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Watsco Stock Forecast, Price & News

+4.50 (+1.78 %)
(As of 01/25/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $257.08
50-Day Range
MA: $233.04
52-Week Range
Now: $257.08
Volume278,649 shs
Average Volume176,558 shs
Market Capitalization$9.89 billion
P/E Ratio42.14
Dividend Yield2.81%
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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Overall MarketRank

1.25 out of 5 stars

Construction Sector

108th out of 203 stocks

Hardware, & Plumbing & Heating Equipment & Supplies Industry

1st out of 4 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.0Community Rank: 2.1Dividend Strength: 0.8Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Hardware, & plumbing & heating equipment & supplies
Sub-IndustryTrading Companies & Distributors
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$4.77 billion
Cash Flow$7.86 per share
Book Value$45.01 per share


Net Income$245.95 million


Market Cap$9.89 billion
Next Earnings Date2/11/2021 (Estimated)
+4.50 (+1.78 %)
(As of 01/25/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Watsco (NYSE:WSO) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Watsco's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus?

Watsco's stock was trading at $164.89 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, WSO stock has increased by 55.9% and is now trading at $257.08.
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Is Watsco a buy right now?

9 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 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" Watsco stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in WSO, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Watsco?

Wall Street analysts have given Watsco a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Watsco wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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What is Albert H. Nahmad's approval rating as Watsco's CEO?

15 employees have rated Watsco CEO Albert H. Nahmad on Glassdoor.com. Albert H. Nahmad has an approval rating of 85% among Watsco's employees.

When is Watsco's next earnings date?

Watsco is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 11th 2021.
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How were Watsco's earnings last quarter?

Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) issued its earnings results on Thursday, October, 22nd. The construction company reported $2.76 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.53 by $0.23. The construction company earned $1.54 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.50 billion. Watsco had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 13.38% and a net margin of 4.77%. The company's quarterly revenue was up 10.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $2.20 earnings per share.
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How often does Watsco pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Watsco?

Watsco declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, January 4th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 15th will be paid a dividend of $1.775 per share on Friday, January 29th. This represents a $7.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.76%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, January 14th.
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Is Watsco a good dividend stock?

Watsco pays an annual dividend of $7.10 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.81%. Watsco does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Watsco is 109.23%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on EPS estimates, Watsco will have a dividend payout ratio of 104.72% in the coming year. This indicates that Watsco may not be able to sustain their current dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for WSO?

9 brokers have issued 1 year target prices for Watsco's stock. Their forecasts range from $160.00 to $250.00. On average, they anticipate Watsco's share price to reach $195.33 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 24.0%.
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Who are some of Watsco's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Watsco own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Watsco investors own include NVIDIA (NVDA), The Walt Disney (DIS), Verizon Communications (VZ), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), The Home Depot (HD), The Coca-Cola (KO), Netflix (NFLX), Tesla (TSLA), Visa (V) and AbbVie (ABBV).

Who are Watsco's key executives?

Watsco's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Albert H. Nahmad, Chairman & CEO (Age 80, Pay $890.72k)
  • Mr. Aaron J. Nahmad, Pres & Director (Age 40, Pay $558.25k)
  • Ms. Ana M. Menendez, CFO & Treasurer (Age 56, Pay $303.1k)
  • Mr. Barry S. Logan, Exec. VP of Planning & Strategy and Sec. (Age 58, Pay $374.95k)
  • Mr. Steven Rupp, Chief Technology Officer
  • Mr. Paul W. Johnston, Exec. VP (Age 68)
  • Mr. Rick Gomez, VP of Corp. Devel.

What is Watsco's stock symbol?

Watsco trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WSO."

Who are Watsco's major shareholders?

Watsco's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include DAVENPORT & Co LLC (1.62%), Welch & Forbes LLC (0.50%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.36%), KAMES CAPITAL plc (0.32%), Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. (0.15%) and Handelsinvest Investeringsforvaltning (0.10%). Company insiders that own Watsco stock include Barry S Logan, Bob L Moss and George Sape.
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Which institutional investors are selling Watsco stock?

WSO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Riverbridge Partners LLC, Pacer Advisors Inc., DAVENPORT & Co LLC, Donaldson Capital Management LLC, Vision Capital Management Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Raymond James Trust N.A., and Taylor Frigon Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Watsco company stock in the last year include Barry S Logan, and George Sape.
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Which institutional investors are buying Watsco stock?

WSO stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Centaurus Financial Inc., KAMES CAPITAL plc, OLD National Bancorp IN, Handelsinvest Investeringsforvaltning, Strs Ohio, Welch & Forbes LLC, Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co., and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Watsco's stock price today?

One share of WSO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $257.08.

How big of a company is Watsco?

Watsco has a market capitalization of $9.89 billion and generates $4.77 billion in revenue each year. The construction company earns $245.95 million in net income (profit) each year or $6.50 on an earnings per share basis. Watsco employs 5,700 workers across the globe.

What is Watsco's official website?

The official website for Watsco is 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]

This page was last updated on 1/26/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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