A.O. Smith

AOS-N

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BUY
BUY
February 7, 2020
You have to think not only about their water purification in India and China. They sold off inventories within China so they could sell upscaled equipment that are energy efficient. Their North American side of the business is also not to be neglected. Their sales here are 50% of the business with water purification, water heaters and air purification. In India, they are building revenue and will start making profit there too. The dividend continues to grow above average, and earnings for next year are between 2.40 -2.50 a share which is 20x earnings. If it goes down $5, he would be interested in adding to a position.
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A.O. Smith (AOS-N)
February 7, 2020
You have to think not only about their water purification in India and China. They sold off inventories within China so they could sell upscaled equipment that are energy efficient. Their North American side of the business is also not to be neglected. Their sales here are 50% of the business with water purification, water heaters and air purification. In India, they are building revenue and will start making profit there too. The dividend continues to grow above average, and earnings for next year are between 2.40 -2.50 a share which is 20x earnings. If it goes down $5, he would be interested in adding to a position.
HOLD
HOLD
November 29, 2019
A water and air purification as well as water-heater seller. There were issues with China but India is a bigger growth opportunity. They raised dividends by 12% and the business will continue to build out. Even without China, the return on invested capital is 28%. Water purification is a secular trend. In US, the demand is still there.
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A.O. Smith (AOS-N)
November 29, 2019
A water and air purification as well as water-heater seller. There were issues with China but India is a bigger growth opportunity. They raised dividends by 12% and the business will continue to build out. Even without China, the return on invested capital is 28%. Water purification is a secular trend. In US, the demand is still there.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 11, 2019
(A Top Pick Oct 12/18, Up 2%) They have come back to levels before the China war. China is only 1/3 of the business' revenue. They also have business in India and US for water purification, heating, and others. This company continues to be working in the water purification sector. They raised dividends by 9%. This will depend on how the US-China trade war wraps up.
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A.O. Smith (AOS-N)
October 11, 2019
(A Top Pick Oct 12/18, Up 2%) They have come back to levels before the China war. China is only 1/3 of the business' revenue. They also have business in India and US for water purification, heating, and others. This company continues to be working in the water purification sector. They raised dividends by 9%. This will depend on how the US-China trade war wraps up.
WATCH
WATCH
October 2, 2019

The predominant manufacturer of water heaters in North America. A business that is relatively stable, with replacements and new housing starts. They also have exposure to China, where they are a major supplier. The growth has been good in China, but he does not know what the future is there as China has built empty cities. Only when the buildings are occupied do their products get purchased there.

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A.O. Smith (AOS-N)
October 2, 2019

The predominant manufacturer of water heaters in North America. A business that is relatively stable, with replacements and new housing starts. They also have exposure to China, where they are a major supplier. The growth has been good in China, but he does not know what the future is there as China has built empty cities. Only when the buildings are occupied do their products get purchased there.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
August 2, 2019
(A Top Pick Oct 12/18, Down 8%) Problem with slowdown in China where 35% of their revenue comes from. The demand is not growing at the same pace as before. Indian air and water purification business revenue is up 30% and this is their next move.
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A.O. Smith (AOS-N)
August 2, 2019
(A Top Pick Oct 12/18, Down 8%) Problem with slowdown in China where 35% of their revenue comes from. The demand is not growing at the same pace as before. Indian air and water purification business revenue is up 30% and this is their next move.
PARTIAL BUY
PARTIAL BUY
June 21, 2019
China sales make up 1/3 of sales. Shortsellers have targeted it. Company says shortseller's information is not true or fair. Starting water treatment business in India. Next year will be sluggish. Plenty of cash available, and they'll buy back shares. Once China gets straightened out, they'll be fine. Could buy a half position today. Yield is about 4.5%.
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A.O. Smith (AOS-N)
June 21, 2019
China sales make up 1/3 of sales. Shortsellers have targeted it. Company says shortseller's information is not true or fair. Starting water treatment business in India. Next year will be sluggish. Plenty of cash available, and they'll buy back shares. Once China gets straightened out, they'll be fine. Could buy a half position today. Yield is about 4.5%.
HOLD
HOLD
May 27, 2019
Good company. Manufacturing facilities in China, and also sell in China, which is different from US companies. Stock's down because caught up in trade wars. Still good to hold. Dividend growth fantastic. Over 5 years, average is 25% dividend growth per year.
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A.O. Smith (AOS-N)
May 27, 2019
Good company. Manufacturing facilities in China, and also sell in China, which is different from US companies. Stock's down because caught up in trade wars. Still good to hold. Dividend growth fantastic. Over 5 years, average is 25% dividend growth per year.
SELL
SELL
May 7, 2019
They sell water and gas heaters to the US residential market, but their expansion into China has caused pain with a big drop in Q1 revenues. They're very good managers in a niche market. Trades at 20x earnings, but growth has really softened. Share price is too high. The downside will come from weakening US home sales. Other headwinds: China tariffs. He'd exit here.
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A.O. Smith (AOS-N)
May 7, 2019
They sell water and gas heaters to the US residential market, but their expansion into China has caused pain with a big drop in Q1 revenues. They're very good managers in a niche market. Trades at 20x earnings, but growth has really softened. Share price is too high. The downside will come from weakening US home sales. Other headwinds: China tariffs. He'd exit here.
BUY
BUY
March 21, 2019
He likes it a lot. They are into water purification and air purification in NA and India and China. They are not making money in China but not losing.
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A.O. Smith (AOS-N)
March 21, 2019
He likes it a lot. They are into water purification and air purification in NA and India and China. They are not making money in China but not losing.
HOLD
HOLD
December 7, 2018
The future is still bright, despite the current noise. Small caps are always volatile. A slowdown in U.S. housing and steel tariffs are headwinds. Nothing wrong with owning this; don't worry about the price fluctuations. Remember, it offers 20% dividend growth yearly. They're also in the water purification business which hasn't hit its bottom line yet.
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A.O. Smith (AOS-N)
December 7, 2018
The future is still bright, despite the current noise. Small caps are always volatile. A slowdown in U.S. housing and steel tariffs are headwinds. Nothing wrong with owning this; don't worry about the price fluctuations. Remember, it offers 20% dividend growth yearly. They're also in the water purification business which hasn't hit its bottom line yet.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
November 2, 2018

