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$0.56 EPS Expected for A. O. Smith (AOS); Wedgewood Partners Has Decreased Its Tjx Companies (TJX) Holding

Analysts expect A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) to report $0.56 EPS on February, 1.They anticipate $0.09 EPS change or 19.15% from last quarter’s $0.47 EPS. AOS’s profit would be $96.28 million giving it 29.16 P/E if the $0.56 EPS is correct. After having $0.54 EPS previously, A. O. Smith Corporation’s analysts see 3.70% EPS growth. The stock increased 0.88% or $0.57 during the last trading session, reaching $65.32. About 856,560 shares traded or 5.66% up from the average. A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) has risen 35.20% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.50% the S&P500.

Wedgewood Partners Inc decreased Tjx Companies (TJX) stake by 14.23% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Wedgewood Partners Inc sold 213,618 shares as Tjx Companies (TJX)’s stock declined 3.78%. The Wedgewood Partners Inc holds 1.29M shares with $94.96M value, down from 1.50M last quarter. Tjx Companies now has $49.50 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.82% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $78.28. About 3.91M shares traded. The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) has declined 2.02% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.72% the S&P500.

Among 15 analysts covering AO Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 53% are positive. AO Smith Corp had 31 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Friday, April 8 with “Overweight”. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, October 4 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, June 1 by Jefferies. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Tuesday, April 5 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson with “Buy” on Tuesday, November 3. The stock has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird on Tuesday, September 5. The stock of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, October 12. KeyCorp downgraded the shares of AOS in report on Monday, May 1 to “Sector Weight” rating. The stock of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 23 by BB&T Capital. BMO Capital Markets maintained the shares of AOS in report on Wednesday, September 6 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.14 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.20, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. It is positive, as 36 investors sold A. O. Smith Corporation shares while 132 reduced holdings. 73 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. 123.32 million shares or 19.18% less from 152.59 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Retirement Systems Of Alabama owns 163,935 shares. Chevy Chase Tru Holdg Inc reported 128,771 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Driehaus Cap Management Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.05% or 21,023 shares. Communication Of Toledo Na Oh accumulated 0.34% or 22,500 shares. Bessemer Group Incorporated reported 0% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Foundry Prtn Limited Liability reported 15,438 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Retail Bank invested in 12,500 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Agf Invs America Incorporated owns 154,987 shares for 3.52% of their portfolio. Guggenheim Cap Limited Liability Company stated it has 839,262 shares. Lpl Fincl Lc reported 15,913 shares stake. 4,184 are held by Mckinley Capital Mgmt Ltd Liability Delaware. Royal National Bank Of Canada reported 247,385 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Nomura holds 7,427 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale reported 74,940 shares. Ftb Advisors has 3,500 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio.

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 market cap of $11.23 billion. 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. It has a 32.02 P/E ratio. It also provides heat pump and solar units, as well as combi boilers; and air purification products.

Since August 3, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $4.56 million activity. On Tuesday, October 31 the insider Martineau Peter R sold $1.32M. Shares for $3.24M were sold by JONES PAUL W on Thursday, August 3.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 1.02 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 59 investors sold TJX shares while 374 reduced holdings. 104 funds opened positions while 328 raised stakes. 550.02 million shares or 0.12% less from 550.70 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Aspiriant Limited Com owns 32,173 shares. Guggenheim Cap Limited Liability Co holds 0.11% or 623,982 shares in its portfolio. 174,876 are owned by Thornburg Inv Mgmt Inc. Valinor Lp reported 1.10M shares stake. Columbia Ptnrs L L C Mngmt reported 0.16% in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). Robeco Institutional Asset Bv invested 0.07% in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). Apg Asset Mgmt Nv holds 0.29% of its portfolio in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) for 2.39 million shares. Kopp Investment Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation owns 6,630 shares or 0.45% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Davis R M has 1.2% invested in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). Confluence Invest Management Ltd owns 0.85% invested in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) for 600,690 shares. Dubuque Comml Bank & Tru has 0.01% invested in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). 36,989 are owned by Raab And Moskowitz Asset Mgmt Limited Liability. Beaumont Fincl Prtn Limited Liability reported 0.03% of its portfolio in The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX). Atria Ltd Llc has 8,003 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Hexavest owns 619,238 shares for 0.56% of their portfolio.

Analysts await The TJX Companies, Inc. (NYSE:TJX) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $1.26 EPS, up 22.33% or $0.23 from last year’s $1.03 per share. TJX’s profit will be $796.71M for 15.53 P/E if the $1.26 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.00 actual EPS reported by The TJX Companies, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 26.00% EPS growth.

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