Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration equipment manufacturer Watsco has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Watsco and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.
Chairman/CEO Albert Nahmad
Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)
$46.0 million / $202.2 million
Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 199 members who have rated Watsco believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.
Watsco is an extremely shareholder friendly company. Management salaries are reasonable and [the] company does not award huge amounts in options to top management.
I bought 300 shares of [Watsco] for $9,000 in 2004 when it was recommended by Motley Fool as "Top Ten Stocks" to Buy for the year (way before I subscribed to any Motley Fool publication). Today with reinvested dividends, my [Watsco stock] is worth over $32,000 (3.5 bagger after 8 years). Looking forward, there will always be a demand for air conditioning products even more with warming [weather] trends.
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