A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) Share are up 3.79% over the last three months: What’s Next?

The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the top holder of A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS), with 15.76 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is SSgA Funds Management, Inc. with 9.68 million shares. In the third-place spot with 7.21 million shares is BlackRock Fund Advisors.

This company’s stock price was $47.33 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 1411940. Compare that to its average daily volume of 1.28M. Given the fact that this stock has 164.26M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $7.77B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 1.46. Its Price to Sales ratio is 2.55, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 15.13, and its Price to Book ratio is 4.70.

AOS stock has achieved a 5-day range of $47.32 to $49.13, with a total performance of -2.93% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $47.32 to $52.61, generating a -5.87% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by +1.74%, trading in the range of $44.11 to $52.61.

In the past 5 days, shares of AOS have made a new high 2 times. In the last month, it has made a new high 4 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 12 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 9/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 0.53. This is a 0 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 0.53, amounting to an earnings surprise of 0.00%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 9/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 0.63, making for an earnings surprise of -3.20%. For the quarter ending 3/30/2019, EPS was reported at 0.53, generating a -7.00% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $444.2 million. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $296.5 million. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $448.9 million for the year, compared to $326.4 million in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$85.2 million, compared to -$94.2 million, and Free Cash flow was $363.7 million compared to the prior year’s $232.2 million.

A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 8/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 1.43, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.54, a Debt to Equity ratio of 0.22 and a Debt to EBITDA of 0.6. The Interest Coverage of this stock is 48.63, its Piotroski F-Score is 5, its Altman Z-Score is 6.25 and its Beneish M-Score is -2.55.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 8/10, thanks to a combination of things: an Operating Margin of 16.4, a Net Margin of 13.26, a ROE of 23.54, and a ROC of 62.6.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for AOS, this company’s Price to Tangible Book is 10.56 and its Price to Median PS Value is 1.27. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for AOS is now 1.36, and this organization’s Price to Graham Number is 3.04. Meanwhile, its Forward Rate of Return (Yactman) is 18.11.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for AOS is sitting at 1.64, while its Current Ratio is 2.06 and its PEG Ratio is 1.08. This stock’s PB Ratio is 4.91, its PS Ratio is 2.6, its Forward PE Ratio is 18.62, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 19.65. Similarly, its Shiller PE Ratio is 30.24, its Price to Owner Earnings is 21.82, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 21.96 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 18.12.