Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (NYSE:FIX) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the six brokerages that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have assigned a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $83.00.

FIX has been the subject of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Comfort Systems USA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Comfort Systems USA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th.

Shares of Comfort Systems USA (FIX) traded up 1.80% during trading on Friday, reaching $34.00. 167,808 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company’s 50-day moving average is $33.75 and its 200 day moving average is $35.27. Comfort Systems USA has a 52-week low of $26.05 and a 52-week high of $39.67. The company has a market cap of $1.27 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.47 and a beta of 1.26.

Comfort Systems USA (NYSE:FIX) last announced its earnings results on Friday, July 28th. The construction company reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.01. Comfort Systems USA had a net margin of 3.77% and a return on equity of 16.52%. The company had revenue of $465.41 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $462.06 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.47 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that Comfort Systems USA will post $1.76 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 25th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 14th were issued a $0.075 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 10th. This represents a $0.30 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.88%. Comfort Systems USA’s payout ratio is 17.96%.

In other Comfort Systems USA news, Chairman Franklin Myers acquired 5,482 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 31st. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $33.58 per share, for a total transaction of $184,085.56. Following the acquisition, the chairman now owns 205,000 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,883,900. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Alan Krusi sold 2,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $33.85, for a total transaction of $67,700.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 3.49% of the company’s stock.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of FIX. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio raised its holdings in Comfort Systems USA by 6.8% during the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 2,715 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 173 shares during the last quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC raised its holdings in Comfort Systems USA by 85.2% during the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 2,963 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $110,000 after buying an additional 1,363 shares during the last quarter. Ameritas Investment Partners Inc. bought a new stake in Comfort Systems USA during the 1st quarter valued at $117,000. Advisor Group Inc. raised its holdings in Comfort Systems USA by 27.2% during the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 3,304 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $122,000 after buying an additional 706 shares during the last quarter. Finally, RE Advisers Corp bought a new stake in Comfort Systems USA during the 1st quarter valued at $135,000. Institutional investors own 92.50% of the company’s stock.

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Comfort Systems USA Company Profile

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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