Comfort Systems USA Inc. (FIX) Shares Down 6.6%
Comfort Systems USA Inc. (NYSE:FIX) shares were down 6.6% during trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $29.61 and last traded at $29.81, with a volume of 563,320 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $31.92.
A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Comfort Systems USA from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $38.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Tuesday, April 26th. Sidoti cut Comfort Systems USA from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $36.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, July 12th.
The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $31.86 and a 200 day moving average price of $30.47. The company has a market cap of $1.14 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.74.
Comfort Systems USA (NYSE:FIX) last posted its earnings results on Friday, July 29th. The company reported $0.47 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.04. The business earned $427.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $447.05 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.35 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Comfort Systems USA Inc. will post $1.70 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 23rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 12th will be issued a $0.07 dividend. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.92%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 10th.
In other Comfort Systems USA news, VP T Mckenna Trent sold 25,000 shares of Comfort Systems USA stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $31.25, for a total value of $781,250.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 63,378 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,980,562.50. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Vance W. Tang sold 5,584 shares of Comfort Systems USA stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.27, for a total value of $180,195.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
Several hedge funds have bought and sold shares of the company. Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new stake in Comfort Systems USA during the fourth quarter worth approximately $1,336,000. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake in Comfort Systems USA by 1.8% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 69,181 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,966,000 after buying an additional 1,245 shares during the last quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. raised its stake in Comfort Systems USA by 63.3% in the fourth quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC. now owns 205,244 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,833,000 after buying an additional 79,544 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its stake in Comfort Systems USA by 3.7% in the fourth quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 255,932 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,273,000 after buying an additional 9,073 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Morgan Stanley raised its stake in Comfort Systems USA by 55.6% in the fourth quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 450,622 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,807,000 after buying an additional 161,044 shares during the last quarter.
Comfort Systems USA, Inc is a provider of mechanical contracting services, which principally includes heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing, piping and controls, as well as off-site construction, electrical, monitoring and fire protection. It installs, maintains and repairs products and systems throughout its approximately 35 operating units in 81 cities and 89 locations throughout the United States.
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