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 analyst gave a price target of 64, implying potential capital gains of 14.86 percent. The lowest price target was 52, implying a possible loss of -6.68 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.72 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

AOS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 9.89 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of AOS is 2.91.

In the last 52-weeks, AOS has achieved a high of 57.97 and a low of 43.66. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 27.62 percent, 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.