American Water Works Stock Forecast, Price & News

+2.12 (+1.20 %)
(As of 08/5/2021 02:08 PM ET)
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Volume12,273 shs
Average Volume613,986 shs
Market Capitalization$32.41 billion
P/E Ratio43.24
Dividend Yield1.37%
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About American Water Works

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 16 states serving approximately 3.5 million active customers. The company serves residential customers; commercial customers, such as 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 various warranty protection programs to residential customers; and water and wastewater services on various military installations. In addition, the company undertakes contracts with municipal customers, primarily to operate and manage water and wastewater facilities, as well as offers other related services. It operates approximately 79 surface water treatment plants; 530 groundwater treatment plants; 150 wastewater treatment plants; 53,200 miles of transmission, distribution, and collection mains and pipes; 1,100 groundwater wells; 1,600 water and wastewater pumping stations; 1,300 treated water storage facilities; and 75 dams. The company serves approximately 15 million people with drinking water, wastewater, and other water-related services in 46 states. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.


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Overall MarketRank

2.59 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

23rd out of 121 stocks

Water Supply Industry

1st out of 15 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.2Community Rank: 4.7Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) Frequently Asked Questions

Is American Water Works a buy right now?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for American Water Works in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" American Water Works stock. 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 stocks does MarketBeat like better than American Water Works?

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When is American Water Works' next earnings date?

American Water Works is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November 3rd 2021.
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How were American Water Works' earnings last quarter?

American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) announced its earnings results on Sunday, August, 1st. The utilities provider reported $1.14 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.08 by $0.06. The utilities provider earned $999 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $1.01 billion. American Water Works had a net margin of 19.26% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.42%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 7.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.97 earnings per share.
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How has American Water Works' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

American Water Works' stock was trading at $129.67 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, AWK shares have increased by 37.3% and is now trading at $178.09.
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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 28th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.603 per share on Wednesday, September 1st. This represents a $2.41 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.35%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 9th. This is a positive change from American Water Works's previous quarterly dividend of $0.60.
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Is American Water Works a good dividend stock?

American Water Works pays an annual dividend of $2.41 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.37%. American Water Works has been increasing its dividend for 7 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of American Water Works is 61.79%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, American Water Works will have a dividend payout ratio of 52.85% next year. This indicates that American Water Works 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 issued an update on its FY21 earnings guidance on Monday, August, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.18-4.28 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $4.24.

What price target have analysts set for AWK?

8 analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for American Water Works' shares. Their forecasts range from $173.00 to $181.00. On average, they expect American Water Works' share price to reach $175.75 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.3%.
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Who are American Water Works' key executives?

American Water Works' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Walter J. Lynch, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 58, Pay $1.94M)
  • Ms. M. Susan Hardwick, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 58, Pay $1.19M)
  • Mr. Michael A. Sgro J.D., Esq., Exec. VP & Gen. Counsel (Age 62, Pay $953.64k)
  • Ms. Cheryl D. Norton, Exec. VP & COO (Age 56)
  • Ms. Melissa K. Wikle, VP, Controller & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. Adam W. Noble, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer (Age 55)
  • Mr. Mark S. Smith, Chief Information Officer & VP (Age 61)
  • Mr. Edward D. Vallejo, VP of Investor Relations (Age 61)
  • Ms. Maureen Duffy, Sr. VP of Communications & External Affairs (Age 51)
  • Ms. Melanie M. Kennedy, Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 47)

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

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

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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), The 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."

Who are American Water Works' major shareholders?

American Water Works' stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Alliancebernstein L.P. (0.85%), Reaves W H & Co. Inc. (0.44%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.30%), Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank (0.28%), Ardevora Asset Management LLP (0.25%) and PGGM Investments (0.22%). Company insiders that own American Water Works stock include Cheryl Norton, George Mackenzie, Lloyd M Yates, Loyd A Warnock, Martha Clark Goss, Maureen Duffy, Melanie M Kennedy, Michael A Sgro and Walter Lynch.
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Which major investors are selling American Water Works stock?

AWK stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Clark Capital Management Group Inc., PGGM Investments, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Teacher Retirement System of Texas, Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd., and Advisors Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold American Water Works company stock in the last year include Cheryl Norton, Maureen Duffy, Melanie M Kennedy, and Walter Lynch.
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Which major investors are buying American Water Works stock?

AWK stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alliancebernstein L.P., Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V., Ardevora Asset Management LLP, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank , Aegon Asset Management UK PLC, 44 Wealth Management LLC, DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, and Asset Management One Co. Ltd.. Company insiders that have bought American Water Works stock in the last two years include Lloyd M Yates, and Martha Clark Goss.
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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 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 $178.09.

How much money does American Water Works make?

American Water Works has a market capitalization of $32.32 billion and generates $3.78 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $709 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.90 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does American Water Works have?

American Water Works employs 7,000 workers across the globe.

When was American Water Works founded?

American Water Works was founded in 1886.

What is American Water Works' official website?

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

Where are American Water Works' headquarters?

American Water Works is headquartered at 1 WATER STREET, CAMDEN NJ, 08102.

How can I contact American Water Works?

American Water Works' mailing address is 1 WATER STREET, CAMDEN NJ, 08102. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 856-955-4001 or via email at [email protected]

This page was last updated on 8/5/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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