# Watsco, Inc. (WSO)

watsco, inc. (nyse:wso) is the largest distributor of heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (hvac/r) products with 507 locations in 36 states, puerto rico, latin america and the caribbean. founded more than 50 years ago as a manufacturer of parts and components for hvac/r equipment, watsco entered the distribution segment in 1989 and has become the industry leader with sales of \$2.0 billion in 2009. watsco has 4,000 employees assisting over 50,000 contractors who, in turn, service, repair or replace hvac/r systems. watsco meets contractor’s needs by supplying the products required for the four major industry segments: air conditioners, furnaces and related parts (50%) air movement products, including ductwork and insulation (25%) controls, including thermostats and air treatment systems (15%) refrigeration products (10%)

## Stock Price Trends

Stock price trends estimated using linear regression.

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#### Key facts

• The primary trend is increasing.
• The growth rate of the primary trend is 6.54% per annum.
• WSO price at the close of November 28, 2023 was \$378.76 and was higher than the top border of the primary price channel by \$20.12 (5.61%).
• The secondary trend is increasing.
• The growth rate of the secondary trend is 52.07% per annum.
• WSO price at the close of November 28, 2023 was inside the secondary price channel.

### Linear Regression Model

Model equation:
Yi = α + β × Xi + εi

Top border of price channel:
Exp(Yi) = Exp(a + b × Xi + 2 × s)

Bottom border of price channel:
Exp(Yi) = Exp(a + b × Xi – 2 × s)

where:

i - observation number
Yi - natural logarithm of WSO price
Xi - time index, 1 day interval
σ - standard deviation of εi
a - estimator of α
b - estimator of β
s - estimator of σ
Exp() - calculates the exponent of e

### Primary Trend

Start date:
End date:

a =

b =

s =

Annual growth rate:

Exp(365 × b) – 1
= Exp(365 × ) – 1
=

Exp(4 × s) – 1
= Exp(4 × ) – 1
=

#### July 23, 2020 calculations

Top border of price channel:

Exp(Y)
= Exp(a + b × X + 2 × s)
= Exp(a + b × + 2 × s)
= Exp( + × + 2 × )
= Exp()
= \$

Bottom border of price channel:

Exp(Y)
= Exp(a + b × X – 2 × s)
= Exp(a + b × – 2 × s)
= Exp( + × – 2 × )
= Exp()
= \$

#### April 19, 2023 calculations

Top border of price channel:

Exp(Y)
= Exp(a + b × X + 2 × s)
= Exp(a + b × + 2 × s)
= Exp( + × + 2 × )
= Exp()
= \$

Bottom border of price channel:

Exp(Y)
= Exp(a + b × X – 2 × s)
= Exp(a + b × – 2 × s)
= Exp( + × – 2 × )
= Exp()
= \$

### Secondary Trend

Start date:
End date:

a =

b =

s =

Annual growth rate:

Exp(365 × b) – 1
= Exp(365 × ) – 1
=

Exp(4 × s) – 1
= Exp(4 × ) – 1
=

#### September 20, 2022 calculations

Top border of price channel:

Exp(Y)
= Exp(a + b × X + 2 × s)
= Exp(a + b × + 2 × s)
= Exp( + × + 2 × )
= Exp()
= \$

Bottom border of price channel:

Exp(Y)
= Exp(a + b × X – 2 × s)
= Exp(a + b × – 2 × s)
= Exp( + × – 2 × )
= Exp()
= \$

#### October 18, 2023 calculations

Top border of price channel:

Exp(Y)
= Exp(a + b × X + 2 × s)
= Exp(a + b × + 2 × s)
= Exp( + × + 2 × )
= Exp()
= \$

Bottom border of price channel:

Exp(Y)
= Exp(a + b × X – 2 × s)
= Exp(a + b × – 2 × s)
= Exp( + × – 2 × )
= Exp()
= \$