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A. O. Smith (AOS) Analysts See $0.62 EPS; 4 Analysts Covering Immersion (IMMR)

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Analysts expect A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) to report $0.62 EPS on July, 25.They anticipate $0.09 EPS change or 16.98% from last quarter’s $0.53 EPS. AOS’s profit would be $106.11 million giving it 24.22 P/E if the $0.62 EPS is correct. After having $0.60 EPS previously, A. O. Smith Corporation’s analysts see 3.33% EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.34% or $1.44 during the last trading session, reaching $60.06. About 1.34M shares traded or 27.64% up from the average. A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) has risen 18.29% since June 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.72% the S&P500. Some Historical AOS News: 16/04/2018 – A.O. Smith to Supply More Than 20 Branded Water-Treatment Products to Lowe’s; 25/04/2018 – AO Smith 1Q Adj EPS 60c; 16/04/2018 – A.O. Smith: Lowe’s Primary Supplier Pact Begins in Mid-August; 25/04/2018 – A.O. Smith Reports 1Q Profit Rise; Raises 2018 Guidance; 25/04/2018 – A. O. Smith reports double digit earnings growth on record first quarter sales; 16/04/2018 – A.O. Smith to Become Primary Water Treatment Brand at Lowe’s; 23/04/2018 – DJ A O Smith Corporation, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (AOS); 25/04/2018 – AO SMITH 1Q EPS 57C, EST. 58C; 05/04/2018 – AO Smith Closes Above 50-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 19/03/2018 – A. O. Smith names Karge president-North America water treatment

Among 5 analysts covering Immersion (NASDAQ:IMMR), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 80% are positive. Immersion had 13 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Buy” rating by FBR Capital on Friday, February 23. The rating was maintained by Craig Hallum with “Buy” on Friday, May 6. On Wednesday, August 2 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Buy”. The stock has “Hold” rating by TheStreet on Thursday, August 27. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, April 18 by Lake Street. On Monday, January 29 the stock rating was maintained by Craig Hallum with “Buy”. On Monday, June 18 the stock rating was downgraded by Craig Hallum to “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by Craig Hallum. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Thursday, August 6 report. The rating was maintained by Craig Hallum with “Buy” on Friday, February 23. See Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR) latest ratings:

18/06/2018 Broker: Craig Hallum Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Old Target: $8 Downgrade
11/05/2018 Broker: Craig Hallum Rating: Buy New Target: $17.0000 Maintain
23/02/2018 Broker: Craig Hallum Rating: Buy New Target: $17.0 Maintain
23/02/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $18.0 Maintain
29/01/2018 Broker: Craig Hallum Rating: Buy New Target: $15.0 Maintain
16/01/2018 Broker: Craig Hallum Rating: Buy New Target: $12.0 Upgrade

Immersion Corporation creates, designs, develops, and licenses haptic technologies in North America, Europe, and Asia. The company has market cap of $489.10 million. The Company’s technologies allow people to use their sense of touch when they engage with various digital products. It has a 12.64 P/E ratio. The firm offers TouchSense Lite and TouchSense Premium toolkits that enable original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers to add customized haptic technologies to their own branded devices and other products.

More recent Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR) news were published by: Investorplace.com which released: “Nasdaq Hits Record High: 5 Tech Stocks Defying Trade Fears” on June 21, 2018. Also Schaeffersresearch.com published the news titled: “Surging Tech Stock Hit with Rare Downgrade” on June 18, 2018. Profitconfidential.com‘s news article titled: “IMMR Stock Looks Skyward After Completing Massive Price Pattern” with publication date: June 12, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Since February 23, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 insider sales for $20.23 million activity. 3,799 Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR) shares with value of $45,110 were sold by Erba Nancy. Another trade for 10,443 shares valued at $125,316 was sold by Peters Anne Marie. On Thursday, May 17 Senvest Management – LLC sold $17.15 million worth of Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR) or 1.25 million shares.

