Zacks: AAON, Inc. (AAON) Given Average Recommendation of “Hold” by Brokerages

AAON, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAON) has earned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Analysts have set a one year consensus price target of $38.00 for the company and are forecasting that the company will post $0.24 EPS for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given AAON an industry rank of 81 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

AAON has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AAON from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of AAON from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 22nd.

Shares of AAON (NASDAQ AAON) opened at $36.40 on Thursday. AAON has a 12-month low of $29.95 and a 12-month high of $38.25. The firm has a market cap of $1,888.86, a price-to-earnings ratio of 38.72, a PEG ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 1.01.

AAON (NASDAQ:AAON) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The construction company reported $0.28 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.29 by ($0.01). The company had revenue of $113.67 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $111.76 million. AAON had a return on equity of 23.17% and a net margin of 12.77%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.29 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that AAON will post 0.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Moody Aldrich Partners LLC grew its holdings in AAON by 26.4% in the fourth quarter. Moody Aldrich Partners LLC now owns 20,794 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $763,000 after purchasing an additional 4,337 shares during the period. Congress Asset Management Co. MA grew its holdings in AAON by 79.7% in the fourth quarter. Congress Asset Management Co. MA now owns 58,395 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $2,143,000 after purchasing an additional 25,903 shares during the period. Assenagon Asset Management S.A. acquired a new stake in AAON in the fourth quarter worth $3,406,000. Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC grew its holdings in AAON by 13.7% in the fourth quarter. Conestoga Capital Advisors LLC now owns 1,937,543 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $71,108,000 after purchasing an additional 233,535 shares during the period. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. grew its holdings in AAON by 6.5% in the fourth quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 192,953 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $7,082,000 after purchasing an additional 11,724 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 69.26% of the company’s stock.

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About AAON

AAON, Inc is engaged in the engineering, manufacturing, marketing and sale of air conditioning and heating equipment consisting of standard, semi-custom and custom rooftop units, chillers, packaged outdoor mechanical rooms, air handling units, makeup air units, energy recovery units, condensing units, geothermal/water-source heat pumps and coils.

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