Press coverage about Comfort Systems USA (NYSE:FIX) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Comfort Systems USA earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the construction company an impact score of 46.0916104623443 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
A number of research firms recently weighed in on FIX. Guggenheim lowered shares of Comfort Systems USA from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Comfort Systems USA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. DA Davidson raised their price target on shares of Comfort Systems USA to $43.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Gilford Securities lowered shares of Comfort Systems USA from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $58.67.
Comfort Systems USA (NYSE FIX) traded up $0.40 on Friday, reaching $44.10. 103,298 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 162,196. The firm has a market cap of $1,640.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.79, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 1.28. Comfort Systems USA has a 1-year low of $31.90 and a 1-year high of $44.80. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20, a quick ratio of 1.30 and a current ratio of 1.33.
Comfort Systems USA (NYSE:FIX) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 26th. The construction company reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.02. Comfort Systems USA had a net margin of 3.76% and a return on equity of 16.49%. The firm had revenue of $480.85 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $469.53 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.54 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 12.1% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Comfort Systems USA will post 1.78 earnings per share for the current year.
In other Comfort Systems USA news, VP T Mckenna Trent sold 15,179 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, November 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.85, for a total transaction of $635,241.15. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 45,839 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,918,362.15. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Alan Krusi sold 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.24, for a total transaction of $86,480.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 70,473 shares of company stock worth $2,986,454 over the last quarter. 3.48% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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About Comfort Systems USA
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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