NYSE:WSO - Watsco Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$142.06 -0.85 (-0.59 %)
(As of 01/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$142.91
Today's Range$139.98 - $142.54
52-Week Range$131.88 - $192.94
Volume197,972 shs
Average Volume263,557 shs
Market Capitalization$5.35 billion
P/E Ratio25.92
Dividend Yield4.06%
Beta0.96
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

Industry Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies
Sub-IndustryTrading Companies & Distributors
SectorConstruction
CUSIP94262220
Phone305-714-4100

Debt

Current Ratio2.95
Quick Ratio1.36

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.34 billion
Price / Sales1.22
Cash Flow$6.0839 per share
Price / Cash Flow23.35
Book Value$43.40 per share
Price / Book3.27

Profitability

Net Income$208.22 million
Net Margins5.15%
Return on Assets10.27%

Miscellaneous

Employees5,200
Market Cap$5.35 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 Wednesday, January 2nd. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 16th will be paid a dividend of $1.60 per share on Thursday, January 31st. This represents a $6.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.51%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 15th. This is an increase from Watsco's previous quarterly dividend of $1.45. 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 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 period last year, the business 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 earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $6.40-6.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $6.70.

What price target have analysts set for WSO?

10 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Watsco's stock. Their forecasts range from $144.00 to $195.00. On average, they expect Watsco's stock price to reach $175.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 23.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Watsco.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Watsco?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Watsco in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 7 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 trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources. 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 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the construction company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Watsco's key competitors?

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 number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.36%), KAMES CAPITAL plc (0.28%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.21%), Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. (0.14%), Pennsylvania Trust Co (0.10%) and Bath Savings Trust Co (0.08%). Company insiders that own Watsco stock include Barry S Logan and Technologies Corp /De/ United. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Watsco.

Which institutional investors are selling Watsco stock?

WSO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including KAMES CAPITAL plc, Riverbridge Partners LLC, Navellier & Associates Inc, Bath Savings Trust Co and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. View Insider Buying and Selling for Watsco.

Which institutional investors are buying Watsco stock?

WSO stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Retirement Systems of Alabama, Northstar Investment Advisors LLC, Fenimore Asset Management Inc., Pennsylvania Trust Co, Cerebellum GP LLC, Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co., Sit Investment Associates Inc. and Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc.. 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 $142.06.

How big of a company is Watsco?

Watsco has a market capitalization of $5.35 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 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  235 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  332 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  567
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This page was last updated on 1/15/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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