frame, Fortune Brands Home & Security stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, FBHS might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . Not so far away is the last price record Fortune Brands Home & Security marked last week. Since mid May 2019 when SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up, FBHS price gained $17.54 per share (32.79%). Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up late March 2019, FBHS climbed $26.57 (59.76%).

FBHS stock chart (weekly)

FBHS stock price history

FBHS IPO was on September 16th, 2011 at $10.88 per share1. Since then, FBHS stock grew a 552.80%, with an average of 69.10% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in FBHS stock in 2011, it would worth $5,528.00 today.

1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.

FBHS stock historical price chart

FBHS stock reached all-time highs on Feb/14 with a price of $73.28.

FBHS stock price target

Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' FBHS stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we have not found any price target for Fortune Brands Home & Security stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since last April, when Fortune Brands Home & Security published its last earnings report, it . As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will update this review.
FBHS earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

In 2018, Fortune Brands Home & Security annual revenues gained a beatiful 3.82% to $5,485.10 million dollars from $5,283.30 marked in 2017. Instead, its profit margin (compared to revenues) depreciated to 7.10%, that is $389.60 million.

Fortune Brands Home & Security presents anual results in December, and to evaluate its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Fortune Brands Home & Security TTM sales up to March 2019 were $5,558.40 and earnings $399.30 million USD. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Fortune Brands Home & Security business evolution since December 2018: Annual revenues up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, inched a tiny 1.34%. Regarding profit margin, Fortune Brands Home & Security remained constant 0.08% to 7.10%

FBHS annual Sales and Income evolution
2013$4,160 M-$230 M5.5%-
2014$4,014 M-3.52%$158 M3.9%-31.17%
2015$4,579 M14.10%$315 M6.9%99.24%
2016$4,985 M8.85%$413 M8.3%31.17%
2017$5,283 M5.99%$473 M8.9%14.38%
2018$5,485 M3.82%$390 M7.1%-17.56%
TTM $5,558 M1.34%$399 M7.2%2.49%

Quarterly financial results

Fortune Brands Home & Security posted $1,327.90 million in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -6.53% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $84.70 M with a profit margin of 6.38%. Profit margin remained stable a 0.38% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 6.00%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Fortune Brands Home & Security sales marked a decent growth and escalated a 5.84%.
FBHS quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$1,370 M-$140 M10.2%-
2017-Q3$1,350 M-1.46%$130 M9.6%-7.70%
2017-Q4$1,383 M2.41%$128 M9.3%-1.16%
2018-Q1$1,255 M-9.25%$75 M6.0%-41.41%
2018-Q2$1,429 M13.90%$130 M9.1%72.80%
2018-Q3$1,381 M-3.37%$100 M7.2%-22.99%
2018-Q4$1,421 M2.89%$85 M6.0%-14.63%
2019-Q1$1,328 M-6.53%$85 M6.4%-0.59%

Fortune Brands Home & Security ownership

When you are planning to invest in a company, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Fortune Brands Home & Security, 0.58% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

Bearish positions for FBHS stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better context understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:

Market cap$9.9 B
Total shares139.2 M
Float shares140.4 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)90.2%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.6%
Shares in short selling0.0%

FBHS summary

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Day range$70.72 - $72.89
Previous close$72.99
Session gain-2.69%
Average true range$1.25
50d mov avg$68.29
100d mov avg$64.20
200d mov avg$58.45
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Weekly pattern lt06a

Fortune Brands Home & Security performance

To better understand Fortune Brands Home & Security performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We compared Fortune Brands Home & Security against in the following table:
FBHSFortune Brands Ho...13.21%44.46%47.79%

Fortune Brands Home & Security competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Fortune Brands Home & Security competitor. This doesn't mean Fortune Brands Home & Security does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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