Return of cash to shareholders boosts stock
Comfort Systems USA, Inc. (FIX), a prominent HVAC and electrical contracting services provider, declared a quarterly dividend increase of 10% on Thursday, October 26, 2023 - an indication of a strong cash position. This was backed up by their third-quarter earnings report.
Comfort Systems USA surpassed analyst expectations, posting earnings per share of $2.74, which is $0.61 higher than the predicted $2.13. The company also reported a robust quarterly revenue of $1.38 billion, surpassing the consensus estimate of $1.3 billion.
In response to both the dividend increase and the earnings beat, FIX jumped +14% on Friday, and 7% intraday Friday. LevelFields users were alerted to the event through the Dividend Increase scenario on Thursday night.
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