A.O Smith stock: buy or sell?
January 17th, 2020
A. O. Smith Corporation manufactures and markets residential and commercial gas and electric water heaters, boilers, and water treatment products in North America, China, Europe, and India.
Should I buy A.O Smith stock?Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best moment to buy them. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with A.O Smith stock situation right now, therefore this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is A.O Smith stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we gathered 3 ratings published for AOS stock in the last 30 days.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-7-10||Jefferies Financial Group||n/a||Hold|
A.O Smith stock analysis
A.O Smith shares declined -1.47% to $46.93 yesterday.
A.O Smith shares declined -1.47% to $46.93 yesterday. In this session, A.O Smith stock crossed down the SMA200d line. If you are using SMA200d line as stop loss trigger, double check your position in this stock. Since last Dec 27th when SMA100d and SMA200d crossed up, AOS price slipped $-0.81 per share (-1.70%).
A.O Smith shares declined -1.45% this week, ending at $46.93.
Having descending tops is not good news for investors in AOS. Although it's only a warning signal, eyes should be on alert during next weeks to identify possible new risks. You should be expectant to A.O Smith price to not slide under , as this would complicate possible price recovery in the short and mid-term. This week, A.O Smith stock lost the significant level of the 40-weeks moving average. Trading stocks that are under the 40-weeks (that is, 200-days) moving average line is not recommended by many experts, as it indicates that the stock has not enough institutional support. Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up by mid December 2019, AOS price climbed $0.41 per share (0.88%).
A.O Smith stock price history
A.O Smith IPO was on April 24th, 1990 at $0.01 per share1. Since then, AOS stock surged a 469,200.00%, with a yearly average of 16,179.30%. If you had invested $1,000 in A.O Smith stock in 1990, it would worth $4,692,000.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
A.O Smith stock historical price chart
AOS stock reached 52-week highs on April at $55.88, and all-time highs 2018-01-29 with a price of 66.22.
A.O Smith stock price target is $59.00Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. You should not follow the analysts' AOS stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we found 2 price targets for AOS stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-6-7||DA Davidson||Lowers Target||n/a||$58.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter posting its last earnings report on April, A.O Smith . Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw an excellent growth of 6.38% to $3,187.90 M USD. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in line, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) raised a 4.04% to 13.93%. To have an updated view of the financial situation of A.O Smith, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual A.O Smith TTM sales up to March 2019 were $3,148.10 and income was $434.70 million dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem A.O Smith business evolution since December 2018: Annual sales up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, decreased a disappointing -1.25%. In line, profit margin (net income/revenues) remained stable at 13.93%.
|2013||$2,150 M||-||$170 M7.9%||-|
|2014||$2,356 M||9.58%||$208 M8.8%||22.45%|
|2015||$2,537 M||7.66%||$283 M11.2%||36.14%|
|2016||$2,686 M||5.89%||$327 M12.2%||15.41%|
|2017||$2,997 M||11.57%||$297 M9.9%||-9.19%|
|2018||$3,188 M||6.38%||$444 M13.9%||49.81%|
|TTM||$3,148 M||-1.25%||$435 M13.8%||-2.14%|
Quarterly financial resultsA.O Smith posted $748.20 million in revenues for 2019-Q1, a -7.91% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $89.30 million with a profit margin of 11.94%. Profit margin depreciated a -3.61% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 15.54%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, A.O Smith sales marked a tragic decrease and dropped a -5.05%.
|2017-Q2||$738 M||-||$92 M12.5%||-|
|2017-Q3||$750 M||1.58%||$94 M12.5%||1.41%|
|2017-Q4||$769 M||2.49%||$23 M3.0%||-75.77%|
|2018-Q1||$788 M||2.52%||$99 M12.5%||335.24%|
|2018-Q2||$833 M||5.75%||$115 M13.7%||15.89%|
|2018-Q3||$754 M||-9.50%||$105 M13.9%||-8.65%|
|2018-Q4||$813 M||7.74%||$126 M15.5%||20.75%|
|2019-Q1||$748 M||-7.91%||$89 M11.9%||-29.30%|
A.O Smith ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's worth to review its ownership structure.
A.O Smith shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.91% of all shares.
Bearish positions for AOS stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to A.O Smith:
|Market cap||$6.4 B|
|Total shares||137.1 M|
|Float shares||134.0 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||102.1%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.9%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
A.O Smith summary
|Friday, January 17th, 2020|
|Day range||$46.90 - $47.94|
|Average true range||$0.89|
|50d mov avg||$48.07|
|100d mov avg||$48.11|
|200d mov avg||$47.51|
A.O Smith performanceStocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. We compared A.O Smith against in the following table: