A.O Smith stock: buy or sell?
September 20th, 2019
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. Having a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with A.O Smith stock situation right now, hence 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 collected 5 ratings published for AOS stock in the last month.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-7-10||Jefferies Financial Group||n/a||Hold|
|2019-1-30||BMO Capital Markets||Outperform||Market Perform|
A.O Smith stock analysis
A.O Smith closed today at $47.48 and fell a tragic -2.08%.
Shares of A.O Smith ended today at $47.48 and fell a tragic -2.08%. 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. AOS is retaking the upward trend marking a new rising bottom heading to break out over $51.94.
A.O Smith shares plunged -5.49% this week, ending at $47.48.
A.O Smith stock is trading in the range of its last top and last bottom. Loosing would mean breaking the current uptrend. Breakdowns under last bottom are selling point signals for some trading strategies.
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 474,700.00%, with an average of 16,369.00% per year. If you had invested $1,000 in A.O Smith stock in 1990, it would worth $4,747,000.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
A.O Smith stock historical price chart
AOS stock reached 52-week highs at $59.94, and all-time highs 2018-01-29 with a price of 66.54.
A.O Smith stock price target is $59.00How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. We found 2 price targets for AOS stock posted in the last 30 days:
|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 . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will update this report.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual sales report draw a remarkable growth of 6.38% to $3,187.90 M USD. In the same way, its profit margin (compared to sales) grew to 13.93%, that is $444.20 million. A.O Smith fiscal year ends in December, and to evaluate its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, A.O Smith TTM sales up to March 2019 were $3,148.10 and income $434.70 million USD. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review A.O Smith business evolution since December 2018: Annual turnover up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, decreased a bad -1.25%. Aligned with this, 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 sales 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 decreased a -3.61% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 15.54%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, A.O Smith sales marked a fatal decrease and eased 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 a stock, it's always 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 0.88% of all shares.
Bearish positions for AOS stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
|Market cap||$6.6 B||$2.6 B||$187.2 M||$5.7 B||$26.0 M|
|Total shares||138.4 M||52.1 M||21.6 M||95.2 M||1.7 M|
|Float shares||135.1 M||40.5 M||15.8 M||94.8 M||0.5 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||98.7%||74.5%||40.6%||104.4%||17.1%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.9%||22.0%||19.1%||0.7%||78.5%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
A.O Smith summary
|Friday, September 20th, 2019|
|Day range||$47.36 - $48.73|
|Average true range||$1.24|
|50d mov avg||$46.07|
|100d mov avg||$45.90|
|200d mov avg||$47.50|
A.O Smith performanceTo better understand A.O Smith performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We compared A.O Smith against AAON, American Superconductor, BWX Technologies, Continental Materials, Franklin Electric, Lennox International, Lsb Industries and Regal Beloit in the following table: