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NYSE:AOS

A. O. Smith - AOS Stock Forecast, Price & News

$64.21
-0.12 (-0.19%)
(As of 08/17/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$63.21
$64.77
50-Day Range
$52.89
$64.33
52-Week Range
$51.91
$86.74
Volume
608,368 shs
Average Volume
1.09 million shs
Market Capitalization
$9.92 billion
P/E Ratio
19.70
Dividend Yield
1.74%
Price Target
$70.60

A. O. Smith MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.38 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
10.0% Upside
$70.60 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
4.88% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.49
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.26mentions of A. O. Smith in the last 14 days
Based on 11 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
5.73%
From $3.49 to $3.69 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

1.96 out of 5 stars

Industrial Products Sector

132nd out of 189 stocks

Household Appliances Industry

4th out of 6 stocks

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About A. O. Smith (NYSE:AOS) Stock

A. O. Smith Corporation manufactures and markets residential and commercial gas, heat pump and electric water heaters, boilers, tanks, and water treatment products in North America, China, Europe, and India. It operates through two segments, North America and Rest of World. The company offers water heaters for residences, restaurants, hotels and motels, office buildings, laundries, car washes, and small businesses; commercial boilers for hospitals, schools, hotels, and other large commercial buildings, as well as residential boilers for homes, apartments, and condominiums; and water treatment products comprising point-of-entry water softeners, well water solutions, and whole-home water filtration products, on-the-go filtration bottles, point-of-use carbon, and reverse osmosis products for residences, restaurants, hotels, and offices. It also provides food and beverage filtration products; expansion tanks, commercial solar water heating systems, swimming pool and spa heaters, and related products and parts; and heat pumps, electric wall-hung, gas tankless, combi-boiler, heat pump and solar water heaters. The company offers its products primarily under the A. O. Smith, State, Lochinvar, and water softener brands. It distributes its products through independent wholesale plumbing distributors, as well as through retail channels consisting of hardware and home center chains, and manufacturer representative firms; and offers Aquasana branded products directly to consumers through e-commerce, as well as other online retailers. A. O. Smith Corporation was founded in 1874 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

AOS has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. UBS Group reduced their price target on shares of A. O. Smith from $85.00 to $64.00 and set a "neutral" rating for the company in a research report on Friday, May 20th. Stifel Nicolaus dropped their price objective on shares of A. O. Smith from $59.00 to $58.00 in a report on Wednesday, July 20th. Northcoast Research initiated coverage on shares of A. O. Smith in a report on Monday, July 18th. They set a "buy" rating for the company. Longbow Research raised shares of A. O. Smith from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $71.00 price objective for the company in a report on Wednesday, July 6th. Finally, William Blair downgraded shares of A. O. Smith from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating in a report on Sunday, May 1st. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat, the company currently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $70.60.

A. O. Smith Stock Performance

A. O. Smith stock opened at $64.33 on Wednesday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.23, a current ratio of 1.76 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16. The company has a market capitalization of $9.94 billion, a PE ratio of 19.73, a P/E/G ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 1.19. The firm has a fifty day simple moving average of $58.05 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $62.79. A. O. Smith has a twelve month low of $51.91 and a twelve month high of $86.74.

A. O. Smith (NYSE:AOS - Get Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The industrial products company reported $0.82 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $965.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $959.82 million. A. O. Smith had a net margin of 13.42% and a return on equity of 28.47%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 12.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.73 earnings per share. Research analysts expect that A. O. Smith will post 3.49 EPS for the current year.

A. O. Smith Announces Dividend

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 29th were given a $0.28 dividend. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, July 28th. A. O. Smith's payout ratio is 34.36%.

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AOS Company Calendar

Last Earnings
7/28/2022
Ex-Dividend for 8/15 Dividend
7/28/2022
Dividend Payable
8/15/2022
Today
8/17/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/27/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Household appliances
Sub-Industry
Building Products
CUSIP
83186520
Employees
13,700
Year Founded
1874

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$70.60
High Stock Price Forecast
$100.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$58.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+10.0%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.38
Research Coverage
8 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$487.10 million
Pretax Margin
17.39%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.54 billion
Cash Flow
$3.53 per share
Book Value
$11.61 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
153,429,000
Market Cap
$9.92 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.19

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AOS Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell A. O. Smith stock right now?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for A. O. Smith in the last twelve months. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" AOS shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in AOS, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is A. O. Smith's stock price forecast for 2022?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for A. O. Smith's shares. Their AOS share price forecasts range from $58.00 to $100.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $70.60 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 10.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have AOS shares performed in 2022?

A. O. Smith's stock was trading at $85.85 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, AOS stock has decreased by 25.2% and is now trading at $64.21.
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Are investors shorting A. O. Smith?

A. O. Smith saw a increase in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 6,160,000 shares, an increase of 6.9% from the July 15th total of 5,760,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 1,010,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 6.1 days. Approximately 4.9% of the company's stock are short sold.
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When is A. O. Smith's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 27th 2022.
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How were A. O. Smith's earnings last quarter?

