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.

AOS was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 64, implying a possible profit of 14.86 percent. The minimum price target given was 52, which equates to a potential downside of -6.68 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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.

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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. AOS has a PEG ratio of 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 3.88 percent below the 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.