Are analysts optimistic about A. O. Smith Corporation’s (NYSE:AOS) stock?

The closing price of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) was 51.06 for the day, down -0.31% from the previous closing price of $51.22. In other words, the price has decreased by $-0.16 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1457888 shares were traded. AOS reached its highest trading level at $52.52 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $51.04.

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Our analysis of AOS’s different ratios will help us gain a deeper understanding of the company. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 17.56 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 32.24. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 1.20 and its Current Ratio is at 1.80. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.17 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.16.

Upgrades & Downgrades

On July 06, 2022, Longbow Upgraded its rating to Buy which previously was Neutral but kept the price unchanged to $71.

On November 23, 2021, Loop Capital started tracking the stock assigning a Buy rating and target price of $100.Loop Capital initiated its Buy rating on November 23, 2021, with a $100 target price.

Insider Transactions:

Also, insider trades can serve as a great indicator of what management thinks about the future direction of a stock’s price. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 03 when Carver Samuel M. sold 2,000 shares for $59.57 per share. The transaction valued at 119,140 led to the insider holds 5,144 shares of the business.

Larsen Michael M bought 3,925 shares of AOS for $274,240 on Feb 22. The Director now owns 7,425 shares after completing the transaction at $69.87 per share. On Dec 08, another insider, Rajendra Ajita G, who serves as the Director of the company, sold 4,209 shares for $83.29 each. As a result, the insider received 350,574 and left with 23,732 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, AOS now has a Market Capitalization of 7.99B and an Enterprise Value of 7.85B. As of this moment, A.’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 15.70, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 13.89. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 1.96. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 2.09 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 4.44. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 2.04 whereas that against EBITDA is 10.42.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for AOS is 1.20, which has changed by -20.74% over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of -14.81% over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, AOS has reached a high of $86.74, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $50.80. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 58.56, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 65.70.

Shares Statistics:

AOS traded an average of 992.07K shares per day over the past three months and 1.63M shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 155.69M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 127.54M. Insiders hold about 0.30% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 98.50% stake in the company. Shares short for AOS as of Aug 30, 2022 were 5.98M with a Short Ratio of 6.03, compared to 6.16M on Jul 28, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 3.87% and a Short% of Float of 5.32%.

Dividends & Splits

With its trailing 12-month dividend rate of 1.10, AOS has a forward annual dividend rate of 1.12. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 2.15%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 2.19%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 1.60. The current Payout Ratio is 33.50% for AOS, which recently paid a dividend on Aug 14, 2022 with an ex-dividend date of Jul 27, 2022. Stock splits for the company last occurred on Oct 05, 2016 when the company split stock in a 2:1 ratio.

Earnings Estimates

The firm’s stock currently is rated by 13 analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.94 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.97 and a low estimate of $0.88, while EPS last year was $0.82. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.99, with high estimates of $1.03 and low estimates of $0.93.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $3.59 and $3.4 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $3.5. EPS for the following year is $3.71, with 13 analysts recommending between $4.05 and $3.3.

Revenue Estimates

A total of 14 analysts have provided revenue estimates for AOS’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $4.07B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $3.91B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $4.01B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $3.54B, up 13.40% from the average estimate. Based on 14 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $4.08B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $4.31B and the low estimate is $3.82B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 1.70% from the average revenue estimate for this year.