A.O. Smith Corporation (NYSE:AOS) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $74.11, above its previous 52-week high of $74.07 with 80,664 shares traded as of 9:45 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 404,400 shares over the past 30 days.
Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- A.O. Smith Corporation (NYSE: AOS) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $74.11, above its previous 52-week high of $74.07 with 80,664 shares traded as of 9:45 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 404,400 shares over the past 30 days. A.O. Smith has a market cap of $2.89 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and industrial industry. Shares are up 17.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. A. O. Smith Corporation engages in the manufacture and sale of water heaters and boilers to the residential and commercial markets primarily in the United States, Canada, and the People's Republic of China. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates A.O. Smith as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full A.O. Smith Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE.