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American Water Works Stock Forecast, Price & News

$153.43
+4.66 (+3.13%)
(As of 07/1/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$149.12
$155.15
50-Day Range
$130.88
$160.81
52-Week Range
$129.45
$189.65
Volume
1.48 million shs
Average Volume
1.01 million shs
Market Capitalization
$27.89 billion
P/E Ratio
21.64
Dividend Yield
1.76%
Price Target
$175.22

American Water Works Stock Forecast (MarketRank)

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
14.2% Upside
$175.22 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.16% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
+1.99
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.86mentions of American Water Works in the last 14 days
Based on 6 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$255.15 K Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
8.74%
From $4.46 to $4.85 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as 30% analysis score, 20% valuation score, 10% short interest score, 10% dividend score, 10% sustainability score, 10% news and social score, and 10% insider trading score.

2.66 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

7th out of 123 stocks

Water Supply Industry

1st out of 15 stocks

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About American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)

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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

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

Company Calendar

Last Earnings
4/27/2022
Ex-Dividend for 6/1 Dividend
5/09/2022
Dividend Payable
6/01/2022
Today
7/01/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
8/01/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$175.22
High Stock Price Forecast
$205.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$156.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+14.2%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2
Research Coverage
10 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.26 billion
Pretax Margin
43.20%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.93 billion
Cash Flow
$8.02 per share
Book Value
$40.20 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
181,589,000
Market Cap
$27.89 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.45

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American Water Works Frequently Asked Questions

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

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for American Water Works in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 4 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 is American Water Works' stock price forecast for 2022?

10 Wall Street research analysts have issued 12-month price targets for American Water Works' shares. Their AWK stock forecasts range from $156.00 to $205.00. On average, they predict American Water Works' share price to reach $175.22 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 14.2% from the stock's current price.
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How has American Water Works' stock performed in 2022?

American Water Works' stock was trading at $188.86 at the beginning of the year. Since then, AWK shares have decreased by 18.8% and is now trading at $153.43.
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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 Monday, August 1st 2022.
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How were American Water Works' earnings last quarter?

American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April, 27th. The utilities provider reported $0.87 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.75 by $0.12. The utilities provider had revenue of $842 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $872.01 million. American Water Works had a net margin of 33.16% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.25%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.73 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 Thursday, April 28th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 10th will be given a dividend of $0.655 per share on Wednesday, June 1st. This represents a $2.62 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 9th. This is a boost 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(NYSE:AWK) pays an annual dividend of $2.62 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.76%. American Water Works 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 of American Water Works is 36.95%. 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 54.02% 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 FY22 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 27th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $4.39 to $4.49 for the period, compared to the consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.45.

Who are American Water Works' key executives?

American Water Works' management team includes the following people:

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."

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 $153.43.

How much money does American Water Works make?

American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) has a market capitalization of $27.89 billion and generates $3.93 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $1.26 billion in net income (profit) each year or $7.089990 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 American Water Works is www.amwater.com. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at (856) 955-4001, via email at [email protected], or via fax at 856-346-8360.

This page (NYSE:AWK) was last updated on 7/1/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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