NYSE:AWK - American Water Works Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$82.51 +0.56 (+0.68 %)
(As of 06/19/2018 12:26 PM ET)
Previous Close$81.88
Today's Range$81.82 - $83.24
52-Week Range$76.04 - $92.37
Volume49,158 shs
Average Volume921,809 shs
Market Capitalization$14.43 billion
P/E Ratio27.19
Dividend Yield2.25%
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

Industry Water supply
Sub-IndustryWater Utilities


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.17
Current Ratio0.29
Quick Ratio0.27


Trailing P/E Ratio27.19
Forward P/E Ratio25.23
P/E Growth3.18

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.36 billion
Price / Sales4.38
Cash Flow$5.8978 per share
Price / Cash13.99
Book Value$30.19 per share
Price / Book2.73


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.03
Net Income$426 million
Net Margins13.06%
Return on Equity10.20%
Return on Assets2.86%


Outstanding Shares178,050,000

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, April 20th. Shareholders of record on Friday, May 11th will be given a dividend of $0.455 per share on Friday, June 1st. This represents a $1.82 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.21%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 10th. This is a positive change from American Water Works's previous quarterly dividend of $0.42. View American Water Works' Dividend History.

How were American Water Works' earnings last quarter?

American Water Works Company Inc (NYSE:AWK) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May, 2nd. The utilities provider reported $0.59 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.55 by $0.04. The utilities provider had revenue of $761 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $726.74 million. American Water Works had a return on equity of 10.20% and a net margin of 13.06%. American Water Works's revenue was up .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.52 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, August, 1st 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, May, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $3.22-3.32 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $3.29.

What price target have analysts set for AWK?

9 equities research analysts have issued 12-month price objectives for American Water Works' shares. Their forecasts range from $80.15 to $105.00. On average, they expect American Water Works' share price to reach $88.7688 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for American Water Works.

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?

News headlines about AWK stock have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Water Works earned a coverage optimism score of 0.06 on Accern's scale. They also gave news coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.61 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are American Water Works' major shareholders?

American Water Works' stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.40%), Northern Trust Corp (1.98%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.72%), Franklin Resources Inc. (1.33%), Royal Bank of Canada (1.12%) and PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (0.97%). Company insiders that own American Water Works stock include Deborah A Degillio, Loyd A Warnock, Mark F Strauss, Martha Clark Goss, Michael A Sgro, Susan N Story and Walter Lynch. View Institutional Ownership Trends for American Water Works.

Which major investors are selling American Water Works stock?

AWK stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bluestein R H & Co., Franklin Resources Inc., Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd., Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Zimmer Partners LP, Reaves W H & Co. Inc. and Sei Investments Co.. Company insiders that have sold American Water Works company stock in the last year include Deborah A Degillio, Loyd A Warnock, Michael A Sgro and Walter Lynch. View Insider Buying and Selling for American Water Works.

Which major investors are buying American Water Works stock?

AWK stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Rockefeller Capital Management L.P., Magellan Asset Management Ltd, Water Asset Management LLC, Summit Trail Advisors LLC, Partners Group Holding AG, Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Symons Capital Management Inc. and Legal & General Group Plc. 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 $82.51.

How big of a company is American Water Works?

American Water Works has a market capitalization of $14.43 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 (AWK)

Community Ranking:  2.9 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  347 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  259 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  606
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 6/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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