What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts are bullish on this stock with nine analysts rating it as a buy and only two rating it as a sell. Analysts like Watsco better than competitor Interline Brands overall. While analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, they are a little more optimistic about it compared with three months ago.
- Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $916.7 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 12.8% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $1.15 per share. Estimates range from $1.09 to $1.18.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 88.1% awarding it an "outperform" rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 93.6% granting it a rating of "outperform." Fools are gung-ho about Watsco, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 49 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Watsco's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
Watsco's profit has risen year over year by an average of 48.7% over the past five quarters. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.
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