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Smith (a.o.) Corporation (AOS) rated Mkt Perform by JMP Securities

Posted on: Wednesday,  Dec 21, 2011  10:25 AM ET by JMP Securities

Smith (a.o.) Corporation (NYSE:
AOS) rated Mkt Perform by JMP Securities.

A. O. Smith Corporation is a manufacturer of water heating equipment and electric motors, serving a diverse mix of residential, commercial and industrial end markets principally in the United States. The Company's business is organized in two operating segments: Water Products and Electrical Products. The Water Products business manufactures and markets a line of residential gas and electric water heaters, standard and specialty commercial water heating equipment, copper-tube boilers and water systems tanks. The Electrical Products business manufactures and markets a line of hermetic motors, fractional horsepower alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) motors. During the year ended December 31, 2008, 63% of the Company?s net sales were attributable to its Water Products business and 37% attributable to its Electrical Products business. In April 2009, the Company acquired Smith Investment Co.

MP Securities' equity research department provides institutional clients with comprehensive industry knowledge, unique insight and actionable information. JMP's senior research analysts are charged with developing proprietary investment themes, anticipating secular and cyclical changes and producing action-oriented reports. JMP follows companies in six industries that exhibit above-average long-term growth characteristics — Technology, Healthcare, Consumer, Real Estate, Financial Services and Business Services — and produces specialized equity research that enables investors to understand and invest in complicated growth stocks profitably.
Stock Market Advice
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
12/21/2011 10:25 AM Hold
None
19.38
as of 1/1/0001
1 Week   
1 Month   
3 Months   
1 YTD   

(*) Stock Price at the time of the recommendation.
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