Watsco, Inc. (WSO): Price and Financial Metrics

Watsco, Inc. (WSO): $297.91

2.97 (+1.01%)

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  • Momentum is the dimension where WSO ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 88.18% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for WSO is in Growth, which has been heading down over the past 206 days.
  • WSO's current lowest rank is in the Value metric (where it is better than 31.81% of US stocks).

WSO Stock Summary

  • The capital turnover (annual revenue relative to shareholder's equity) for WSO is 3.48 -- better than 86.95% of US stocks.
  • Watsco Inc's stock had its IPO on January 1, 1986, making it an older stock than 92.9% of US equities in our set.
  • In terms of volatility of its share price, WSO is more volatile than just 12.69% of stocks we're observing.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Watsco Inc, a group of peers worth examining would be AOS, IVZ, FND, BRO, and CASY.
  • Visit WSO's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to www.watsco.com.

WSO Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of WSO, see our WSO price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $285.20 Average Broker Recommendation 1.91 (Hold)

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WSO Price/Volume Stats

Current price $297.91 52-week high $307.81
Prev. close $294.94 52-week low $154.66
Day low $294.27 Volume 79,100
Day high $298.23 Avg. volume 192,658
50-day MA $273.73 Dividend yield 2.64%
200-day MA $245.51 Market Cap 11.50B

Watsco, Inc. (WSO) Company Bio

Watsco distributes air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment; and related parts and supplies in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The company was founded in 1945 and is based in Miami, Florida.

WSO Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$297.91$348.79 17%

We started the process of determining a valid price forecast for Watsco Inc with a discounted cash flow analysis -- the results of which can be found in the table below. To summarize, we found that Watsco Inc ranked in the 59th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Specifically, our DCF analysis implies the stock is trading below its fair value by an estimated 17.83%. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Watsco Inc, consider:

  • The company's debt burden, as measured by earnings divided by interest payments, is 280.42 -- which is good for besting 97.84% of its peer stocks (US stocks in the Industrials sector with positive cash flow).
  • The business' balance sheet reveals debt to be 2% of the company's capital (with equity being the remaining amount). Approximately just 10.55% of US stocks with free cash flow have a lower reliance on debt in their capital structure.
  • WSO's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than 50.24% of tickers in our DCF set.

Terminal Growth Rate in Free Cash FlowReturn Relative to Current Share Price

GPN, MLHR, EVI, RGR, and TRU can be thought of as valuation peers to WSO, in the sense that they are in the Industrials sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Latest WSO News From Around the Web

Below are the latest news stories about Watsco Inc that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate WSO as an investment opportunity.

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Yahoo | May 14, 2021

Volatility Returns on Inflation Concern: 5 Top Low-Beta Picks

We have narrowed down our search to five low-beta stocks that have strong growth potential for 2021. These are: CINF, TWLII, WSO, ADM and LII.

Yahoo | May 13, 2021

Watsco (WSO) on Buyout Spree, Inks Acme Refrigeration Deal

Watsco (WSO) strengthens HVAC business through the acquisition of Acme Refrigeration, one of Louisiana's leading distributors of HVAC products.

Yahoo | May 12, 2021

Here's Why Momentum Investors Will Love Watsco (WSO)

Does Watsco (WSO) have what it takes to be a top stock pick for momentum investors? Let's find out.

Yahoo | May 3, 2021

Watsco (NYSE:WSO) Could Easily Take On More Debt

David Iben put it well when he said, 'Volatility is not a risk we care about. What we care about is avoiding the...

Yahoo | April 27, 2021

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WSO Price Returns

1-mo 6.53%
3-mo 20.89%
6-mo 28.19%
1-year 94.42%
3-year 84.57%
5-year 166.58%
YTD 33.43%
2020 30.57%
2019 34.99%
2018 -15.54%
2017 18.36%
2016 29.97%

WSO Dividends

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Watsco Inc (WSO) Stock Price | Nasdaq
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