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American Water Works Stock Forecast, Price & News

-3.76 (-2.58 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $141.88
50-Day Range
MA: $159.61
52-Week Range
Now: $141.88
Volume1.99 million shs
Average Volume912,832 shs
Market Capitalization$25.74 billion
P/E Ratio38.87
Dividend Yield1.55%
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 3.4 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 80 surface water treatment plants; 520 groundwater treatment plants; 140 wastewater treatment plants; 52,500 miles of transmission, distribution, and collection mains and pipes; 1,000 groundwater wells; 1,500 water and wastewater pumping stations; 1,300 treated water storage facilities; and 76 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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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Water supply
Sub-IndustryWater Utilities
Year Founded1886



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.61 billion
Cash Flow$6.07 per share
Book Value$33.86 per share


Net Income$621 million


Market Cap$25.74 billion
Next Earnings Date5/5/2021 (Estimated)


Overall MarketRank

2.03 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

55th out of 275 stocks

Water Supply Industry

3rd out of 15 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.2Community Rank: 2.7Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 1.3 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
-3.76 (-2.58 %)
(As of 02/26/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) Frequently Asked Questions

Is American Water Works a buy right now?

12 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for American Water Works in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 5 hold ratings and 6 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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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than American Water Works?

Wall Street analysts have given American Water Works a "Hold" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but American Water Works wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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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, May 5th 2021.
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How were American Water Works' earnings last quarter?

American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February, 23rd. The utilities provider reported $0.80 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.80. American Water Works had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.03% and a net margin of 17.63%.
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How has American Water Works' stock been impacted by Coronavirus?

American Water Works' stock was trading at $129.67 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, AWK shares have increased by 9.4% and is now trading at $141.88.
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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 Friday, December 11th. Investors of record on Monday, February 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.55 per share on Tuesday, March 2nd. This represents a $2.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.55%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 5th.
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Is American Water Works a good dividend stock?

American Water Works pays an annual dividend of $2.20 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.51%. 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 60.94%. 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 51.76% 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 Wednesday, February, 24th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $4.18-4.28 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.24.

What price target have analysts set for AWK?

12 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for American Water Works' shares. Their forecasts range from $111.00 to $184.00. On average, they anticipate American Water Works' stock price to reach $150.22 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.9% 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:
  • Mr. Walter J. Lynch, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 58, Pay $1.25M)
  • Ms. M. Susan Hardwick, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 58, Pay $857.81k)
  • Mr. Michael A. Sgro J.D., Esq., Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 62, Pay $911.24k)
  • 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)
  • Mr. Nick O. Rowe, Sr. VP, Central Division (Age 63)

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 shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.14%), Northern Trust Corp (1.79%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.74%), Magellan Asset Management Ltd (1.06%), California Public Employees Retirement System (0.79%) and Stifel Financial Corp (0.78%). Company insiders that own American Water Works stock include Cheryl Norton, George Mackenzie, Jeffrey N Edwards, Lloyd M Yates, Loyd A Warnock, Maureen Duffy, Melanie M Kennedy, Michael A Sgro, Susan N Story and Walter Lynch.
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Which institutional investors are selling American Water Works stock?

AWK stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Brookfield Asset Management Inc., Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado, Bessemer Group Inc., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Federated Hermes Inc., Nissay Asset Management Corp Japan ADV, Janus Henderson Group PLC, and Nuveen Asset Management LLC. 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 institutional investors are buying American Water Works stock?

AWK stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Vontobel Holding Ltd., Credit Suisse AG, Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Nordea Investment Management AB, PGGM Investments, Magellan Asset Management Ltd, and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board. Company insiders that have bought American Water Works stock in the last two years include Jeffrey N Edwards, and Lloyd M Yates.
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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 $141.88.

How much money does American Water Works make?

American Water Works has a market capitalization of $25.72 billion and generates $3.61 billion in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $621 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.61 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does American Water Works have?

American Water Works employs 6,800 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 3/1/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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