The stock decreased 1.77% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $16.05. About 780,011 shares traded or 16.01% up from the average. Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR) has risen 64.62% since June 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 52.05% the S&P500. Some Historical IMMR News: 03/05/2018 – Data Center Liquid Immersion Cooling Market – Increasing Need to Reduce Carbon Footprint Drives Growth| Technavio; 11/05/2018 – IMMERSION HOLDER VIEX AGREES TO NOMINATE, BACK TRAUB TO BOARD; 15/05/2018 – Millennium Management Buys New 3.6% Position in Immersion; 10/05/2018 – Immersion 1Q Net $69.9M; 08/03/2018 – Immersion Files Additional Lawsuits Against Samsung in U.S. and China; 10/05/2018 – IMMERSION CORP IMMR.O SEES FY 2018 REVENUE $108 MLN TO $118 MLN; 08/03/2018 – lmmersion Files Additional Lawsuits Against Samsung in U.S. and China; 16/05/2018 – IMMERSION HOLDER VIEX CAPITAL REDUCED STAKE TO 1.4%; 10/05/2018 – IMMERSION CORP FILES FOR NON TIMELY 10-Q – SEC FILING; 11/05/2018 – Immersion Awarded GSA OASIS Small Business Contract Vehicle

Investors sentiment increased to 1.11 in 2018 Q1. Its up 0.32, from 0.79 in 2017Q4. It is positive, as 11 investors sold Immersion Corporation shares while 24 reduced holdings. 21 funds opened positions while 18 raised stakes. 20.92 million shares or 0.15% less from 20.95 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Northern has 369,353 shares. Price T Rowe Inc Md has 28,938 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Invesco stated it has 21,085 shares. Legal And General Grp Public Limited Co has invested 0% in Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR). New York-based Art Ltd has invested 0.06% in Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR). Fny Managed Accounts Lc accumulated 0% or 237 shares. Metropolitan Life Ins Co New York has 0% invested in Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR) for 9,866 shares. Wells Fargo And Mn holds 0% of its portfolio in Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR) for 18,267 shares. Vanguard Gp invested in 0% or 1.30 million shares. 29,870 were accumulated by Columbia Pacific Advsrs Ltd Liability Co. Virtu Fincl Ltd Llc invested in 0.01% or 10,774 shares. Royal Bancshares Of Canada holds 1,007 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems has 0% invested in Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR). State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys invested in 0% or 31,284 shares. Menta Capital Limited Com has invested 0.03% in Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR).

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.14 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.07, from 1.21 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 27 investors sold A. O. Smith Corporation shares while 139 reduced holdings. 61 funds opened positions while 128 raised stakes. 121.99 million shares or 0.88% more from 120.93 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Gemmer Asset Management Ltd holds 281 shares. 6,085 are owned by Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans. Westpac Bk Corporation holds 0% or 7,801 shares. Quantitative Invest Limited Liability Com has invested 0.12% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Swiss Financial Bank reported 467,700 shares stake. 68,088 were accumulated by Great West Life Assurance Can. Natixis Advsr L P holds 0.09% of its portfolio in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) for 151,025 shares. Bamco Ny has invested 0.17% of its portfolio in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). State Of Wisconsin Board accumulated 0.04% or 239,816 shares. Atlantic Tru Group Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.23% of its portfolio in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) for 836,991 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Limited accumulated 50,174 shares. Farmers & Merchants Invs has invested 0% in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Ameritas Invest Partners invested 0.03% of its portfolio in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Credit Suisse Ag has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS). Envestnet Asset Mngmt accumulated 53,267 shares.

Among 17 analysts covering AO Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 65% are positive. AO Smith Corp had 43 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 11 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained the shares of AOS in report on Tuesday, September 12 with “Buy” rating. The stock of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, June 1. The firm has “Buy” rating by Robert W. Baird given on Wednesday, October 4. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Overweight” on Friday, April 8. The company was maintained on Thursday, July 14 by SunTrust. On Monday, October 16 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with “Buy”. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Hold” on Friday, July 7. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, June 21 by BMO Capital Markets. The rating was initiated by Northland Capital on Tuesday, March 8 with “Buy”.

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 $10.28 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 33.95 P/E ratio. It also provides heat pump and solar units, as well as combi boilers; and air purification products.

Since February 1, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 15 insider sales for $10.17 million activity. Rajendra Ajita G sold 8,200 shares worth $531,654. KITA JOHN J sold $581,459 worth of A. O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) on Friday, June 8. 17,856 shares valued at $1.19 million were sold by GREUBEL WILLIAM P on Thursday, February 1. 2,600 shares were sold by SMITH MARK D, worth $163,099. Heideman Robert J sold $233,942 worth of stock. Another trade for 11,773 shares valued at $768,677 was sold by Ding Wei. BROUWER WILFRIDUS M had sold 30,000 shares worth $1.89M.

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