Pro-Smith A O Corp Big Money Sentiment Runs Low in 2018 Q1, Currently at 1.14

June 29, 2018 - By Maria Fierro

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“Big money” Positions

“Big money sentiment for Smith A O Corp (NYSE:AOS) in 2018 Q1 decreased to 1.14, SEC filings reveal. That’s down -0.07, from 2017Q4’s 1.21. 189 investment managers opened new or increased equity positions, while 166 sold and reduced equity positions in Smith A O Corp so the sentiment turned negative. Funds own 121.99 million shares, up from 120.93 million shares in 2017Q4. Funds holding Smith A O Corp in top 10 changed to 8 from 12 for a decrease of 4. 27 Investors Sold All; 139 Reduced Holdings; 128 increased stakes while 61 investment managers bought stakes.

Most Smith A O Corp Shareholders

Ecofin Ltd owns 563,487 shares in Smith A O Corp as of 2018 Q1. Smith A O Corp’s shareholder Water Asset Management Llc owns 233,481 shares as of 2018 Q1. Marietta Investment Partners Llc reported 313,764 shares. Garrison Bradford & Associates Inc revealed 66,240 shares position in Smith A O Corp. The Ontario – Canada-based fund Agf Investments America Inc. holds 139,757 shares or 3.38% of their US long stock exposure.

A. O. Smith Corporation manufactures and markets residential and commercial gas, gas tankless, electric water heaters, and water treatment products in North America, China, Europe, and India.The company has $10.19 billion market cap. The firm offers water heaters for residences, restaurants, hotels and motels, office buildings, laundries, car washes, and small businesses; commercial boilers for use in space heating applications for hospitals, schools, hotels, and other large commercial buildings; and expansion tanks, commercial solar water heating systems, swimming pool and spa heaters, and related products and parts.33.65 is the P/E ratio. It also provides heat pump and solar units, as well as combi boilers; and air purification products.

AOS hit $59.52 during the last trading session after $0.98 change.A. O. Smith Corporation has volume of 326,358 shares. Since June 29, 2017 AOS has risen 18.29% and is uptrending. AOS outperformed the S&P500 by 5.72%.

Investors wait A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS)’s quarterly earnings on July, 25., as reported by RTT. This year’s EPS analyst estimate is anticipated to be $0.62. That is 16.98 % up compareed to $0.53 EPS for last year. The profit will be $106.10 million for AOS if $0.62 EPS becomes true. After $0.60 EPS was reported last quarter, analysts now see EPS growth of 3.33 % for A. O. Smith Corporation.

New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has invested 0.03% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Magnetar Fincl Llc has invested 0.01% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Rmb Cap Management Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 0.01% of its capital in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Toronto Dominion State Bank owns 78,438 shs. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has invested 0.01% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Commercial Bank Of America Corporation De invested in 525,750 shs. Lifeplan Grp Inc has invested 0.06% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Westwood Holding Grp Inc holds 9,700 shs or 0.01% of its capital. Amp Capital Limited holds 41,003 shs or 0.01% of its capital. Cwm Ltd Liability Co has 72 shs for 0% of their capital. Ubs Asset Management Americas reported 574,475 shs stake. Asset Mgmt holds 12,359 shs. Maryland-based Chevy Chase Tru Hldgs Inc has invested 0.04% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). 420,663 are held by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania Pub School Empls Retrmt accumulated 13,017 shs.

A. O. Smith Corporation registered $10.17 million net activity with 0 insider purchases and 15 sales since February 1, 2018. Shares for $1.65 million were sold by KITA JOHN J on Friday, February 16. On Wednesday, May 30 $478,187 worth of stock was sold by Rajendra Ajita G. On Tuesday, February 13 11,606 shs were sold by Heideman Robert J, worth $716,547. On Monday, March 5 SMITH MARK D had sold 2,600 shs worth $163,099. On Tuesday, March 6 $1.89M worth of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) was sold by BROUWER WILFRIDUS M. Lauber Charles T sold $389,798 worth of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) on Tuesday, June 5.

A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) Ratings Coverage

A total of 7 analysts rate AO Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) as follows: 6 “Buy”, 1 “Hold” and 0 “Sell”. Тherefore 86% are bullish. (NYSE:AOS) has 12 ratings reports on 29 Jun 2018 according to StockzIntelligence. The company rating was maintained by SunTrust on Tuesday, January 30. In Thursday, January 25 report BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Buy” rating and $78.0 target. The company rating was upgraded by Boenning & Scattergood on Thursday, March 22. On Friday, April 27 the stock of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) earned “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus. On Wednesday, April 4 the rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Buy”. On Tuesday, April 3 the rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. On Wednesday, January 31 the rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold”. On Tuesday, January 30 Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of AOS in report with “Buy” rating. The stock rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird with “Buy” on Wednesday, April 4. On Thursday, April 26 the stock of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) earned “Buy” rating by DA Davidson.

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