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

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$88.43 +0.85 (+0.97 %)
(As of 09/21/2018 02:18 AM ET)
Previous Close$87.58
Today's Range$86.90 - $88.54
52-Week Range$76.04 - $92.37
Volume748,200 shs
Average Volume899,945 shs
Market Capitalization$16.13 billion
P/E Ratio29.18
Dividend Yield2.04%
American Water Works logoAmerican 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


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.11
Current Ratio0.28
Quick Ratio0.27


Trailing P/E Ratio29.18
Forward P/E Ratio27.04
P/E Growth3.51

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.36 billion
Price / Sales4.75
Cash Flow$5.7310 per share
Price / Cash15.43
Book Value$30.19 per share
Price / Book2.93


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.03
Net Income$426 million
Net Margins13.94%
Return on Equity10.32%
Return on Assets2.89%


Outstanding Shares180,490,000
Market Cap$16.13 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 27th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 10th will be given a dividend of $0.455 per share on Tuesday, September 4th. This represents a $1.82 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 9th. View American Water Works' Dividend History.

How were American Water Works' earnings last quarter?

American Water Works Company Inc (NYSE:AWK) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August, 1st. The utilities provider reported $0.83 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.02. The utilities provider earned $853 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $866.02 million. American Water Works had a return on equity of 10.32% and a net margin of 13.94%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 1.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.73 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 Wednesday, November, 7th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for American Water Works.

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

American Water Works issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 1st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.22-3.32 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.29.

What price target have analysts set for AWK?

10 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for American Water Works' shares. Their predictions range from $80.15 to $105.00. On average, they anticipate American Water Works' share price to reach $89.5722 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 1.3% from the stock's current price. 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 4 hold ratings and 6 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 last one year's time American Water Works’ shares have gained againist  its industry's decline. 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. In a year’s time, loss in American Water Works’ shares were narrower than its industry. However, American Water Works is subject to stringent regulations, fluctuating weather patterns and risk of accidents due to old and soiled pipelines. High debt level is a headwind." (7/23/2018)
  • 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)

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)

Has American Water Works been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about AWK stock have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Water Works earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also gave news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next few days. View Recent Headlines for American Water Works.

Who are American Water Works' major shareholders?

American Water Works' stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.54%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (2.06%), Northern Trust Corp (1.99%), Bessemer Group Inc. (1.71%), Legal & General Group Plc (1.00%) and PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (0.94%). Company insiders that own American Water Works stock include Deborah A Degillio, 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 Water Asset Management LLC, Jennison Associates LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., TD Asset Management Inc., Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Whittier Trust Co.. Company insiders that have sold American Water Works company stock in the last year include Deborah A Degillio, 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 Bessemer Group Inc., Wells Fargo & Company MN, BlackRock Inc., Scout Investments Inc., Unigestion Holding SA, Carillon Tower Advisers Inc., Moneta Group Investment Advisors LLC and Magellan Asset Management Ltd. 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 $88.43.

How big of a company is American Water Works?

American Water Works has a market capitalization of $16.13 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.

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 856-346-8200 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:  386 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  307 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  693
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 9/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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