A. O. Smith (AOS) EPS Estimated At $0.53; Domtar (UFS) Shorts Increased By 6.41%

June 21, 2017 - By Kurt Siggers

Analysts expect A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) to report $0.53 EPS on July, 25.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 8.16% from last quarter’s $0.49 EPS. AOS’s profit would be $92.95M giving it 26.79 P/E if the $0.53 EPS is correct. After having $0.50 EPS previously, A. O. Smith Corp’s analysts see 6.00% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.27% or $0.73 during the last trading session, reaching $56.79. About shares traded. A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) has risen 35.20% since June 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.50% the S&P500.

Domtar Corporation (NYSE:UFS) had an increase of 6.41% in short interest. UFS’s SI was 3.58M shares in June as released by FINRA. Its up 6.41% from 3.37M shares previously. With 515,000 avg volume, 7 days are for Domtar Corporation (NYSE:UFS)’s short sellers to cover UFS’s short positions. The stock decreased 1.02% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $36.87. About shares traded. Domtar Corp (USA) (NYSE:UFS) has declined 0.68% since June 21, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.38% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.28, from 1.33 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 22 investors sold Domtar Corp (USA) shares while 89 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 80 raised stakes. 53.65 million shares or 2.16% more from 52.52 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Earnest Partners holds 43 shares. The Maryland-based Proshare Advsrs Ltd Liability Company has invested 0% in Domtar Corp (USA) (NYSE:UFS). M&R Cap Mngmt Inc invested 0.01% in Domtar Corp (USA) (NYSE:UFS). Caprock Grp Inc reported 14,036 shares. Moreover, First Midwest Bank & Trust Tru Division has 0.08% invested in Domtar Corp (USA) (NYSE:UFS). Ingalls & Snyder Ltd Liability Com accumulated 0.02% or 10,200 shares. Bnp Paribas Inv Partners Sa owns 0.02% invested in Domtar Corp (USA) (NYSE:UFS) for 56,000 shares. Toronto Dominion Comml Bank holds 0% or 531 shares. Art Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 0.05% or 22,700 shares. Jacobs Levy Equity Mgmt holds 0.1% of its portfolio in Domtar Corp (USA) (NYSE:UFS) for 134,241 shares. Swiss Bankshares has 0.01% invested in Domtar Corp (USA) (NYSE:UFS) for 101,400 shares. Rothschild Invest Il reported 31,900 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Northern Tru, a Illinois-based fund reported 1.39 million shares. Schwab Charles has 0.01% invested in Domtar Corp (USA) (NYSE:UFS) for 240,398 shares. 6,200 are owned by Axa.

Domtar Corporation designs, manufactures, markets and distributes a range of fiber products, including communication papers, specialty and packaging papers and absorbent hygiene products. The company has market cap of $2.33 billion. The Firm divisions include Pulp and Paper and Personal Care. It has a 16.06 P/E ratio. The Pulp and Paper segment consists of the design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of communication, specialty and packaging papers, as well as softwood, fluff and hardwood market pulp.

Since February 23, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 4 selling transactions for $2.31 million activity. 3,134 Domtar Corp (USA) (NYSE:UFS) shares with value of $123,887 were sold by JABLONSKI ZYGMUNT. Williams John David also sold $1.28 million worth of Domtar Corp (USA) (NYSE:UFS) on Thursday, February 23. 15,628 shares valued at $606,366 were sold by Garcia Michael Dennis on Monday, May 1. Fagan Michael sold $297,277 worth of stock.

Among 11 analysts covering Domtar Corp. (NYSE:UFS), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Domtar Corp. had 18 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, May 26 report. The firm has “Underperform” rating by DA Davidson given on Friday, July 8. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, November 10 by Macquarie Research. As per Wednesday, April 6, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Raymond James on Monday, May 1. Bank of America upgraded the shares of UFS in report on Friday, January 27 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Domtar Corp (USA) (NYSE:UFS) has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, September 22 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Underperform” rating by DA Davidson given on Wednesday, March 29. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, May 1 by TD Securities. The company was maintained on Tuesday, August 2 by Citigroup.

Among 12 analysts covering AO Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 58% are positive. AO Smith Corp had 15 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was initiated by SunTrust with “Buy” on Tuesday, November 3. The company was maintained on Thursday, June 1 by Jefferies. On Tuesday, November 3 the stock rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson with “Buy”. On Tuesday, March 8 the stock rating was initiated by Northland Capital with “Buy”. The rating was initiated by William Blair on Friday, September 11 with “Outperform”. Maxim Group downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Friday, January 8 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, September 23 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Sector Weight” rating on Monday, May 1 by KeyCorp. On Friday, February 3 the stock rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. On Friday, June 17 the stock rating was initiated by Longbow with “Neutral”.

Investors sentiment increased to 6.44 in 2016 Q4. Its up 5.33, from 1.11 in 2016Q3. It increased, as 37 investors sold A. O. Smith Corp shares while 17 reduced holdings. 52 funds opened positions while 296 raised stakes. 247.64 million shares or 292.04% more from 63.17 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Oakbrook Invests Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.02% or 7,850 shares in its portfolio. Prudential Public Limited Company holds 0% of its portfolio in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) for 10,690 shares. Utah Retirement accumulated 26,600 shares. Henderson Grp Inc Public Limited Liability Corporation reported 14,496 shares stake. Cipher Cap L P invested in 0.1% or 30,600 shares. Fjarde Ap stated it has 0.05% of its portfolio in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS). The South Dakota-based South Dakota Council has invested 0.01% in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS). Lbmc Inv Advsrs Limited Company owns 64,540 shares or 0.57% of their US portfolio. Twin Cap Mgmt holds 78,000 shares. Robeco Institutional Asset Bv owns 89,635 shares. 18,356 are held by Advantus Mngmt Inc. 12,380 are owned by Somerset Tru. Miracle Mile Advsr Ltd Liability Co stated it has 0.15% of its portfolio in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS). Aperio Gru Limited reported 39,002 shares. Blackrock Mngmt Ltd Com owns 523,601 shares.

A. O. Smith Corporation operates through two divisions: North America and Rest of World. The company has market cap of $9.96 billion. The Company’s Rest of World segment primarily consists of China, Europe and India. It has a 29.37 P/E ratio. Both divisions manufacture and market comprehensive lines of residential and commercial gas, gas tankless and electric water heaters, as well as water treatment products.

Since February 6, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 17 insider sales for $21.12 million activity. BROWN RONALD D had sold 8,000 shares worth $433,961 on Wednesday, May 24. $1.12M worth of A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) shares were sold by Petrarca Mark A. On Thursday, May 25 the insider STERN JAMES F sold $1.37M. KITA JOHN J had sold 12,200 shares worth $687,149 on Friday, June 2. $2.20M worth of stock was sold by JONES PAUL W on Monday, February 6. Lauber Charles T sold $216,707 worth of stock. 7,406 shares were sold by Ackerman Patricia K, worth $365,874.

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