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American Water Works (AWK) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+0.80 (+0.60%)
(As of 05/21/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
715,990 shs
Average Volume
1.46 million shs
Market Capitalization
$26.18 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

American Water Works MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
5.7% Upside
$141.33 Price Target
Short Interest
1.52% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.71mentions of American Water Works in the last 14 days
Based on 13 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$100,814 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $5.24 to $5.68 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.46 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

16th out of 89 stocks

Water Supply Industry

2nd out of 11 stocks

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About American Water Works Stock (NYSE:AWK)

American Water Works Company, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides water and wastewater services in the United States. It offers water and wastewater services to approximately 1,700 communities in 14 states serving approximately 3.5 million active customers. The company serves residential customers; commercial customers, including food and beverage providers, commercial property developers and proprietors, and energy suppliers; fire service and private fire customers; industrial customers, such as large-scale manufacturers, mining, and production operations; public authorities comprising government buildings and other public sector facilities, such as schools and universities; and other utilities and community water and wastewater systems. It also provides water and wastewater services on military installations; and undertakes contracts with municipal customers, primarily to operate and manage water and wastewater facilities, as well as offers other related services. In addition, the company operates approximately 80 surface water treatment plants; 540 groundwater treatment plants; 175 wastewater treatment plants; 53,700 miles of transmission, distribution, and collection mains and pipes; 1,200 groundwater wells; 1,700 water and wastewater pumping stations; 1,100 treated water storage facilities; and 74 dams. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.

AWK Stock Price History

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Water supply
Water Utilities
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
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Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
4 Analysts


Net Income
$944 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$4.23 billion
Cash Flow
$8.44 per share
Book Value
$50.32 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$25.99 billion

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AWK Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell American Water Works stock right now?

4 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for American Water Works in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" AWK shares.
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What is American Water Works' stock price target for 2024?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for American Water Works' shares. Their AWK share price targets range from $126.00 to $169.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $141.33 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.7% from the stock's current price.
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How have AWK shares performed in 2024?

American Water Works' stock was trading at $131.99 at the start of the year. Since then, AWK shares have increased by 1.3% and is now trading at $133.72.
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Are investors shorting American Water Works?

American Water Works saw a increase in short interest in April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 2,970,000 shares, an increase of 8.8% from the April 15th total of 2,730,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,650,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.8 days.
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When is American Water Works' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July 24th 2024.
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How were American Water Works' earnings last quarter?

American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May, 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.95 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.03. The utilities provider had revenue of $1.01 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $962.30 million. American Water Works had a net margin of 22.27% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 9.74%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 7.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.91 earnings per share.
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How often does American Water Works pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for American Water Works?

American Water Works announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 1st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, May 14th will be given a dividend of $0.765 per share on Monday, June 3rd. This represents a $3.06 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.29%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 13th. This is a boost from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.71.
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Is American Water Works a good dividend stock?

American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) pays an annual dividend of $3.06 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.29%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 17 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 62.07%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, AWK will have a dividend payout ratio of 53.87% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for AWK.

What guidance has American Water Works issued on next quarter's earnings?

American Water Works updated its FY 2024 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 1st. The company provided EPS guidance of 5.200-5.300 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of 5.250. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Walter Lynch's approval rating as American Water Works' CEO?

9 employees have rated American Water Works Chief Executive Officer Walter Lynch on Walter Lynch has an approval rating of 37% among the company's employees. This puts Walter Lynch in the bottom 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of American Water Works own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other American Water Works investors own include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AT&T (T), Alibaba Group (BABA), Home Depot (HD), NVIDIA (NVDA), Visa (V), Walmart (WMT), AbbVie (ABBV), Bank of America (BAC) and Cisco Systems (CSCO).

Who are American Water Works' major shareholders?

American Water Works' stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (12.65%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (1.10%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.67%), Nuance Investments LLC (0.49%), Assenagon Asset Management S.A. (0.47%) and M&G Plc (0.46%). Insiders that own company stock include Cheryl Norton, Martha Clark Goss, Maureen Duffy, Melanie M Kennedy, Melissa K Wikle, Michael Marberry and Walter Lynch.
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How do I buy shares of American Water Works?

Shares of AWK stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:AWK) was last updated on 5/21/2024 by Staff

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