Smith AO Corp (NYSE:AOS) Q2 2017 Institutional Investor Sentiment Steady

Smith A O now has $10.58B valuation.

The stock increased 1.32% or $0.8 during the last trading session, reaching $61.45. It has outperformed by 18.50% the S&P500. Susquehanna Interest Llp reported 0% in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS). Moreover, Hollencrest Securities Ltd Liability has 0.1% invested in Nuveen Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund (NYSE:NAD). The stock decreased 0.42% or $0.38 during the last trading session, reaching $89.72. About 70,614 shares traded. Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI) has risen 31.33% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 13.38% the S&P500.

Short shares increased 1,251,295 over that timeframe. Its up 0.30, from 0.8 in 2017Q1. It is positive, as 20 investors sold WAT shares while 179 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 114 raised stakes. American Inc holds 28,844 shares. Insiders own 1.27% of the company's stock. State Teachers Retirement Sys invested in 0.04% or 262,932 shares. Harvey Investment Limited Co reported 105,513 shares. Castleark Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company has 86,665 shares. Utah Retirement Systems holds 0.03% or 26,300 shares in its portfolio. 458,766 were reported by Select Equity Grp Ltd Partnership. Finally, Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Smith (A.O.) Corporation during the 2nd quarter worth about $113,000. Middleton & Ma reported 4,480 shares or 0.18% of all its holdings. Fayez Sarofim accumulated 0% or 9,000 shares. Heideman Robert J also sold $1.62 million worth of A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) on Monday, May 1. AO Smith Corp had 26 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Therefore 60% are positive. Victory Cap Mgmt reported 0.26% of its portfolio in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS). The stock has "Buy" rating by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, September 6. The firm has "Buy" rating by Northland Capital given on Tuesday, March 8. The company has market cap of $10.48 billion. The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 6 by BMO Capital Markets. As per Wednesday, August 23, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. Cantor Fitzgerald maintained Waters Corporation (NYSE:WAT) on Tuesday, October 25 with "Buy" rating. As per Friday, January 8, the company rating was downgraded by Maxim Group. On Monday, May 1 the stock rating was downgraded by KeyCorp to "Sector Weight". The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with "Hold" on Friday, February 3.

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Since May 1, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 11 insider sales for $9.66 million activity. Impala Asset Mngmt Llc accumulated 0.05% or 18,260 shares. KITA JOHN J sold $687,149 worth of stock or 12,200 shares. BERENDT MICHAEL J sold $174,010 worth of stock. 620 shares were sold by SILVEIRA MICHAEL F, worth $106,807.

Analysts covering A O Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) are predicting double-digit earnings per share growth of 29.17% over the following three years. Its down 0.08, from 1.02 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 38 investors sold A. O. Smith Corp shares while 135 reduced holdings. The funds in our partner's database now have: 152.59 million shares, up from 125.46 million shares in 2017Q1. Amalgamated National Bank, New York-based fund reported 29,088 shares. In the last earnings report the EPS was $1.97 and is expected to be $2.11 for the current year with 172,538,000 shares outstanding. The Texas-based Goodman Financial Corp has invested 3.46% in the stock. Hourglass owns 4,500 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Mckinley Capital Mgmt Lc Delaware has 0.01% invested in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS). Caisse De Depot Et Placement Du Quebec accumulated 0% or 22,900 shares. The dividend was $0.140 per share for the quarter which is $0.56 annualized. Suntrust Robinson initiated A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) on Tuesday, November 3 with "Buy" rating. Wells Fargo Mn owns 2.55M shares. Liberty Mutual Grp Asset Management Inc invested in 61,030 shares.

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