NYSE:WSO - Watsco Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $147.43 -2.16 (-1.44 %) (As of 12/16/2018 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$147.43Today's Range$146.76 - $149.7152-Week Range$138.61 - $192.94Volume176,842 shsAverage Volume258,829 shsMarket Capitalization$5.52 billionP/E Ratio26.90Dividend Yield3.93%Beta0.93 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Watsco, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment; and related parts and supplies in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. It offers residential ducted and ductless air conditioners; gas, electric, and oil furnaces; commercial air conditioning and heating equipment systems; and other specialized equipment. The company also provides parts comprising replacement compressors, evaporator coils, motors, and other component parts; and supplies, such as thermostats, insulation material, refrigerants, ductwork, grills, registers, sheet metal, tools, copper tubing, concrete pads, tapes, adhesives, and other ancillary supplies. It serves contractors and dealers that service the replacement and new construction markets for residential and light commercial central air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration systems. In addition, the company exports its products to Latin America and the Caribbean Basin. Watsco, Inc. was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Miami, Florida. 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Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies Sub-IndustryTrading Companies & Distributors SectorConstruction Current SymbolNYSE:WSO Previous Symbol CUSIP94262220 Webwww.watsco.com Phone305-714-4100 Debt Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A Current Ratio2.95 Quick Ratio1.36 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio26.90 Forward P/E Ratio22.82 P/E Growth1.83 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$4.34 billion Price / Sales1.27 Cash Flow$6.1251 per share Price / Cash Flow24.07 Book Value$43.40 per share Price / Book3.40 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$5.48 Net Income$208.22 million Net Margins5.15% Return on Equity14.00% Return on Assets10.27% Miscellaneous Employees5,200 Outstanding Shares37,430,000Market Cap$5.52 billion OptionableOptionable Watsco (NYSE:WSO) Frequently Asked Questions What is Watsco's stock symbol? Watsco trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WSO." How often does Watsco pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Watsco? Watsco declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, October 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, October 15th will be given a dividend of $1.45 per share on Wednesday, October 31st. This represents a $5.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, October 12th. View Watsco's Dividend History. How were Watsco's earnings last quarter? Watsco Inc (NYSE:WSO) announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October, 25th. The construction company reported $2.11 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.26 by $0.15. The construction company earned $1.30 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.31 billion. Watsco had a net margin of 5.15% and a return on equity of 14.00%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.82 earnings per share. View Watsco's Earnings History. When is Watsco's next earnings date? Watsco is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Watsco. What guidance has Watsco issued on next quarter's earnings? Watsco updated its FY 2018 earnings guidance on Thursday, October, 25th. The company provided EPS guidance of $6.40-6.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $6.70. What price target have analysts set for WSO? 9 brokerages have issued twelve-month price objectives for Watsco's stock. Their predictions range from $160.00 to $195.00. On average, they expect Watsco's stock price to reach $180.2857 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 22.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Watsco. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Watsco? 9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Watsco in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 6 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Watsco. Has Watsco been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about WSO stock have been trending positive this week, according to InfoTrie. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Watsco earned a news sentiment score of 3.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the construction company a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is very likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. Who are some of Watsco's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Watsco include CRH (CRH), Weyerhaeuser (WY), ATLANTIA SPA/ADR (ATASY), FERROVIAL S A/ADR (FRRVY), D. R. Horton (DHI), Lennar (LEN), Vulcan Materials (VMC), Nippon Paint (NPCPF), HEIDELBERGCEMEN/ADR (HDELY), Rollins (ROL), Martin Marietta Materials (MLM), Lennar (LEN.B), SEKISUI HOUSE L/S (SKHSY), Masco (MAS) and NVR (NVR). Who are Watsco's key executives? Watsco's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Albert H. Nahmad, Chairman & CEO (Age 77)Mr. Aaron J. Nahmad, Pres & Director (Age 37)Ms. Ana M. Menendez, CFO, Treasurer & Assistant Sec. (Age 53)Mr. Barry S. Logan, Sr. VP & Sec. (Age 55)Mr. Steven Rupp, Chief Technology Officer Who are Watsco's major shareholders? Watsco's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.41%), Vanguard Group Inc (7.66%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.66%), Capital World Investors (4.23%), FMR LLC (2.62%) and Baillie Gifford & Co. (2.47%). Company insiders that own Watsco stock include Barry S Logan and Technologies Corp /De/ United. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Watsco. Which major investors are selling Watsco stock? WSO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Baird Financial Group Inc., FMR LLC, First Quadrant L P CA, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, WINTON GROUP Ltd, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Neuberger Berman Group LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Watsco. Which major investors are buying Watsco stock? WSO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital World Investors, Point72 Asset Management L.P., Vanguard Group Inc, Vanguard Group Inc., Baillie Gifford & Co., Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Man Group plc and Ffcm LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Watsco. How do I buy shares of Watsco? Shares of WSO 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 Watsco's stock price today? One share of WSO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $147.43. How big of a company is Watsco? Watsco has a market capitalization of $5.52 billion and generates $4.34 billion in revenue each year. The construction company earns $208.22 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.48 on an earnings per share basis. Watsco employs 5,200 workers across the globe. What is Watsco's official website? The official website for Watsco is http://www.watsco.com. How can I contact Watsco? Watsco's mailing address is 2665 SOUTH BAYSHORE DRIVE SUITE 901, MIAMI FL, 33133. The construction company can be reached via phone at 305-714-4100 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Watsco (NYSE WSO)Community Ranking: 2.1 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 233 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 326 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 559MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Watsco and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WSO will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WSO will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. This page was last updated on 12/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How can you know how many shares are floating?