Press coverage about Comfort Systems USA (NYSE:FIX) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Comfort Systems USA earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the construction company an impact score of 46.3046670486309 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Comfort Systems USA (NYSE FIX) traded up 1.76% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $34.60. The company had a trading volume of 291,525 shares. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $33.42 and its 200-day moving average price is $35.22. The company has a market capitalization of $1.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.84 and a beta of 1.26. Comfort Systems USA has a 12 month low of $26.65 and a 12 month high of $39.67.

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

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, August 25th. Investors of record on Monday, August 14th were given a $0.075 dividend. This represents a $0.30 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.87%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, August 10th. Comfort Systems USA’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 17.96%.

A number of research analysts have recently weighed in on FIX shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Comfort Systems USA from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. BidaskClub lowered Comfort Systems USA from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Friday, June 23rd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $63.00.

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

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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