|Bid||55.09 x 800|
|Ask||60.41 x 1000|
|Day's Range||58.07 - 59.09|
|52 Week Range||46.58 - 86.74|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.23|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||18.57|
|Earnings Date||Jan 25, 2023 - Jan 30, 2023|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||1.20 (2.02%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Oct 28, 2022|
|1y Target Est||58.22|
A. O. Smith Corporation ( NYSE:AOS ), is not the largest company out there, but it led the NYSE gainers with a...
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