NYSE:AWK - American Water Works Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$97.46 -0.34 (-0.35 %)
(As of 12/11/2018 08:40 AM ET)
Previous Close$97.80
Today's Range$95.98 - $98.05
52-Week Range$76.04 - $98.18
Volume840,969 shs
Average Volume913,077 shs
Market Capitalization$17.66 billion
P/E Ratio32.17
Dividend Yield1.86%
American Water Works Company, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides water and wastewater services in the United States and Canada. It offers water and wastewater services to approximately 1,600 communities in 16 states. The company operates approximately 72 surface water treatment plants; 527 groundwater treatment plants; 8 combined treatment plants; 127 wastewater treatment plants; 50,382 miles of transmission, distribution, and collection mains and pipes; 1,103 groundwater wells; 1,428 water and wastewater pumping stations; 1,313 treated water storage facilities; and 80 dams. It also undertakes contracts with the United States government to provide water and wastewater services on various military bases; and municipal, commercial, and industrial customers, primarily to operate and manage water and wastewater facilities, as well as provide other related services. In addition, the company provides warranty-type services to homeowners and smaller commercial customers to protect against the cost of repairing broken or leaking water pipes or clogged or blocked sewer pipes, interior electric lines, heating and cooling systems, and water heaters, as well as power surge protection and other related services; and water sourcing, transfer services, pipeline construction, and water storage solutions for natural gas exploration and production companies. Further, it supplies water to public fire hydrants for firefighting purposes, and private fire customers for use in fire suppression systems in office buildings and other facilities, as well as to other water utilities and community water systems. The company serves approximately 15 million people with drinking water, wastewater, and other water-related services in 46 states; the District of Columbia; and Ontario, Canada. The company was founded in 1886 and is based in Voorhees, New Jersey.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Water supply
Sub-IndustryWater Utilities
Current SymbolNYSE:AWK
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.29
Current Ratio0.46
Quick Ratio0.43


Trailing P/E Ratio32.17
Forward P/E Ratio29.53
P/E Growth3.8

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.36 billion
Price / Sales5.24
Cash Flow$5.7703 per share
Price / Cash Flow16.89
Book Value$30.19 per share
Price / Book3.23


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.03
Net Income$426 million
Net Margins13.31%
Return on Equity10.57%
Return on Assets2.94%


Outstanding Shares180,600,000
Market Cap$17.66 billion

American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) Frequently Asked Questions

What is American Water Works' stock symbol?

American Water Works trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AWK."

How often does American Water Works pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for American Water Works?

American Water Works declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, December 7th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 7th will be paid a dividend of $0.455 per share on Friday, March 1st. This represents a $1.82 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.87%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, February 6th. View American Water Works' Dividend History.

How were American Water Works' earnings last quarter?

American Water Works Company Inc (NYSE:AWK) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October, 31st. The utilities provider reported $1.20 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.16 by $0.04. The utilities provider earned $976 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $946.35 million. American Water Works had a return on equity of 10.57% and a net margin of 13.31%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.08 EPS. View American Water Works' Earnings History.

When is American Water Works' next earnings date?

American Water Works is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 19th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for American Water Works.

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

American Water Works updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 31st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.27-3.32 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.29. American Water Works also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $3.27-3.32 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for AWK?

10 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for American Water Works' stock. Their forecasts range from $80.15 to $105.00. On average, they expect American Water Works' share price to reach $91.2389 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 6.4%. View Analyst Price Targets for American Water Works.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for American Water Works?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for American Water Works in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for American Water Works.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about American Water Works stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about American Water Works stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "In the past 12 months, shares of American Water Works have outperformed its industry. American Water Works continues to add customers and expand its market reach through acquisitions and organic growth. The planned capital expenditure for 2018-2022 time period to improve its water and wastewater systems will enable the company to provide efficient services to its expanding customer base. New rates are boosting the top line of the company. However, the company is subject to stringent regulations, fluctuating weather patterns and risk of accidents due to old and soiled pipelines. High debt level of the company amid the rising interest environment is a headwind." (12/10/2018)
  • 2. Boenning Scattergood analysts commented, "We recently hosted Ormat CEO Isaac Angel for investor meetings on the West Coast. Key investor focus areas included: (1) status of Ormat’s Puna, HI plant; (2) risk profile on international project development; (3) competitiveness of geothermal vs. other renewables; (4) US Geothermal synergies/pipeline and (5) Ormat’s strategy for energy storage growth. While management spoke to these areas, we also believe Ormat’s improved technology competitiveness across geothermal sub-markets may be an underappreciated element of the story. We see that competitiveness helping Ormat execute to plan toward its FY22 target of $600M adj. EBITDA, primarily via geothermal asset expansions and repowering. We update our model to reflect ORA’s recently restated financials and maintain our Perform rating." (6/28/2018)

Has American Water Works been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about AWK stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. American Water Works earned a news impact score of 1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave media coverage about the utilities provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of American Water Works' key competitors?

Who are American Water Works' key executives?

American Water Works' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Ms. Susan N. Story, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 58)
  • Ms. Linda G. Sullivan, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 54)
  • Mr. Walter J. Lynch, Exec. VP & COO (Age 55)
  • Mr. Michael A. Sgro Esq., Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 59)
  • Mr. Loyd Warnock, Sr. VP of External Affairs & Bus. Devel. (Age 58)

Who are American Water Works' major shareholders?

American Water Works' stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.64%), BlackRock Inc. (7.76%), Pictet Asset Management Ltd. (2.46%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (2.10%), Deutsche Bank AG (2.09%) and Franklin Resources Inc. (1.32%). Company insiders that own American Water Works stock include Deborah A Degillio, Karl F Kurz, Loyd A Warnock, Mark F Strauss, Martha Clark Goss, Melanie M Kennedy, Michael A Sgro, Susan N Story and Walter Lynch. View Institutional Ownership Trends for American Water Works.

Which institutional investors are selling American Water Works stock?

AWK stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bessemer Group Inc., Deutsche Bank AG, Jennison Associates LLC, Alliancebernstein L.P., Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, LGT Capital Partners LTD., WINTON GROUP Ltd and JPMorgan Chase & Co.. Company insiders that have sold American Water Works company stock in the last year include Loyd A Warnock, Melanie M Kennedy, Michael A Sgro and Walter Lynch. View Insider Buying and Selling for American Water Works.

Which institutional investors are buying American Water Works stock?

AWK stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vanguard Group Inc., BlackRock Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Sabal Trust CO, Magellan Asset Management Ltd, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Asset Advisors Investment Management LLC and Nordea Investment Management AB. Company insiders that have bought American Water Works stock in the last two years include Karl F Kurz and Susan N Story. View Insider Buying and Selling for American Water Works.

How do I buy shares of American Water Works?

Shares of AWK can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is American Water Works' stock price today?

One share of AWK stock can currently be purchased for approximately $97.46.

How big of a company is American Water Works?

American Water Works has a market capitalization of $17.66 billion and generates $3.36 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $426 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.03 on an earnings per share basis. American Water Works employs 6,900 workers across the globe.

What is American Water Works' official website?

The official website for American Water Works is http://www.amwater.com.

How can I contact American Water Works?

American Water Works' mailing address is 1025 LAUREL OAK ROAD, VOORHEES NJ, 08043. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 856-955-4001 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for American Water Works (NYSE AWK)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  399 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  322 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  721
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about American Water Works and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe AWK will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe AWK will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/11/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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