A. O. Smith (AOS) Reaches $52.62 52-Week High, Masco (MAS) Has 0.76 Sentiment

The stock of A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) hit a new 52-week high and has $55.25 target or 5.00% above today’s $52.62 share price. The 8 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $9.13B company. The 1-year high was reported on Apr, 25 by Barchart.com. If the $55.25 price target is reached, the company will be worth $456.50 million more. About 52,790 shares traded. A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) has risen 12.87% since September 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 1.89% the S&P500.

Masco Corporation designs, manufactures, markets and distributes branded home improvement and building products. The company has market cap of $11.92 billion. The Firm operates through four business divisions: Plumbing Products, Decorative Architectural Products, Cabinetry Products, and Windows and Other Specialty Products. It has a 24.82 P/E ratio. The Company’s portfolio of brands includes BEHR paint; DELTA and HANSGROHE faucets, bath and shower fixtures; KRAFTMAID and MERILLAT cabinets; MILGARD windows and doors, and HOT SPRING spas.

Since November 9, 2016, it had 0 insider purchases, and 10 sales for $14.02 million activity. Shares for $497,339 were sold by Petrarca Mark A on Tuesday, December 6. 24,645 shares were sold by JONES PAUL W, worth $1.21 million on Wednesday, February 15. Heideman Robert J sold $788,480 worth of stock or 16,000 shares. 20,000 shares valued at $953,712 were sold by STERN JAMES F on Monday, November 14. Shares for $994,832 were sold by KITA JOHN J on Monday, December 5. On Thursday, March 9 Ackerman Patricia K sold $365,874 worth of A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) or 7,406 shares. $118,996 worth of A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) was sold by Lauber Charles T on Wednesday, November 9.

Among 11 analysts covering AO Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 73% are positive. AO Smith Corp has $111 highest and $50 lowest target. $86’s average target is 63.44% above currents $52.62 stock price. AO Smith Corp had 12 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Longbow initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Friday, June 17 report. The rating was initiated by BMO Capital Markets on Tuesday, April 5 with “Outperform”. SunTrust initiated the shares of AOS in report on Tuesday, November 3 with “Buy” rating. Suntrust Robinson initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Tuesday, November 3 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) on Friday, February 3 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Maxim Group on Friday, January 8. SunTrust maintained the shares of AOS in report on Thursday, July 14 with “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by Northland Capital on Tuesday, March 8. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of AOS in report on Friday, April 8 with “Overweight” rating. William Blair initiated A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) on Friday, September 11 with “Outperform” rating.

Analysts await A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) to report earnings on April, 26. They expect $0.47 earnings per share, up 14.63% or $0.06 from last year’s $0.41 per share. AOS’s profit will be $81.55M for 27.99 P/E if the $0.47 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.47 actual earnings per share reported by A. O. Smith Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

A. O. Smith Corporation operates through two divisions: North America and Rest of World. The company has market cap of $9.13 billion. The Company’s Rest of World segment primarily consists of China, Europe and India. It has a 28.49 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.

Investors sentiment increased to 6.44 in 2016 Q4. Its up 5.33, from 1.11 in 2016Q3. It improved, 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. Paradigm Asset Management Llc has 15,306 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Cibc Asset Inc reported 5,686 shares. Dnb Asset Mngmt As holds 0% of its portfolio in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) for 11,600 shares. Price T Rowe Associates Md invested in 0% or 228,505 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Ltd Partnership, Texas-based fund reported 686,638 shares. Plante Moran Fincl Advisors Lc accumulated 508 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Atlanta Capital Gru stated it has 77,329 shares. Ameritas Investment Ptnrs holds 48,080 shares. Vanguard Group Inc stated it has 13.11 million shares. Frontier Cap Management Ltd Liability accumulated 1.73 million shares. Eagle Asset Management Inc reported 0.14% in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS). Tocqueville Asset Mgmt Ltd Partnership reported 0.02% stake. Cue Gru Incorporated holds 0.96% of its portfolio in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) for 25,115 shares. Ranger L P, a Texas-based fund reported 10,540 shares. Dubuque Comml Bank has 300 shares.

About 1.54M shares traded. Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS) has risen 6.47% since September 16, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.51% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 88% of Masco’s analysts are positive. Out of 17 Wall Street analysts rating Masco, 15 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $26 while the high is $42. The stock’s average target of $35.32 is -3.31% below today’s ($36.53) share price. MAS was included in 23 notes of analysts from July 28, 2015. The stock of Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS) earned “Equal-Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, October 13. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Overweight” on Thursday, April 7. The stock has “Neutral” rating by M Partners on Wednesday, October 28. M Partners maintained Masco Corp (NYSE:MAS) rating on Tuesday, July 28. M Partners has “Neutral” rating and $26 target. The rating was upgraded by Robert W. Baird on Friday, January 22 to “Outperform”. Barclays Capital initiated the stock with “Overweight” rating in Friday, January 6 report. Macquarie Research upgraded the stock to “Outperform” rating in Wednesday, January 6 report. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy” on Wednesday, July 27. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, September 29. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 28 by SunTrust.

Marketfield Asset Management Llc holds 3.7% of its portfolio in Masco Corp for 151,369 shares. Shearlink Capital Llc owns 339,000 shares or 3.6% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Magee Thomson Investment Partners Llc has 3.36% invested in the company for 306,000 shares. The Wisconsin-based Sadoff Investment Management Llc has invested 2.87% in the stock. Argent Capital Management Llc, a Missouri-based fund reported 2.11 million shares.

Receive News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings with our daily email newsletter.