Comfort Systems USA (FIX) Getting Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds
News headlines about Comfort Systems USA (NYSE:FIX) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Comfort Systems USA earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.3462700060666 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Several equities analysts recently commented on the company. Gilford Securities lowered Comfort Systems USA from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Guggenheim lowered Comfort Systems USA from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Comfort Systems USA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, DA Davidson upped their target price on Comfort Systems USA to $43.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $63.00.
Comfort Systems USA (FIX) opened at $43.05 on Thursday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,606.06, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.15, a P/E/G ratio of 2.42 and a beta of 1.27. Comfort Systems USA has a 12 month low of $31.90 and a 12 month high of $44.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20, a current ratio of 1.33 and a quick ratio of 1.30.
Comfort Systems USA (NYSE:FIX) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The construction company reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $480.85 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $469.53 million. Comfort Systems USA had a return on equity of 16.49% and a net margin of 3.76%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 12.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.54 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Comfort Systems USA will post 1.78 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 21st. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 10th were paid a dividend of $0.075 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 9th. This represents a $0.30 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.70%. Comfort Systems USA’s dividend payout ratio is presently 17.44%.
In other news, Chairman Franklin Myers purchased 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $40.23 per share, for a total transaction of $120,690.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the chairman now directly owns 208,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $8,367,840. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Alan Krusi sold 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $43.24, for a total value of $86,480.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 70,473 shares of company stock valued at $2,986,454 over the last 90 days. 3.48% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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Comfort Systems USA Company Profile
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. As of December 31, 2016, the Company installed, maintained, repaired and replaced products and systems throughout its 35 operating units in 84 cities and 91 locations throughout the United States.
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