Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for AO Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS)?

More important recent A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) news were published by: which released: "Milwaukee technology center proposed by AO Smith Corp. seeks city funds" on July 07, 2017, also published article titled: "AO Smith acquires OH water softener company for $44.5 million", published: "AO Smith Buys William R. Hague, Boosts Water Footprint" on September 06, 2017. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 2,226 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $114,000 after acquiring an additional 145 shares in the last quarter. Smith (Ao) Corp now has $9.93 billion valuation. The stock increased 1.15% or $0.64 on September 8, reaching $56.52.

About 879,386 shares traded or 2.61% up from the average. It has outperformed by 18.50% the S&P500. On Wednesday, May 3 WOLF IDELLE K sold $67,014 worth of A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) or 1,250 shares. Therefore 32% are positive. AO Smith Corp had 24 analyst reports since September 11, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Suntrust Robinson initiated the shares of AOS in report on Tuesday, November 3 with "Buy" rating. Craig Hallum has "Buy" rating and $25 target. The company was maintained on Monday, October 5 by Roth Capital. On Friday, January 8 the stock rating was downgraded by Maxim Group to "Hold". The company was maintained on Friday, September 23 by Jefferies. RBC Capital Markets has "Buy" rating and $6.0 target. The company was initiated on Tuesday, November 3 by SunTrust. The stock has "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Friday, September 23. Piper Jaffray maintained AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ACRX) on Tuesday, July 25 with "Hold" rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.16 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.08, from 1.02 in 2016Q3. It turned negative, as 37 investors sold AOS shares while 17 reduced holdings.

These funds have shifted positions in (AOS). 247.64 million shares or 292.04% more from 63.17 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co, a New York-based fund reported 93,529 shares. Teacher Retirement Systems Of Texas owns 67,987 shares or 0.02% of their United States portfolio. Fuller And Thaler Asset Mngmt has invested 0% in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS). Fifth Third Bankshares has 0% invested in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) for 626 shares. Pennsylvania-based Glenmede Trust Na has invested 0.19% in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS). Bokf Na invested in 0.02% or 11,255 shares. Cidel Asset Mgmt holds 11,820 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Limited Liability Corp reported 0.01% of its portfolio in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS). The correct version of this piece can be read at Millennium Mngmt Ltd holds 220,556 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Invesco Ltd reported 0.06% stake. Bb&T Corp has 5,368 shares. Pitcairn has invested 0.11% of its portfolio in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS). The Company also manufactures and markets in-home air purification products in China. KITA JOHN J sold $687,149 worth of stock. Tower Research Cap Limited (Trc) invested 0% in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS). The insider Wheeler Kevin J. sold $739,708.

Community Bank Of Raymore, which manages about $234.54M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Norfolk Southern Corp (NYSE:NSC) by 4,100 shares to 20,800 shares, valued at $2.25 million in 2016Q4, according to the filing. Korea Investment CORP acquired a new stake in shares of Smith (A.O.) Corporation during the first quarter worth $102,000. On Thursday, May 25 the insider STERN JAMES F sold $1.37M.

Smith (NYSE AOS) opened at 57.53 on Tuesday. Therefore 60% are positive. The stock has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus price target of $66.83. On Tuesday, July 18 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with "Hold". The company was maintained on Wednesday, September 6 by BMO Capital Markets. BMO Capital Markets maintained A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) rating on Wednesday, June 21. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Wednesday, June 21 by BMO Capital Markets. Stifel Nicolaus maintained A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) rating on Friday, July 7. On Monday, February 13 the stock rating was upgraded by Morgan Stanley to "Equal-Weight". BROWN RONALD D also sold $433,961 worth of A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS) on Wednesday, May 24. Jefferies has "Buy" rating and $6300 target. Assetmark invested 0% in A. O. Smith Corp (NYSE:AOS). BidaskClub downgraded shares of Smith (A.O.) Corporation from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. About 1.77M shares traded or 48.74% up from the average. Equifax Inc (NYSE:EFX) was reduced too. The stock decreased 0.03% or $0.01 on September 8, reaching $35.59. About 463,543 shares traded. AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ACRX) has declined 14.24% since September 11, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 66.61% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.48 in Q4 2016. It dropped, as 2 investors sold AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc shares while 16 reduced holdings. 15 funds opened positions while 22 raised stakes.

Sg Capital Management Llc holds 5.62% of its portfolio in J C Penney Company Inc for 4.07 million shares. 18,356 were reported by Advantus Inc. Jefferies Gru Llc stated it has 47,219 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Blackrock Advsrs Ltd, a Delaware-based fund reported 32,538 shares. 103,420 were reported by Oxford Asset. Perceptive Advsr Ltd Llc reported 1% of its portfolio in AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ACRX).

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