A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS)went down by -3.01% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $56.66 and move down -15.05%, while AOS stocks collected -4.83% of loss with the last five trading sessions. Barron's reported on 11/12/19 that Drowning in Choices, but Not All Water Stocks Are Created Equal

A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) Worth an Investment?

A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) scored price to earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 20.50 times of increase in earnings at the present.

AOS Market Performance

AOS stocks went down by -4.83% for the week, with the monthly drop of -3.45% and a quarterly performance of 6.65%, while its annual performance rate touched 6.49%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -3.73% for AOS stocks with the simple moving average of 1.11% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion on A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS)

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for AOS stocks, with Rosenblatt repeating the rating for AOS shares by setting it to “Neutral”. The predicted price for AOS socks in the upcoming period according to Rosenblatt is $52 based on the research report published on November 7, 2019.

Boenning & Scattergood, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see AOS stock at the price of $52. The rating they have provided for AOS stocks is “Neutral” according to the report published on May 1, 2019.

KeyBanc Capital Mkts gave “ Overweight” rating to AOS stocks, setting the target price at $52 in the report published on November 27, 2018.

AOS Stocks 0.01% Far from 50 Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought AOS to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, A. O. Smith Corporation was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -13.08% of loss for the given period.

The stock volatility was left at 2.08%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 2.01%, while the shares sank at the distance of -3.62% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by +0.31% upper at the present time.

In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, AOS went down by -4.83%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of -0.04% of losses for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $51.07. In addition, A. O. Smith Corporation saw 15.34% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further gains.

AOS Stock Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS), starting from SMITH MARK D, who sold 4,820 shares at the price of $51.94 back on Nov 08. After this action, Rushing now owns 109,113 shares of A. O. Smith Corporation, valued at $250,351 with the latest closing price.

Rajendra Ajita G, the Executive Chairman of A. O. Smith Corporation, sold 16,556 shares at the value of $49.47 during a trade that took place back on Sep 10, which means that Rajendra Ajita G is holding 78,163 shares at the value of $819,100 based on the most recent closing price.

AOS Stock Fundamentals

The current profitability levels are settled at +17.29 for the present operating margin and +40.93 for gross margin. The net margin for A. O. Smith Corporation stands at +13.93. Total capital return value is set at 27.57, while invested capital returns managed to touch 22.27. Equity return holds the value 23.70%, with 13.00% for asset returns.

Based on A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS), the company’s capital structure generated 12.89 points for debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is set at the value of 11.42. Total debt to assets is settled at the value of 7.21 with long-term debt to equity ratio rests at 62.63 and long-term debt to capital is 12.89.

EBITDA value lies at +132.30 M with total debt to EBITDA carrying the value of 0.36. The value for Enterprise to Sales is 2.57 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.03. The receivables turnover for A. O. Smith Corporation is 5.12 with the total asset turnover at the value of 1.02. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 2.09.