Investor Focus on Smith [AO] Corp (AOS) Shares

The stock was sold at an average price of $59.33, for a total transaction of $1,321,101.11. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 17,528 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,039,936.24. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Smith (NYSE:AOS) opened at $58.92 on Tuesday. -4.88% (High), 27.32%, (Low). The company has a quick ratio of 1.92, a current ratio of 2.32 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27. The industrial products company reported $0.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.53 by $0.01. Alleghany Corporation had a net margin of 0.10% and a negative return on equity of 0.14%. The business had revenue of $749.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $741.28 million. During the same period past year, the business posted $0.47 EPS. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $10.09 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Alleghany Corporation will post -0.24 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 31st will be issued a $0.14 dividend. This represents a $0.48 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.10%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 27th.

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Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. BidaskClub lowered shares of Smith (A.O.) Corporation from a "strong-buy" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th.

Shares of Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y) have been given a consensus broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the two analysts that cover the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. Finally, SunTrust Banks, Inc. restated a "buy" rating and set a $65.00 price target on shares of Smith (A.O.) Corporation in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. Robert W. Baird set a $61.00 price target on shares of Smith (A.O.) Corporation and gave the company a "buy" rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,548 shares of the company's stock valued at $195,000 after buying an additional 25 shares in the last quarter. The company now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $62.80. State of Tennessee Treasury Department increased its position in Smith (A.O.) Corporation by 143.9% in the 2nd quarter.

Investors also might be looking to track the ATR or Average True Range of the stock. Janus Henderson Group PLC increased its position in Smith (A.O.) Corporation by 49,147.8% during the second quarter. Fjarde AP Fonden Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund boosted its position in shares of Alleghany Corporation by 14.9% during the 2nd quarter. Lbmc Investment Advisors LLC now owns 31,834 shares of the company's stock valued at $2,805,000 after buying an additional 81 shares in the last quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 7,631,439 shares of the industrial products company's stock valued at $429,879,000 after acquiring an additional 7,615,943 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership increased its position in Smith (A.O.) Corporation by 9.9% in the third quarter. Findlay Park Partners LLP now owns 202,142 shares of the insurance provider's stock worth $120,234,000 after buying an additional 39,234 shares during the period.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in Y.

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