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QQQ   399.69
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American Water Works Stock Forecast, Price & News

+3.01 (+1.77%)
(As of 11/29/2021 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
623,801 shs
Average Volume
822,965 shs
Market Capitalization
$31.46 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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About American Water Works

American Water Works Co., Inc. engages in the provision of complementary water and wastewater services. It operates through the following segments: Regulated Businesses; Market-Based Businesses; and Other. The Regulated Businesses segment provides water and wastewater services to customers. The Market-Based Businesses segment is responsible for Military Services Group, Contract Operations Group, Homeowner Services Group, and Keystone Operations. The Other segment includes corporate costs that are not allocated to the Company's operating segments, eliminations of inter-segment transactions, fair value adjustments and associated income and deductions related to the acquisitions that have not been allocated to the operating segments for evaluation of performance and allocation of resource purposes. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Camden, NJ.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Water supply
Water Utilities
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.78 billion
Cash Flow
$7.23 per share
Book Value
$37.82 per share


Net Income
$709 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$31.46 billion

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Dividend Payable
Fiscal Year End
Next Earnings (Estimated)

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Overall MarketRank

2.58 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

32nd out of 122 stocks

Water Supply Industry

4th out of 15 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.1Community Rank: 4.5Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) Frequently Asked Questions

Is American Water Works a buy right now?

8 Wall Street equities 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 equities research 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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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. Since then, AWK shares have increased by 33.7% and is now trading at $173.32.
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Are investors shorting American Water Works?

American Water Works saw a increase in short interest in November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,530,000 shares, an increase of 19.5% from the October 31st total of 1,280,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 677,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.3 days. Currently, 0.9% of the company's stock are sold short.
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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, February 23rd 2022.
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How were American Water Works' earnings last quarter?

American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November, 2nd. The utilities provider reported $1.53 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $1.53. The utilities provider had revenue of $1.09 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.10 billion. American Water Works had a net margin of 19.55% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.48%. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.46 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, October 29th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 10th will be given a dividend of $0.6025 per share on Wednesday, December 1st. This represents a $2.41 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.39%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, November 9th.
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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 1.42%. American Water Works has been increasing its dividend for 13 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio of American Water Works is 57.38%. 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 54.16% 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 updated its FY 2021 earnings guidance on Tuesday, November, 9th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $4.180-$4.280 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.250. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What price target have analysts set for AWK?

8 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for American Water Works' shares. Their forecasts range from $173.00 to $205.00. On average, they expect American Water Works' share price to reach $182.57 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 5.3% from the stock's current price.
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Who are American Water Works' key executives?

American Water Works' management team includes the following people:
  • Walter J. Lynch, President, Chief Executive Officer & Director (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Cheryl Norton, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Vice President (LinkedIn Profile)
  • M. Susan Hardwick, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Adam W. Noble, Chief Technology & Innovation Officer
  • Rebecca Losli, Engineering Director

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), 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (8.42%), Impax Asset Management Group plc (3.07%), Deutsche Bank AG (2.27%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.93%), Invesco Ltd. (1.59%) and Royal Bank of Canada (1.10%). Company insiders that own American Water Works stock include Cheryl Norton, Lloyd M Yates, Loyd A Warnock, Martha Clark Goss, Maureen Duffy, Melanie M Kennedy, Melanie M Kennedy, Melissa K Wikle, 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 Magellan Asset Management Ltd, Invesco Ltd., Brookfield Asset Management Inc., Credit Suisse AG, BlackRock Inc., PGGM Investments, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., and Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co.. Company insiders that have sold American Water Works company stock in the last year include Cheryl Norton, Maureen Duffy, Melanie M Kennedy, Melissa K Wikle, and Walter Lynch.
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Which major investors are buying American Water Works stock?

AWK stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Geode Capital Management LLC, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Royal London Asset Management Ltd., Deutsche Bank AG, Alliancebernstein L.P., Franklin Resources Inc., Natixis, and Lombard Odier Asset Management Europe 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 $173.32.

How much money does American Water Works make?

American Water Works has a market capitalization of $31.46 billion and generates $3.78 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $709 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.20 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) 566-4001, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 856-346-8360.

This page was last updated on 11/30/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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