NYSE:AOS - A. O. Smith Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$43.26 -0.59 (-1.35 %)
(As of 05/21/2019 08:43 AM ET)
Previous Close$43.85
Today's Range$42.81 - $43.72
52-Week Range$40.34 - $65.57
Volume3.08 million shs
Average Volume1.70 million shs
Market Capitalization$7.23 billion
P/E Ratio16.57
Dividend Yield2.01%
A. O. Smith Corporation manufactures and markets residential and commercial gas 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; residential and commercial boilers for space heating applications in hospitals, schools, hotels, and other commercial buildings; and water treatment products, including on-the-go filtration bottles, point-of-use carbon and reverse osmosis products, point-of-entry water softeners, and whole-home water filtration 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, combi-boilers, solar tank units, and air purification products. The company offers its products primarily under the A. O. Smith and State 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Household appliances
Sub-IndustryBuilding Products
SectorIndustrial Products



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.19 billion
Cash Flow$3.0252 per share
Book Value$10.46 per share


Net Income$444.20 million


Market Cap$7.23 billion
Next Earnings Date7/24/2019 (Estimated)

A. O. Smith (NYSE:AOS) Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

How often does A. O. Smith pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for A. O. Smith?

A. O. Smith declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, April 8th. Investors of record on Tuesday, April 30th will be given a dividend of $0.22 per share on Wednesday, May 15th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.03%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 29th. View A. O. Smith's Dividend History.

When did A. O. Smith's stock split? How did A. O. Smith's stock split work?

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 created shares were payable to shareholders after the market closes on Wednesday, October 5th 2016. An investor that had 100 shares of A. O. Smith stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

How were A. O. Smith's earnings last quarter?

A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April, 30th. The industrial products company reported $0.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.04. The industrial products company earned $748.20 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $764.16 million. A. O. Smith had a net margin of 13.81% and a return on equity of 25.01%. The company's revenue for the quarter was down 5.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.60 EPS. View A. O. Smith's Earnings History.

When is A. O. Smith's next earnings date?

A. O. Smith is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for A. O. Smith.

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

A. O. Smith updated its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Tuesday, April, 30th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.69-2.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $2.71. A. O. Smith also updated its FY19 guidance to $2.69-$2.75 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for AOS?

9 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for A. O. Smith's stock. Their forecasts range from $50.00 to $71.00. On average, they expect A. O. Smith's stock price to reach $56.9971 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 31.8% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for A. O. Smith.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for A. O. Smith?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for A. O. Smith in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for A. O. Smith.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about A. O. Smith stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about A. O. Smith stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "In the past six months, A.O. Smith's shares have outperformed the industry. The company's growth potential in the defensive replacement market sets it apart from its peers. In fact, its robust liquidity position adds to its strength. The company’s Water-Right acquisition is likely to strengthen the company’s growth opportunities in the water treatment industry, especially in the wholesale and independent dealer array.  Moreover, the company follows a sound capital-deployment strategy and continually rewards shareholders. However, it looks significantly overvalued compared with the industry. Going forward, the company projects weaker performance in the Rest of World segment, primarily due to lower growth forecasts in China. We believe, if unchecked, higher costs and operating expenses might also prove detrimental to its margins and profitability." (5/16/2019)
  • 2. Boenning Scattergood analysts commented, "We maintain our Outperform rating for AOS, which has essentially morphed from a growth stock to a value stock over the last 12 months. Our $54 target (down from $60) reflects a P/E of 19.7 times, a 20% discount to the water infrastructure peer group average of 24.7 times. Also, of note in gauging reward/risk, AOS represents a call option on a potential U.S./China trade deal." (1/29/2019)

Has A. O. Smith been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about AOS stock have been trending somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. A. O. Smith earned a media sentiment score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news articles about the industrial products company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of A. O. Smith's key competitors?

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 NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Starbucks (SBUX), Intel (INTC), Micron Technology (MU), Netflix (NFLX), AbbVie (ABBV), Procter & Gamble (PG), AT&T (T) and Walmart (WMT).

Who are A. O. Smith's key executives?

A. O. Smith's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Ajita G. Rajendra, Exec. Chairman (Age 67)
  • Mr. Kevin J. Wheeler, CEO, Pres & Director (Age 59)
  • Mr. James F. Stern, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 56)
  • Mr. Mark A. Petrarca, Sr. VP of HR & Public Affairs (Age 55)
  • Mr. Ding Wei, Sr. VP & Pres of A. O. Smith China (Age 56)

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

A. O. Smith's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (5.71%), Pictet Asset Management Ltd. (1.58%), Ceredex Value Advisors LLC (1.41%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.25%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.24%) and Northern Trust Corp (0.95%). Company insiders that own A. O. Smith stock include Ajita G Rajendra, Charles T Lauber, Idelle K Wolf, James F Stern, John J Kita, Kevin J Wheeler, Mark A Petrarca, Mark D Smith, Paul R Dana, Paul W Jones, Peter R Martineau, Robert J Heideman, Ronald D Brown, Wallace E Goodwin, Wei Ding, Wilfridus M Brouwer and William P Greubel. View Institutional Ownership Trends for A. O. Smith.

Which major investors are selling A. O. Smith stock?

AOS stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Henderson Group PLC, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., OppenheimerFunds Inc., Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Schonfeld Strategic Advisors LLC, Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. and Victory Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold A. O. Smith company stock in the last year include Ajita G Rajendra, Charles T Lauber, John J Kita, Paul R Dana, Paul W Jones, Robert J Heideman, Ronald D Brown and Wallace E Goodwin. View Insider Buying and Selling for A. O. Smith.

Which major investors are buying A. O. Smith stock?

AOS stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fiera Capital Corp, Anchor Capital Advisors LLC, Marshall Wace LLP, Nordea Investment Management AB, Ceredex Value Advisors LLC, Schwartz Investment Counsel Inc., Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. and FMR LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for A. O. Smith.

How do I buy shares of A. O. Smith?

Shares of AOS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is A. O. Smith's stock price today?

One share of AOS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $43.26.

How big of a company is A. O. Smith?

A. O. Smith has a market capitalization of $7.23 billion and generates $3.19 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $444.20 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.61 on an earnings per share basis. A. O. Smith employs 16,300 workers across the globe.

What is A. O. Smith's official website?

The official website for A. O. Smith is http://www.aosmith.com.

How can I contact A. O. Smith?

A. O. Smith's mailing address is 11270 WEST PARK PLACE, MILWAUKEE WI, 53224. The industrial products company can be reached via phone at 414-359-4000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for A. O. Smith (NYSE AOS)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  372 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  377 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  749
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about A. O. Smith and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe AOS will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe AOS will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 5/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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