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American Water Works (AWK) Stock Forecast & Price Target

$141.07
-0.73 (-0.51%)
(As of 02:09 PM ET)

American Water Works - Analysts' Recommendations and Stock Price Forecast (2024)

MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0 to .5 = Strong Sell, .5 to 1 = Sell, 1 to 1.5 = Reduce, 1.5 to 2.5 = Hold, 2.5 to 3.0 = Moderate Buy, 3.0 to 3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.

Consensus Rating

Based on 4 Wall Street analysts who have issued ratings for American Water Works in the last 12 months, the stock has a consensus rating of "Moderate Buy." Out of the 4 analysts, 2 have given a hold rating, and 2 have given a buy rating for AWK.

Consensus Price Target

$141.80
0.52% Upside
High Forecast$169.00
Average Forecast$141.80
Low Forecast$126.00

According to the 4 analysts' twelve-month price targets for American Water Works, the average price target is $141.80. The highest price target for AWK is $169.00, while the lowest price target for AWK is $126.00. The average price target represents a forecasted upside of 0.52% from the current price of $141.07.

TypeCurrent Forecast
7/24/23 to 7/23/24
1 Month Ago
6/24/23 to 6/23/24
3 Months Ago
4/25/23 to 4/24/24
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Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Moderate Buy
Moderate Buy
Hold
Strong Buy
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Buy
2 Buy rating(s)
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2 Buy rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
Hold
2 Hold rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
Sell
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Sell rating(s)
Consensus Price Target$141.80$141.33$141.80$157.00
Forecasted Upside0.52% Upside7.37% Upside8.16% Upside9.07% Upside
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AWK Analyst Recommendations By Month

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AWK Price Targets by Month

The chart below shows how a company's share price and consensus price target have changed over time. The dark blue line represents the company's actual price. The lighter blue line represents the stock's consensus price target. The even lighter blue range in the background of the two lines represents the low price target and the high price target for each stock.
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American Water Works Stock vs. The Competition

TypeAmerican Water WorksUtilities CompaniesS&P 500
Consensus Rating Score
2.50
2.47
2.51
Consensus RatingModerate BuyHoldModerate Buy
Predicted Upside0.02% Upside58.70% Upside9.25% Upside
News Sentiment RatingPositive News
Positive News
Positive News
DateBrokerageAnalyst NameActionRatingPrice TargetUpside/Downside on Report DateDetails
5/13/2024UBS Group
4 of 5 stars
 Boost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$124.00 ➝ $139.00+3.95%
2/16/2024Evercore ISI
2 of 5 stars
 DowngradeOutperform ➝ In-Line$160.00 ➝ $135.00+8.62%
11/7/2023Mizuho
2 of 5 stars
 Boost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$134.00 ➝ $140.00+9.81%
10/9/2023Guggenheim
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 Lower Target$147.00 ➝ $126.00+5.28%
9/14/2023Royal Bank of Canada
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 Reiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Outperform$169.00+20.38%
7/6/2023Bank of America
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 Lower Target$140.00 ➝ $139.00-4.01%
12/14/2022Wells Fargo & Company
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 Boost Target$149.00 ➝ $159.00-0.12%
11/15/2022HSBC
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 Lower Target$158.00+8.20%
9/9/2022JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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 UpgradeUnderweight ➝ Neutral$162.00 ➝ $165.00+6.78%

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AWK Forecast - Frequently Asked Questions

What is American Water Works' forecast for 2024?

According to the research reports of 4 Wall Street equities research analysts, the average twelve-month stock price forecast for American Water Works is $141.80, with a high forecast of $169.00 and a low forecast of $126.00.

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

4 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for American Water Works in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" AWK shares.

Does American Water Works's stock price have much upside?

According to analysts, American Water Works's stock has a predicted upside of 8.94% based on their 12-month stock forecasts.

What analysts cover American Water Works?

American Water Works has been rated by research analysts at UBS Group in the past 90 days.

Do Wall Street analysts like American Water Works more than its competitors?

Analysts like American Water Works more than other "utilities" companies. The consensus rating for American Water Works is Moderate Buy while the average consensus rating for "utilities" companies is Hold. Learn more on how AWK compares to other companies.


This page (NYSE:AWK) was last updated on 7/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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