Analysts See $0.58 EPS for A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS)

April 24, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.21 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.07, from 1.14 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 25 investors sold A. O. Smith Corporation shares while 136 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 146 raised stakes. 120.93 million shares or 1.94% less from 123.32 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems accumulated 8,800 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Dimensional Fund Advsr Limited Partnership has invested 0.02% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Lbmc Inv Lc holds 0.61% or 60,902 shares in its portfolio. Raymond James And Associate invested in 100,119 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Fayez Sarofim Company stated it has 0% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Hsbc Hldgs Public Limited Company invested in 157,730 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Kbc Group Inc Nv holds 522,896 shares or 0.27% of its portfolio. Axa holds 0.02% or 76,172 shares in its portfolio. Private Na has 0.07% invested in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Etrade Limited Co owns 5,164 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd reported 23,575 shares. The New York-based Hilton Capital Management Ltd Co has invested 2.91% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Trust Investment, Indiana-based fund reported 10,415 shares. Tiaa Cref Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation reported 527,372 shares. Reliant Inv Mgmt Limited Com has invested 2.08% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS).

Since October 31, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 selling transactions for $9.00 million activity. Another trade for 30,000 shares valued at $1.89 million was made by BROUWER WILFRIDUS M on Tuesday, March 6. Heideman Robert J had sold 11,606 shares worth $716,547. GREUBEL WILLIAM P had sold 17,856 shares worth $1.19 million on Thursday, February 1. Shares for $1.32M were sold by Martineau Peter R on Tuesday, October 31. $163,099 worth of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) shares were sold by SMITH MARK D. On Tuesday, February 20 the insider Ding Wei sold $768,677.

Analysts expect A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) to report $0.58 EPS on April, 25 before the open.They anticipate $0.08 EPS change or 16.00 % from last quarter’s $0.5 EPS. AOS’s profit would be $99.48M giving it 27.97 P/E if the $0.58 EPS is correct. After having $0.60 EPS previously, A. O. Smith Corporation’s analysts see -3.33 % EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.57% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $64.9. About 1.06 million shares traded. A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) has risen 21.58% since April 24, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 10.03% the S&P500.

A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) Ratings Coverage

Among 7 analysts covering AO Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 86% are positive. AO Smith Corp has $78.0 highest and $59.0 lowest target. $72.17’s average target is 11.20% above currents $64.9 stock price. AO Smith Corp had 13 analyst reports since October 25, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) earned “Neutral” rating by Boenning & Scattergood on Wednesday, October 25. BMO Capital Markets maintained A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) on Thursday, January 25 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, April 4 by Robert W. Baird. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Sunday, December 10 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Thursday, October 26 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. Stifel Nicolaus maintained A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) on Thursday, February 15 with “Hold” rating. As per Tuesday, January 30, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. Boenning & Scattergood upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $75.0 target in Thursday, March 22 report. As per Tuesday, April 3, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy” on Tuesday, January 30.

A. O. Smith Corporation manufactures and markets residential and commercial gas, gas tankless, electric water heaters, and water treatment products in North America, China, Europe, and India. The company has market cap of $11.13 billion. The firm offers water heaters for residences, restaurants, hotels and motels, office buildings, laundries, car washes, and small businesses; commercial boilers for use in space heating applications for hospitals, schools, hotels, and other large commercial buildings; and expansion tanks, commercial solar water heating systems, swimming pool and spa heaters, and related products and parts. It has a 38.18 P/E ratio. It also provides heat pump and solar units, as well as combi boilers; and air purification products.

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