Watsco's (NYSE:WSO) "Buy" Rating Reiterated at KeyCorp

The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $148.88. About 309,540 shares traded or 38.54% up from the average.

The stock of Watsco Incorporated (NYSE:WSO) registered a decrease of 35.25% in short interest. It has underperformed by 7.95% the S&P500. The firm had revenue of $1.23 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.26 billion. The firm focuses on the design, development, and manufacturing through partnerships and licensing of technology and solutions related to memory and interfaces; and design, development, deployment, and licensing of technologies for chip, system and in-field application security, anti-counterfeiting, smart ticketing, and mobile payments. It has a 247 P/E ratio.

Other research analysts have also recently issued reports about the stock.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Rambus's analysts are positive. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. (OTCMKTS:PEKN) has 0.00% since December 4, 2016 and is. (NASDAQ:RMBS) on Thursday, February 9 to "Overweight" rating.

Analysts await Rambus Inc. (NYSE:CTL) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.34 EPS, down 37.04% or $0.20 from last year's $0.54 per share. After $0.15 actual EPS reported by Rambus Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth. Pennsylvania has 31,213 shares for 0.24% of their portfolio. State Treasurer State Of Michigan owns 12,500 shares. Bb&T invested in 0.06% or 20,855 shares. The New York-based Spark Investment Management Llc has invested 0.27% in the stock. Cambridge Inv Advsrs Inc reported 2,542 shares. The stock decreased 0.17% or $0.29 during the last trading session, reaching $167.19. About 1,825 shares traded. CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE:CTL) has declined 7.62% since December 6, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.13% the S&P500. The stock of Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO). Df Dent & Commerce reported 342,053 shares. On average, equities research analysts predict that Watsco Inc will post $5.62 EPS for the current year. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Watsco from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $169.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. Therefore 70% are positive. SunTrust initiated Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO) earned "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Thursday, March 24. (NYSE:WSO) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, April 26 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Monday, April 25 by Stifel Nicolaus. As per Thursday, April 21, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. Morgan Stanley maintained it with "Underweight" rating and $151 target in Monday, September 25 report. The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Tuesday, July 25. As per Monday, October 5, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.45 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.53, from 1.98 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 47 investors sold Watsco, Inc. shares while 65 reduced holdings. 49 funds opened positions while 113 raised stakes. Parametric Portfolio Associates Lc owns 45,717 shares. State Street Corp raised its position in shares of Watsco by 6.8% in the 2nd quarter. (NYSE:WSO) for 952 shares. Endurance Wealth Mgmt holds 245 shares.

Ameriprise Financial Inc. lowered its position in Watsco, Inc. Vanguard Group Inc invested in 2.49M shares. Profund Advisors Ltd Llc holds 0.02% or 3,451 shares in its portfolio. 1832 Asset Lp accumulated 8,532 shares. Guggenheim Capital Limited Liability Co invested 0% in Watsco, Inc. Gemmer Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp accumulated 0.01% or 101 shares. Riverbridge Prtn Ltd Liability Company stated it has 0.29% in Watsco, Inc. (NYSE:WSO). Invsts owns 350,000 shares.

Watsco, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, distributes air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment; and related parts and supplies in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico. The corporation has a market cap of US$5.95 Billion. It also distributes various parts comprising replacement compressors, evaporator coils, motors, and other component parts; and supplies, such as thermostats, insulation material, refrigerants, ductwork, grills, registers, sheet metal, tools, copper tubing, concrete pads, tapes, adhesives, and other ancillary supplies.

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