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    1. Fortune Brands Hits Soft Patch in 1Q, but Rest of Year is Set Up Quite Well

      Commentary

      Fri, 1 May 2015

      Fortune Brands started the year slowly but we share the ..... lost over the past year. Importantly, Fortune Brands ’ most profitable dealer channel continued ..... buttress its leading position, taking Fortune Brands ’ composition of cabinet sales to the

    2. Hacker claims to crack Master Lock combos under 2 minutes

      Headlines

      Wed, 29 Apr 2015

      April 29 (Reuters) - A hacker, known for unleashing a worm on the once-popular MySpace social network, said he has devised a technique to crack under two minutes any combination by Master Lock, a padlock company owned by Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc.

    3. Fortune Brands Acquires Norcraft and Its More Profitable Cabinet Dealer Customers

      Commentary

      Mon, 30 Mar 2015

      47 fair value estimate after Fortune Brands ’ announcement that it will acquire ..... and 11.5 times EBITDA, below Fortune Brands ’ 2.1 times and 15.7 times ..... narrow economic moat rating for Fortune Brands , though we believe the acquisition

    4. From Barron’s, March 23, 2015 (Part 2)

      Commentary

      Sat, 21 Mar 2015

      barrons.com/public/page/9_0210-investorsentimentreadings.html Bullish stories: Citigroup [ C ; pg 16]; Fortune Brands Home & Security [ FBHS ; pg 19]; 4 stocks at discounts [ PCAR; PCP, PVH, WDC ; pg 20]; Citizens Financial

    5. Fortune Brands Appears Set to Reaccelerate Peer-Beating Growth in 2015

      Commentary

      Wed, 4 Feb 2015

      Fortune Brands Home & Security closed a disappointing ..... fair value estimate. Entering 2014, Fortune Brands expected 11%-13% revenue growth ..... a lackluster new home sales market. Fortune Brands enters 2015 with renewed optimism

    6. A Watchlist of Building Suppliers

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      Fri, 10 Oct 2014

      now, we give narrow moats to Fortune Brands (FBHS), [TICKER:MAS] Masco ..... owned distribution. We scored Fortune Brands and Lennox the best across our ..... fair value estimate. We also see Fortune Brands , Lennox, and [TICKER:USG

      Fortune Brands found at 0:10, 1:23

      across our building-supplier coverage universe. Right now, we give narrow moats to Fortune Brands (FBHS), [TICKER:MAS] Masco (MAS), [TICKER:USG] USG (USG), and Lennox (LII), while Mohawk (MHK) [TICKER:OC] and Owens-Corning (OC) do not possess moats, in our opinion. In this somewhat to very commoditized industry, we believe moat sources are most easily attained through intangible assets from brand building as well as cost advantages from company-owned distribution. We scored Fortune Brands and Lennox the best across our proprietary fundamental framework, which looks at the extent of cyclical catchup opportunities, secular growth prospects, operational
      at a 17% discount to our fair value estimate. We also see Fortune Brands , Lennox, and [TICKER:USG] USG as slightly undervalued but still at 3 stars.
    7. Unemployed? Blame Boomers

      Headlines

      Thu, 11 Sep 2014

      Strong positions in home and hardware, spirits and wine, and golf give Fortune Brands a moat.

    8. Best Idea Fortune Brands Rids Itself of Simonton Windows in Moat-Enhancing Transaction

      Commentary

      Wed, 20 Aug 2014

      Narrow moat Fortune Brands Home & Security announced the sale ..... The sale should be accretive to Fortune Brands ’ margins--Simonton has operating ..... the low single digits, well below Fortune Brands ’ company average of approximately

    9. Mohawk Flies Above the Housing Clouds in 2Q; Shares Fully Valued

      Commentary

      Fri, 1 Aug 2014

      Investors looking for a higher-quality building supplier that trades at a discount to our fair value should look to Fortune Brands Home & Security (FBHS), which we added to the Morningstar Best Ideas list on Aug. 1.

    10. Macro Headwinds Not Too Great for Fortune Brands to Overcome; Valuation Becoming Attractive

      Commentary

      Thu, 31 Jul 2014

      Fortune Brands Home & Security reported a strong quarter considering that its residential ..... offset by time value of money benefits. There is a definite slowdown in Fortune Brands ’ end markets, but it’s not applying the brakes on the company

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