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Smith [A.O.] Corp (NYSE:AOS) shares traded 0.34% up during most recent session to reach at the closing price of $47.7. The stock exchanged hands 2.04 Million shares versus average trading capacity of 1.94 Million shares, yielding a market cap of $8.14 Billion. Wall Street analysts covering the stock are projecting that the stock will reach $59.29 within the next 52-weeks. The mean target projections are based on 7 opinions.

Taking a broader look brokerage firms’ analysts on the street with an expectant view have Smith [A.O.] Corp (NYSE:AOS) high price target of $71 and with a conservative view have low price target of $45.

BMO Capital “Maintained” Smith [A.O.] Corp (NYSE:AOS) in a research note issued to investors on 10/31/18 to Outperform with price target of $66.

Additionally on 10/10/18 Baird “Maintained” Smith [A.O.] Corp (NYSE:AOS) to Outperform setting price target at $58 and on 4/27/18 Stifel Nicolaus “Maintained” the stock to Hold at $67. Furthermore on 4/26/18 DA Davidson “Maintained” the stock to Buy at $73.

On the other hand the company has Relative Strength Index (RSI 14) of 46.79 along with Average True Range (ATR 14) of 1.75, Consequently Smith [A.O.] Corp (NYSE:AOS)’s weekly and monthly volatility is 3.87%, 3.79% respectively. The company’s beta value is at 1.44.

In terms of Buy, Sell or Hold recommendations, Smith [A.O.] Corp (NYSE:AOS) has analysts’ mean recommendation of 2.2. This is according to a simplified 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.

According to analysts Smith [A.O.] Corp (NYSE:AOS)’s minimum EPS for the current quarter is at $0.67 and can go high up to $0.73. The consensus mean EPS for the current quarter is at $0.7 derived from a total of 11 estimates from the analysts who have weighed in on projected earnings. However the company reported $0.6 earnings per share for the same quarter during last year.

Previously Smith [A.O.] Corp (NYSE:AOS) reported $0.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.63 by $-0.02. The company posted an earnings surprise of -3.2%.

Smith [A.O.] Corp (NYSE:AOS)’s revenue estimates for the current quarter are $821.43 Million according to 10 number of analysts, for the current quarter the company has high revenue estimates of $841 Million in contradiction of low revenue estimates of $796.9 Million. For the current year the company’s revenue estimates are $3.2 Billion compared to low analyst estimates of $3.17 Billion and high estimates of $3.22 Billion according to 12 number of analysts.

Currently Smith [A.O.] Corp (NYSE:AOS)’s shares owned by insiders are 0.4%, whereas shares owned by institutional owners are 97.8%. However the six-month change in the insider ownership was recorded -5.99%, as well as three-month change in the institutional ownership was recorded 1.13%.

Smith [A.O.] Corp (NYSE:AOS)’s trailing twelve month revenues are $3.14 Billion, whereas its price to sales ratio for the same period is 2.59. Its book value per share for the most recent quarter is $10.11 while its price to book ratio for the same period is 4.72, as for as the company’s cash per share for the most recent quarter is $3.86, however its price to cash per share ratio for the same period is 12.36. The stock has 5 year expected PEG ratio of 1.82 whereas its trailing twelve month P/E ratio is 19.83.