MILWAUKEE _ A.O. Smith Corp. (AOS) on Wednesday reported second-quarter earnings of $114.5 million.

The Milwaukee-based company said it had net income of 66 cents per share.

The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 62 cents per share.

The maker of water heaters and boilers posted revenue of $833.3 million in the period, which also topped Street forecasts. Eight analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $807.8 million.

A.O. Smith expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.59 to $2.63 per share.

A.O. Smith shares have dropped almost 3 percent since the beginning of the year. The stock has climbed roughly 8 percent in the last 12 months.


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