NYSE:WSO - Watsco Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $144.00 +1.08 (+0.76 %) (As of 02/22/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$142.92Today's Range$143.34 - $144.7052-Week Range$131.88 - $192.94Volume16,001 shsAverage Volume237,151 shsMarket Capitalization$5.39 billionP/E Ratio22.18Dividend Yield4.47%Beta0.96 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 CIK105016 Webwww.watsco.com Phone305-714-4100Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.08 Current Ratio4.03 Quick Ratio1.69Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio22.18 Forward P/E Ratio21.27 P/E Growth1.69 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$4.55 billion Price / Sales1.19 Cash Flow$4.5860 per share Price / Cash Flow31.40 Book Value$42.80 per share Price / Book3.36Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.49 Net Income$242.93 million Net Margins5.04% Return on Equity14.29% Return on Assets10.42%Miscellaneous Employees5,200 Outstanding Shares37,430,000Market Cap$5.39 billion Next Earnings Date4/23/2019 (Estimated) 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 2nd. Shareholders 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 4.45%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 15th. This is a positive change 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) issued its earnings results on Thursday, February, 14th. The construction company reported $1.02 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.04. The construction company had revenue of $991.32 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.01 billion. Watsco had a return on equity of 14.29% and a net margin of 5.04%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.19 EPS. View Watsco's Earnings History. When is Watsco's next earnings date? Watsco is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 23rd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Watsco. What price target have analysts set for WSO? 9 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for Watsco's shares. Their forecasts range from $144.00 to $194.00. On average, they expect Watsco's share price to reach $173.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 20.4% 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, 7 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Watsco. Has Watsco been receiving favorable news coverage? Media headlines about WSO stock have trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Watsco earned a coverage optimism score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the construction company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely 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 ATLANTIA SPA/ADR (ATASY), Weyerhaeuser (WY), FERROVIAL S A/ADR (FRRVY), Lennar (LEN), Vulcan Materials (VMC), D. R. Horton (DHI), HEIDELBERGCEMEN/ADR (HDELY), Rollins (ROL), Lennar (LEN.B), Nippon Paint (NPCPF), Martin Marietta Materials (MLM), Masco (MAS), United Rentals (URI), Jacobs Engineering Group (JEC) and SEKISUI HOUSE L/S (SKHSY). What other stocks do shareholders of Watsco own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Watsco investors own include Boeing (BA), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), United Parcel Service (UPS), Verizon Communications (VZ), NVIDIA (NVDA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Cisco Systems (CSCO), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Caterpillar (CAT) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM). Who are Watsco's key executives? Watsco's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Albert H. Nahmad, Chairman & CEO (Age 78)Mr. Aaron J. Nahmad, Pres & Director (Age 38)Ms. Ana M. Menendez, CFO, Treasurer & Assistant Sec. (Age 54)Mr. Barry S. Logan, Sr. VP & Sec. (Age 56)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 shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (9.79%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (2.97%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.11%), DAVENPORT & Co LLC (1.74%), Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC (1.61%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (0.88%). 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 Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, KAMES CAPITAL plc, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Bank of Montreal Can, Riverbridge Partners LLC, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC and Bahl & Gaynor Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Watsco. Which institutional investors are buying Watsco stock? WSO stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Baillie Gifford & Co., BlackRock Inc., Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC, DAVENPORT & Co LLC, Nordea Investment Management AB, Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Boston Financial Mangement LLC and Bank of America Corp DE. 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 $143.74. How big of a company is Watsco? Watsco has a market capitalization of $5.38 billion and generates $4.55 billion in revenue each year. The construction company earns $242.93 million in net income (profit) each year or $6.49 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: 244 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 344 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 588MarketBeat'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 2/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: How does the Federal Reserve determine interest rates?