Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (NYSE:FIX) CFO William George III Acquires 1,000 Shares

Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (NYSE:FIX) CFO William George III acquired 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 14th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $37.47 per share, for a total transaction of $37,470.00. Following the purchase, the chief financial officer now directly owns 56,462 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,115,631.14. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

William George III also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, July 29th, William George III acquired 2,500 shares of Comfort Systems USA stock. The shares were purchased at an average price of $41.39 per share, for a total transaction of $103,475.00.

Shares of NYSE:FIX traded up $0.79 during trading on Friday, hitting $38.76. 6,905 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 434,097. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.44 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.91, a PEG ratio of 1.45 and a beta of 1.33. The business’s fifty day moving average is $47.24 and its 200-day moving average is $50.38. Comfort Systems USA, Inc. has a one year low of $37.22 and a one year high of $59.83. The company has a quick ratio of 1.35, a current ratio of 1.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67.

Comfort Systems USA (NYSE:FIX) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 25th. The construction company reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.86 by ($0.21). The company had revenue of $650.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $676.49 million. Comfort Systems USA had a net margin of 4.54% and a return on equity of 21.15%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 21.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.79 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that Comfort Systems USA, Inc. will post 2.69 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 23rd. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 12th will be issued a dividend of $0.10 per share. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.03%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 9th. Comfort Systems USA’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 13.33%.

Several large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its stake in Comfort Systems USA by 1.3% during the 4th quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,584,643 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $69,216,000 after purchasing an additional 20,036 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its holdings in shares of Comfort Systems USA by 435.2% during the 4th quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 10,116 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $442,000 after acquiring an additional 8,226 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Comfort Systems USA by 7.5% during the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 410,403 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $17,925,000 after acquiring an additional 28,542 shares during the period. Meeder Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Comfort Systems USA by 38.9% during the 1st quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 9,825 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $514,000 after acquiring an additional 2,754 shares during the period. Finally, Copeland Capital Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Comfort Systems USA by 7.0% during the 1st quarter. Copeland Capital Management LLC now owns 335,608 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $17,582,000 after acquiring an additional 22,014 shares during the period. 92.36% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Several brokerages have issued reports on FIX. DA Davidson upgraded Comfort Systems USA from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $57.00 to $52.00 in a research note on Monday, July 29th. Zacks Investment Research cut Comfort Systems USA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 30th. Finally, ValuEngine cut Comfort Systems USA from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 27th.

About Comfort Systems USA

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 plumbing, piping and controls, off-site construction, electrical, monitoring, and fire protection.

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