A. O. Smith Co. (NYSE:AOS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July, 28th. The industrial products company reported $0.82 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.81 by $0.01. The industrial products company earned $965.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $959.82 million. A. O. Smith had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 28.47% and a net margin of 13.42%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 12.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.73 earnings per share.
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How often does A. O. Smith pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for A. O. Smith?

A. O. Smith announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, July 11th. Investors of record on Friday, July 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.28 per share on Monday, August 15th. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 28th.
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Is A. O. Smith a good dividend stock?

A. O. Smith (NYSE:AOS) pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.74%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 30 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 34.36%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, AOS will have a dividend payout ratio of 30.35% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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When did A. O. Smith's stock split?

A. O. Smith's stock split on the morning of Thursday, October 6th 2016. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, September 7th 2016. The newly issued shares were distributed to shareholders after the market closes on Wednesday, October 5th 2016. An investor that had 100 shares of stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

What guidance has A. O. Smith issued on next quarter's earnings?

A. O. Smith updated its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 4th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.35-$3.55 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.50. The company issued revenue guidance of $3.96 billion-$4.04 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $4.04 billion.

What is Kevin J. Wheeler's approval rating as A. O. Smith's CEO?

10 employees have rated A. O. Smith Chief Executive Officer Kevin J. Wheeler on Glassdoor.com. Kevin J. Wheeler has an approval rating of 82% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of A. O. Smith own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other A. O. Smith investors own include AbbVie (ABBV), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AT&T (T), Procter & Gamble (PG), Walmart (WMT), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Abbott Laboratories (ABT), Chevron (CVX), NVIDIA (NVDA) and PepsiCo (PEP).

What is A. O. Smith's stock symbol?

A. O. Smith trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AOS."

Who are A. O. Smith's major shareholders?

A. O. Smith's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (5.55%), Pictet Asset Management SA (2.81%), Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (2.22%), ProShare Advisors LLC (1.66%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (1.42%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.06%). Insiders that own company stock include Ajita G Rajendra, Benjamin A Otchere, Bruce M Smith, Daniel L Kempken, David R Warren, Gene C Wulf, Helen E Gurholt, Idelle K Wolf, James F Stern, Mark A Petrarca, Mark D Smith, Mark R Allen, Michael M Larsen, Patricia K Ackerman, Paul W Jones, Robert J Heideman, Ronald D Brown, Samuel M Carver and Wallace E Goodwin.
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How do I buy shares of A. O. Smith?

Shares of AOS stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is A. O. Smith's stock price today?

One share of AOS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $64.21.

How much money does A. O. Smith make?

A. O. Smith (NYSE:AOS) has a market capitalization of $9.92 billion and generates $3.54 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $487.10 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.26 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does A. O. Smith have?

The company employs 13,700 workers across the globe.

Does A. O. Smith have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of A. O. Smith: A. O. Smith (China) Environmental Products Co. Ltd., A. O. Smith (China) Investment Co. Ltd., A. O. Smith (China) Water Heater Co. Ltd., A. O. Smith (China) Water Products Co. Ltd., A. O. Smith (Hong Kong) Limited, A. O. Smith (Shanghai) HVAC Co. Ltd., A. O. Smith (Wuhan) HVAC Co. Ltd., A. O. Smith Enterprises Ltd., A. O. Smith Holdings (Barbados) SRL, A. O. Smith India Water Products Private Limited, A. O. Smith L’eau chaude S.a.r.l., A. O. Smith Vietnam Company Limited, A. O. Smith Water FZE, A. O. Smith Water Treatment (North America) Holdings Inc., A. O. Smith Water Treatment (North America) Inc., A.O. Smith (Shanghai) Water Treatment Products Co., A.O. Smith Electrical Products, A.O. Smith Holdings I B.V., A.O. Smith Holdings II B.V., A.O. Smith Holdings III B.V., A.O. Smith International Holdings B.V., A.O. Smith Products v.o.f., A.O. Smith Water Products Company B.V., AO Smith Su Teknolojileri Anonim Sirketi, AOS Holding Company, American Water Heater Company, Applied Energy Recovery Systems, Aquasana Inc., GSW Inc., Giant Factories, Hague, Hague Europe LLC, Hague Quality Water, Lochinvar LLC, Lochinvar Limited, Master Water Conditioning, Mineral-Right Inc., Products de Agua S. de R.L. de C.V., SICO Acquisition LLC, State Industries LLC., Takagi - A. O. Smith Tankless Water Heater Company LLC, Water-Right, Water-Right Inc, Waterboss Europe SRL, and Yueyang Zhongmin Special Electrical Machinery Co. Ltd.
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When was A. O. Smith founded?

A. O. Smith was founded in 1874.

How can I contact A. O. Smith?

A. O. Smith's mailing address is 11270 WEST PARK PLACE, MILWAUKEE WI, 53224. The official website for the company is www.aosmith.com. The industrial products company can be reached via phone at (414) 359-4000, via email at packerman@aosmith.com, or via fax at 414-359-4115.

This page (NYSE:AOS) was last updated on 8/17/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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