Headlines about Comfort Systems USA (NYSE:FIX) have trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Comfort Systems USA earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 47.4429899725171 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
Comfort Systems USA (NYSE:FIX) opened at $44.10 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $1,637.61, a PE ratio of 25.64, a P/E/G ratio of 2.06 and a beta of 1.28. Comfort Systems USA has a 12 month low of $31.90 and a 12 month high of $44.80. The company has a quick ratio of 1.30, a current ratio of 1.33 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.20.
Comfort Systems USA (NYSE:FIX) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The construction company reported $0.59 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $480.85 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $469.53 million. Comfort Systems USA had a net margin of 3.76% and a return on equity of 16.49%. Comfort Systems USA’s quarterly revenue was up 12.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.54 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Comfort Systems USA will post 1.78 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on FIX shares. Gilford Securities lowered shares of Comfort Systems USA from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Comfort Systems USA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. DA Davidson increased their target price on shares of Comfort Systems USA to $43.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. Finally, Guggenheim lowered shares of Comfort Systems USA from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $58.67.
In related news, Director Darcy Anderson sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $42.75, for a total value of $427,500.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 42,352 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,810,548. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, VP T Mckenna Trent sold 15,179 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $41.85, for a total transaction of $635,241.15. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 45,839 shares in the company, valued at $1,918,362.15. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 70,473 shares of company stock worth $2,986,454 over the last ninety days. 3.48% of the stock is currently owned by corporate 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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