Comfort Systems USA (FIX) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Accern Reports

News headlines about Comfort Systems USA (NYSE:FIX) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Comfort Systems USA earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the construction company an impact score of 45.8701424769126 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research raised Comfort Systems USA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $50.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $58.00.

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Shares of Comfort Systems USA stock opened at $40.50 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,505.59, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.28, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.70 and a beta of 1.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a quick ratio of 1.28 and a current ratio of 1.31. Comfort Systems USA has a 52 week low of $31.90 and a 52 week high of $44.80.

Comfort Systems USA (NYSE:FIX) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 22nd. The construction company reported $0.45 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by ($0.06). The business had revenue of $461.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $445.85 million. Comfort Systems USA had a net margin of 3.09% and a return on equity of 16.10%. The business’s revenue was up 17.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.45 EPS. equities analysts expect that Comfort Systems USA will post 2.38 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 23rd. Shareholders of record on Monday, March 12th were given a $0.075 dividend. This represents a $0.30 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 9th. Comfort Systems USA’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 17.24%.

In other Comfort Systems USA news, insider Brian E. Lane sold 19,124 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.26, for a total value of $769,932.24. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Chairman Franklin Myers acquired 2,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 27th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $41.87 per share, for a total transaction of $104,675.00. Following the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 212,500 shares in the company, valued at $8,897,375. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Corporate insiders own 3.48% of the company’s stock.

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Comfort Systems USA Company Profile

Comfort Systems USA, Inc provides mechanical installation, renovation, maintenance, repair, and replacement services for the mechanical services industry in the United States. It is involved in the design, engineering, integration, installation, and start-up of mechanical and related systems; and maintenance, repair, replacement, renovation, expansion, reconfiguration, and monitoring of mechanical systems, including heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, as well as industrial process piping.

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