S&P Capital IQ Names AOS Focus Stock of the Week

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Apr 25, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- A.O. Smith Corp. has been picked by S&P Capital IQ as its Focus Stock of the Week.

AOS carries S&P Capital IQ's highest investment recommendation of 5-STARS, or Strong Buy.

"The company has developed what we consider a strong brand identity, evidenced by an approximate 42 percent market share in domestic residential water heaters and a 58 percent share of the commercial water heater market," said Kevin Kirkeby, equity analyst at S&P Capital IQ. "The company has also grown its market share in China from about five percent ten years ago to just over 20 percent today."

S&P Capital IQ, a business line of the McGraw-Hill Companies, is a provider of multi-asset class and real time data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment and commercial banks, investment advisors and wealth managers, corporations and universities around the world.

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