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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for AOS. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 64, implying potential capital gains of 14.86 percent. The lowest price target was 52, which equates to a potential downside 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.85 percent. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of AOS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 9.89 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. AOS has a PEG ratio of 2.91.

AOS has traded between a high of 57.97 and a low of 43.66 over the past year. Currently the stock is 27.62 percent higher than its low, and 3.88 percent lower than its 52-week high. AOS has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $9.55 billion. AOS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.