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American Water Works - AWK Stock Forecast, Price & News

$155.15
+0.16 (+0.10%)
(As of 08/8/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$154.06
$157.67
50-Day Range
$130.88
$158.64
52-Week Range
$129.45
$189.65
Volume
565,300 shs
Average Volume
705,653 shs
Market Capitalization
$28.20 billion
P/E Ratio
21.70
Dividend Yield
1.68%
Price Target
$168.00

American Water Works MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
1.90 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
8.3% Upside
$168.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.04% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
+1.99
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.26mentions of American Water Works in the last 14 days
Based on 14 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$255,145 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
8.99%
From $4.45 to $4.85 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

2.88 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

4th out of 87 stocks

Water Supply Industry

3rd out of 11 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.

American Water Works Stock Down 0.3 %

AWK traded down $0.47 during trading hours on Monday, reaching $155.17. 13,282 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 962,260. The firm's fifty day simple moving average is $148.36 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $153.12. The company has a market cap of $28.21 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.77, a PEG ratio of 4.33 and a beta of 0.43. American Water Works has a fifty-two week low of $129.45 and a fifty-two week high of $189.65. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.46, a current ratio of 0.59 and a quick ratio of 0.54.

American Water Works (NYSE:AWK - Get Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 27th. The utilities provider reported $1.20 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.15 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $937.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $979.52 million. American Water Works had a net margin of 33.99% and a return on equity of 11.06%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 6.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.14 EPS. As a group, analysts forecast that American Water Works will post 4.45 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

American Water Works Announces Dividend

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 1st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 9th will be issued a dividend of $0.655 per share. This represents a $2.62 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.69%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 8th. American Water Works's dividend payout ratio is currently 36.64%.

Analyst Ratings Changes

AWK has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. UBS Group increased their price target on shares of American Water Works from $149.00 to $159.00 and gave the stock a "neutral" rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 2nd. Janney Montgomery Scott raised shares of American Water Works from a "neutral" rating to a "buy" rating in a research note on Friday, June 24th. Barclays cut their price target on shares of American Water Works from $172.00 to $157.00 and set an "equal weight" rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, July 18th. Northcoast Research began coverage on shares of American Water Works in a research note on Monday, July 18th. They set a "neutral" rating on the stock. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company increased their price objective on shares of American Water Works from $139.00 to $152.00 and gave the stock an "underweight" rating in a research report on Monday, July 18th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the company has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $168.00.

Insiders Place Their Bets

In other news, EVP Melanie M. Kennedy sold 693 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $152.10, for a total value of $105,405.30. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 11,361 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,728,008.10. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. In other news, EVP Melanie M. Kennedy sold 693 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, June 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $152.10, for a total value of $105,405.30. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 11,361 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,728,008.10. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, EVP Melanie M. Kennedy sold 1,029 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $145.52, for a total transaction of $149,740.08. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 12,054 shares in the company, valued at $1,754,098.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.09% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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AWK Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/1 Dividend
5/09/2022
Dividend Payable
6/01/2022
Last Earnings
7/27/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/1 Dividend
8/08/2022
Today
8/09/2022
Dividend Payable
9/01/2022
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
$168.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$182.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$152.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+8.3%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
1.90
Research Coverage
10 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.26 billion
Pretax Margin
44.40%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.93 billion
Cash Flow
$7.73 per share
Book Value
$40.20 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
181,622,000
Market Cap
$28.20 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.43

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AWK Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

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

10 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for American Water Works in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 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?

10 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for American Water Works' shares. Their AWK share price forecasts range from $152.00 to $182.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $168.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 8.3% from the stock's current price.
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How has American Water Works' stock price performed in 2022?

American Water Works' stock was trading at $188.86 at the start of the year. Since then, AWK stock has decreased by 17.8% and is now trading at $155.15.
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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 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 quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July, 27th. The utilities provider reported $1.20 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.15 by $0.05. The utilities provider had revenue of $937 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $979.52 million. American Water Works had a net margin of 33.99% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.06%. American Water Works's revenue for the quarter was down 6.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.14 EPS.
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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 Wednesday, July 27th. Shareholders 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 dividend yield of 1.69%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend 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 1.68%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 14 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 54.02% 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 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."

Who are American Water Works' major shareholders?

American Water Works' stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (1.04%), Mirova US LLC (0.45%), CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC (0.40%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.38%), Reaves W H & Co. Inc. (0.36%) and Vontobel Holding Ltd. (0.32%). Insiders that own company stock include Cheryl Norton, George Mackenzie, 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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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 $155.15.

How much money does American Water Works make?

American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) has a market capitalization of $28.20 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?

American Water Works employs 6,400 workers across the globe.

When was American Water Works founded?

American Water Works was founded in 1886.

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 8/9/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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