Watsco is in the technology sector and computer hardware industry. The company CEO is Albert H. Nahmad. Watsco Inc distributes air conditioning, heating and refrigeration equipment and related parts and supplies in the HVAC/R distribution industry in North America. Watsco has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The WSO.B shares had a previous change of 1.25% which opened at 153.76 and closed at 165.19. It moved to an intraday high of 165.19 and a low of 165.19.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, WSO.B shares returned 1.25% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 17.74%. Over three months, it changed 17.74%. In one year it has changed -12.36% and within that year its 52 week high was 186.96 and its 52 week low was 132.69. WSO.B stock is 24.49% above its 52 week low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 154.39 and a 50 day moving average of 158.77. Right now, WSO.B stock is trading 7.00% above its 200 day moving average.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $6.2b with 37.6m shares outstanding and a float of 37.4m shares. Trading volume was 106 shares and has experienced an average volume of 10 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Watsco was 6.46 which ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 25.57.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr 2019 0.88
4thQtr 2018 0.94
3rdQtr 2018 2.11
2ndQtr 2018 2.40
1stQtr 2018 0.89

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 157.31, which means it might be overvalued by -5.01%.

EPS growth is an important number as it indicates the future prospects of Watsco; it is typically displayed as a percentage and called the EPS growth rate, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been -0.10% over the last twelve months.



Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 0.60% of insider ownership and 0.10% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 51, which was 0.00% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 5.67.

The beta was calculated to be 0.88.

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 10.39%, profit margin is 6.59%, price-to-sales is 1.37 and price-to-book is 4.66.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 1  : Growth Expectations Result
 6  : Financial Safety Result
 4  : Past Performance Result
 0  : Valuation Result
 4  : Dividend Safety Result
 3  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
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