A.O. Smith (AOS +3.9%) rises after reporting Q3 earnings of $0.58 vs. $0.48 expected. After...

|About: A. O. Smith Corporation (AOS)|By:, SA News Editor

A.O. Smith (AOS +3.9%) rises after reporting Q3 earnings of $0.58 vs. $0.48 expected. After stripping out a one-time gain from an asset sale, earnings were just $0.39. Of particular interest is a comment on the conference call noting a deceleration in hot water heater sales in China: "The main place we're seeing weakness is the very large cities."