American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) SVP Loyd A. Warnock sold 193 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $90.47, for a total value of $17,460.71. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 6,862 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $620,805.14. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website.

American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) traded down $0.67 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $89.02. The stock had a trading volume of 2,041,455 shares, compared to its average volume of 857,199. The company has a quick ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 0.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.21. The company has a market cap of $16,000.00, a P/E ratio of 31.28, a P/E/G ratio of 3.98 and a beta of 0.25. American Water Works has a 52-week low of $69.96 and a 52-week high of $91.39.

American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The utilities provider reported $1.08 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.08. The firm had revenue of $936.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $992.58 million. American Water Works had a return on equity of 9.69% and a net margin of 15.82%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.05 EPS. equities analysts expect that American Water Works will post 3.01 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, November 10th will be given a dividend of $0.415 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 9th. This represents a $1.66 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.86%. American Water Works’s dividend payout ratio is currently 56.27%.

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Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of AWK. Janus Henderson Group PLC boosted its position in shares of American Water Works by 8,104.3% during the 2nd quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 1,712,232 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $133,469,000 after acquiring an additional 1,691,362 shares during the last quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of American Water Works by 7,096.4% during the 2nd quarter. Harbour Capital Advisors LLC now owns 655,949 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $8,415,000 after acquiring an additional 646,834 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of American Water Works by 2.6% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 18,185,767 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $1,417,580,000 after acquiring an additional 465,748 shares during the last quarter. Ardevora Asset Management LLP bought a new position in shares of American Water Works during the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $33,574,000. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted its position in shares of American Water Works by 56.8% during the 3rd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 853,175 shares of the utilities provider’s stock valued at $69,200,000 after acquiring an additional 309,177 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 79.75% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the company. Robert W. Baird upped their price target on American Water Works from $82.00 to $87.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Janney Montgomery Scott downgraded American Water Works from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Boenning Scattergood restated a “hold” rating on shares of American Water Works in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Bank of America Corporation assumed coverage on American Water Works in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $95.00 price target for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded American Water Works from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $85.63.

About American Water Works

American Water Works Company, Inc is a holding company for regulated and market-based subsidiaries throughout the United States and Ontario, Canada. The Company’s Regulated Businesses segment provides water and wastewater services as public utilities in 16 states in the United States as of December 31, 2016.

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