What Do You Need to Know About A.O. Smith (AOS) Before Investing?

A.O. Smith logged a 0.5% change during today's morning session, and is now trading at a price of $67.47 per share. The S&P 500 index moved 0.0%. AOS's trading volume is 16,980 compared to the stock's average volume of 1,170,062.

A.O. Smith trades -0.78% away from its average analyst target price of $68.0 per share. The 9 analysts following the stock have set target prices ranging from $57.0 to $80.0, and on average have given A.O. Smith a rating of hold.

Anyone interested in buying AOS should be aware of the facts below:

  • A.O. Smith's current price is 180.8% above its Graham number of $24.03, which implies that at its current valuation it does not offer a margin of safety

  • A.O. Smith has moved 6.0% over the last year, and the S&P 500 logged a change of -5.8%

  • Based on its trailing earnings per share of 1.51, A.O. Smith has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 44.7 while the S&P 500 average is 15.97

  • AOS has a forward P/E ratio of 18.7 based on its forward 12 month price to earnings (EPS) of $3.6 per share

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 2.52 — a number near or below 1 signifying that A.O. Smith is fairly valued compared to its estimated growth potential

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 5.8 compared to its sector average of 3.78

  • A. O. Smith Corporation manufactures and markets residential and commercial gas, heat pump and electric water heaters, boilers, tanks, and water treatment products in North America, China, Europe, and India.

  • Based in Milwaukee, the company has 12,000 full time employees and a market cap of $10,182,236,160. A.O. Smith currently returns an annual dividend yield of 1.7%.

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