(A Top Pick Oct 04/17, Down 20%) Steel tariffs hurt them hard. Profit is up 13% instead of 15% so the stock got crushed. Increased the dividend 28% earlier this year. Genreates a ton of free cash flow. Weak housing starts in the U.S. and China hurt them. But last week's earnings saw a pop. He will add more shares later.

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A.O. Smith (AOS-N)
November 2, 2018

(A Top Pick Oct 04/17, Down 20%) Steel tariffs hurt them hard. Profit is up 13% instead of 15% so the stock got crushed. Increased the dividend 28% earlier this year. Genreates a ton of free cash flow. Weak housing starts in the U.S. and China hurt them. But last week's earnings saw a pop. He will add more shares later.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 12, 2018

Energy efficient, plus water heaters and purification in NA, China, India. Fear of China-US relations has hammered the stock. Small cap, trading at 15x earnings. Take a half position only. Yesterday announced 22% dividend increase. They’re going to be big as time goes by. Yield is 1.8%. (Analysts’ price target is $66.17)

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A.O. Smith (AOS-N)
October 12, 2018

Energy efficient, plus water heaters and purification in NA, China, India. Fear of China-US relations has hammered the stock. Small cap, trading at 15x earnings. Take a half position only. Yesterday announced 22% dividend increase. They’re going to be big as time goes by. Yield is 1.8%. (Analysts’ price target is $66.17)

COMMENT
COMMENT
August 20, 2018

A North American water stock? For 70 years, people have been promoting water stocks as the resource of the future. There's nothing new here. AO Smith sells water treatment in the Chinese market, but generally it's difficult to find clean plays on clean water. Water is something that different companies do under various specialties.

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A.O. Smith (AOS-N)
August 20, 2018

A North American water stock? For 70 years, people have been promoting water stocks as the resource of the future. There's nothing new here. AO Smith sells water treatment in the Chinese market, but generally it's difficult to find clean plays on clean water. Water is something that different companies do under various specialties.

PARTIAL BUY
PARTIAL BUY
August 7, 2018

Water heaters, wastewater management, and water purification. In US, Canada, India, and China. Growing by 15%, generating a ton of cash. Dividend year over year increased by 29%. Over last 15 years, dividend’s increased by 45%. Stock struggling because of China tariffs. But lots of construction going on in the US, which will need their products. Growth starting to slow down, since they’re going from small cap to a mid cap. Buying half positions for clients now. Because they’re a small cap, a correction of any magnitude will hit them more.

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A.O. Smith (AOS-N)
August 7, 2018

Water heaters, wastewater management, and water purification. In US, Canada, India, and China. Growing by 15%, generating a ton of cash. Dividend year over year increased by 29%. Over last 15 years, dividend’s increased by 45%. Stock struggling because of China tariffs. But lots of construction going on in the US, which will need their products. Growth starting to slow down, since they’re going from small cap to a mid cap. Buying half positions for clients now. Because they’re a small cap, a correction of any magnitude will hit them more.

COMMENT
COMMENT
April 10, 2018

They are the largest producer of water heaters in North America and they are the premium brand, and a leading supplier, of water treatment systems in China. There was a tremendous opportunity for buying this stock back when housing starts were low but he was concerned about growth in China and didn’t buy. That was a mistake. The company executed well. As a present investment, his concern is that they still make a lot of their money in China. He is reluctant to commit to the hypothesis that high growth will continue in China. It might, but it might not. Chinese industrial policy might make A.O. Smith vulnerable.

