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NYSE:AWK

American Water Works - AWK Stock Forecast, Price & News

$130.16
-3.04 (-2.28%)
(As of 09/30/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$129.91
$134.63
50-Day Range
$130.16
$159.50
52-Week Range
$129.45
$189.65
Volume
1.38 million shs
Average Volume
700,676 shs
Market Capitalization
$23.66 billion
P/E Ratio
18.20
Dividend Yield
1.97%
Price Target
$163.67

American Water Works MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.13 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
25.7% Upside
$163.67 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.12% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
+1.99
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.49mentions of American Water Works in the last 14 days
Based on 9 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
8.76%
From $4.45 to $4.84 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

3.28 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

1st out of 87 stocks

Water Supply Industry

1st out of 12 stocks

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About American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) Stock

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 3.4 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 various 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; 480 groundwater treatment plants; 160 wastewater treatment plants; 52,500 miles of transmission, distribution, and collection mains and pipes; 1,100 groundwater wells; 1,700 water and wastewater pumping stations; 1,300 treated water storage facilities; and 76 dams. It serves approximately 14 million people with drinking water, wastewater, and other related services in 24 states. American Water Works Company, Inc. was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.

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AWK Company Calendar

Last Earnings
7/27/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/1 Dividend
8/08/2022
Dividend Payable
9/01/2022
Today
10/01/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/01/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Water supply
Sub-Industry
Water Utilities
Sector
Utilities
CUSIP
03042010
Employees
6,400
Year Founded
1886

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$163.67
High Stock Price Forecast
$177.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$152.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+25.7%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.13
Research Coverage
8 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.26 billion
Pretax Margin
44.40%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.93 billion
Cash Flow
$7.58 per share
Book Value
$40.20 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
181,622,000
Market Cap
$23.66 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.44

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Key Executives

  • Ms. M. Susan Hardwick (Age 59)
    Pres, CEO & Director
    Comp: $1.27M
  • Ms. Cheryl D. NortonMs. Cheryl D. Norton (Age 57)
    Exec. VP & COO
    Comp: $916.34k
  • Ms. Melanie M. KennedyMs. Melanie M. Kennedy (Age 48)
    Exec. VP & Chief HR Officer
    Comp: $769.21k
  • Mr. John C. Griffith
    Exec. VP & CFO
  • Ms. Melissa K. WikleMs. Melissa K. Wikle (Age 56)
    Chief Accounting Officer
  • Mr. Mark S. Smith (Age 62)
    Chief Information Officer & VP
  • Mr. Aaron Musgrave CPA
    VP of Investor Relations
  • Mr. James H. Gallegos (Age 61)
    Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel
  • Ms. Maureen DuffyMs. Maureen Duffy (Age 52)
    Sr. VP of Communications & External Affairs
  • Ms. Karla Olson Teasley
    Chief Customer Experience Officer & VP of Customer Service













AWK Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

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

8 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for American Water Works in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" AWK shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in AWK, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is American Water Works' stock price forecast for 2022?

8 equities research analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for American Water Works' shares. Their AWK share price forecasts range from $152.00 to $177.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $163.67 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 25.7% from the stock's current price.
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How have AWK shares performed in 2022?

American Water Works' stock was trading at $188.86 on January 1st, 2022. Since then, AWK shares have decreased by 31.1% and is now trading at $130.16.
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When is American Water Works' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, November 1st 2022.
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How were American Water Works' earnings last quarter?

American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July, 27th. The utilities provider reported $1.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.06. The utilities provider earned $937 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $979.52 million. American Water Works had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.06% and a net margin of 33.99%. The business's revenue was down 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.14 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 27th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 9th will be given a dividend of $0.655 per share on Thursday, September 1st. This represents a $2.62 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.01%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 8th.
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Is American Water Works a good dividend stock?

American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) pays an annual dividend of $2.62 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.97%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 12 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 36.64%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, AWK will have a dividend payout ratio of 54.13% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has American Water Works issued on next quarter's earnings?

American Water Works updated its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.39-$4.49 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $4.46. 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 Glassdoor.com. 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).

What is American Water Works' stock symbol?

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

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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is American Water Works' stock price today?

One share of AWK stock can currently be purchased for approximately $130.16.

How much money does American Water Works make?

American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) has a market capitalization of $23.66 billion and generates $3.93 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $1.26 billion in net income (profit) each year or $7.15 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does American Water Works have?

The company employs 6,400 workers across the globe.

How can I contact American Water Works?

American Water Works' mailing address is 1 WATER STREET, CAMDEN NJ, 08102. The official website for the company is www.amwater.com. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at (856) 955-4001, via email at ir@amwater.com, or via fax at 856-346-8360.

This page (NYSE:AWK) was last updated on 10/1/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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