Analyst Ratings for A.O. Smith Corp. (AOS)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Analysts covering A.O. Smith Corp. (NYSE:AOS) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. Last month, AOS received an average rating of Overweight.

6 analysts declared AOS a buy, 1 issued an overweight rating, 8 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for AOS. The most optimistic price target was 64, implying a possible profit of 14.86 percent. The lowest price target was 52, implying a possible loss of -6.68 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -1.85 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.72 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of AOS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 9.89 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. AOS has a PEG ratio of 2.91.

In the trailing 52-weeks, AOS hit 57.97 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 43.66. Currently the stock is 27.62 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 3.88 percent. AOS has a price/earnings ratio of 28.78. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AOS value stock report compares AOS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of AOS is $9.55 billion. AOS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.