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April 10, 2018

They are the largest producer of water heaters in North America and they are the premium brand, and a leading supplier, of water treatment systems in China. There was a tremendous opportunity for buying this stock back when housing starts were low but he was concerned about growth in China and didn’t buy. That was a mistake. The company executed well. As a present investment, his concern is that they still make a lot of their money in China. He is reluctant to commit to the hypothesis that high growth will continue in China. It might, but it might not. Chinese industrial policy might make A.O. Smith vulnerable.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 28, 2017

(A Top Pick Dec 15/16. Up 28%.) This is water heaters and water purification systems in the US, Canada, India and China. Their big growth has come from China where they were one of the 1st distributors. They are just starting with their water purification in India. There are opportunities to grow. In the US, they have water purification. He is continuing to buy this.

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A.O. Smith (AOS-N)
December 28, 2017

(A Top Pick Dec 15/16. Up 28%.) This is water heaters and water purification systems in the US, Canada, India and China. Their big growth has come from China where they were one of the 1st distributors. They are just starting with their water purification in India. There are opportunities to grow. In the US, they have water purification. He is continuing to buy this.

PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
October 4, 2017

(A Top Pick Dec 15/16. Up 26.22%.) Makes water heaters in Canada and the US as well as India and China. They’ve also been buying water purification and water softener companies, mostly for India and China. About to close in on $1 billion in sales in China, where the middle-class are buying their first water heater ever, and that is where the growth is coming from. In India, the government has added a GST to generate more revenue and get rid of the red tape, which should start to spur the middle-class for more spending power.

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A.O. Smith (AOS-N)
October 4, 2017

(A Top Pick Dec 15/16. Up 26.22%.) Makes water heaters in Canada and the US as well as India and China. They’ve also been buying water purification and water softener companies, mostly for India and China. About to close in on $1 billion in sales in China, where the middle-class are buying their first water heater ever, and that is where the growth is coming from. In India, the government has added a GST to generate more revenue and get rid of the red tape, which should start to spur the middle-class for more spending power.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
October 4, 2017

This was bought on the idea of water efficiency moving forward, given global warning. Recommends half positions for the Top Picks, which is what he does for new clients. He likes the growth that is coming down the pipe for them. They have split their shares a couple of times since he has owned it. Dividend yield of 0.9%. (Analysts’ price target is $60.)

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October 4, 2017

This was bought on the idea of water efficiency moving forward, given global warning. Recommends half positions for the Top Picks, which is what he does for new clients. He likes the growth that is coming down the pipe for them. They have split their shares a couple of times since he has owned it. Dividend yield of 0.9%. (Analysts’ price target is $60.)

BUY WEAKNESS
BUY WEAKNESS
January 17, 2017

A classic meat and potatoes company, and a wonderful long term hold. They have some great niches, including their traditional boiler business. Have branched out overseas, giving them great long-term growth potential. He is a bit cautious on industrials right now. They, along with energy and financials, have really rocketed post the election on hopes of a better economy. If he saw a significant pullback in this quality company, he would be looking to take positions at that time.

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A.O. Smith (AOS-N)
January 17, 2017

A classic meat and potatoes company, and a wonderful long term hold. They have some great niches, including their traditional boiler business. Have branched out overseas, giving them great long-term growth potential. He is a bit cautious on industrials right now. They, along with energy and financials, have really rocketed post the election on hopes of a better economy. If he saw a significant pullback in this quality company, he would be looking to take positions at that time.

TOP PICK
TOP PICK
December 15, 2016

Manufactures water heaters and water purification. Rather than resources like oil, gas and gold, he is more interested in water. Water purification is new in the US. They have been doing it in India and China for a number of years, and that is where their growth has been coming from. If they can repatriate the capital back to the US, it will bode well for this company. Dividend yield of 0.99%. (Analysts’ price target is $51.50.)

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A.O. Smith (AOS-N)
December 15, 2016

Manufactures water heaters and water purification. Rather than resources like oil, gas and gold, he is more interested in water. Water purification is new in the US. They have been doing it in India and China for a number of years, and that is where their growth has been coming from. If they can repatriate the capital back to the US, it will bode well for this company. Dividend yield of 0.99%. (Analysts’ price target is $51.50.)

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A.O. Smith(AOS-N) Rating

Ranking : 3 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 3

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 1

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 0

Total Signals / Votes : 4

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A.O. Smith(AOS-N) Frequently Asked Questions

What is A.O. Smith stock symbol?

A.O. Smith is a American stock, trading under the symbol AOS-N on the New York Stock Exchange (AOS). It is usually referred to as NYSE:AOS or AOS-N

Is A.O. Smith a buy or a sell?

In the last year, 4 stock analysts published opinions about AOS-N. 3 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 0 analysts recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is BUY. Read the latest stock experts' ratings for A.O. Smith.

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A.O. Smith was recommended as a Top Pick by David Driscoll on 2020-02-07. Read the latest stock experts ratings for A.O. Smith.

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4 stock analysts on Stockchase covered A.O. Smith In the last year. It is a trending stock that is worth watching.

What is A.O. Smith stock price?

On 2020-07-10, A.O. Smith (AOS-N) stock closed at a price of $48.27.