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Morning Traders Watch: A. O. Smith Corporation, (AOS)

Friday February 24th 2017: A. O. Smith Corporation, AOS is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Industrial Electrical Equipment in the sector of Industrial Goods. Based in USA, A. O. Smith Corporation, AOS  has a market cap of 10.05 B. Since its IPO date on the 09/07/1984, A. O. Smith Corporation, AOS performance year to date is 21.37%. Today A. O. Smith Corporation, AOS has gained -0.31%, with a current price of 57.29.

Ownership of the company is 1.00% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 94.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 25.60%. Return of assets are at 12.00%, with return on investment at 17.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, A. O. Smith Corporation, AOS is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.23. While Total debt/equity is 0.24. With a profit margin of 12.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 41.60%, and operating margin of 17.20%. A. O. Smith Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 2.2, while the quick ratio is 1.9.

For the last year A. O. Smith Corporation, AOS has seen a EPS growth of 16.80%. A performance for the year of 26.36%. The 52-week high is -1.17%, and the 52-week low is 31.22%. The average volume for A. O. Smith Corporation, AOS is 131702.

With a target price of 57.18, can A. O. Smith Corporation, AOS reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of A. O. Smith Corporation, AOS. A. O. Smith Corporation has a P/E of 29.73 and a forward P/E of 24.57. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 2.59. A. O. Smith Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.6 and 6.36 respectively. For P/cash, A. O. Smith Corporation has a value of 13.92, while it is 41.35 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 57.29, A. O. Smith Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.97%. We see a return on equity of 22.40%.

Looking more long-term A. O. Smith Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 11.50%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 11.43% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 16.80% for this year and for the last five years a 25.30% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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