American Water Works (AWK) Set to Announce Earnings on Tuesday
American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) is scheduled to issue its Q416 quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 21st. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.57 per share and revenue of $820.46 million for the quarter.
Shares of American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) opened at 73.44 on Friday. The company’s 50-day moving average is $72.26 and its 200 day moving average is $73.58. American Water Works has a 1-year low of $64.65 and a 1-year high of $85.24. The firm has a market capitalization of $13.07 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.26 and a beta of 0.19.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 7th will be paid a $0.375 dividend. This represents a $1.50 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.04%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 3rd. American Water Works’s dividend payout ratio is 57.47%.
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A number of equities analysts have recently issued reports on AWK shares. Bank of America Corporation upgraded shares of American Water Works from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $77.00 to $84.00 in a research note on Wednesday, November 9th. Hilliard Lyons upgraded shares of American Water Works from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $84.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, January 17th. Vetr upgraded shares of American Water Works from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $79.67 target price for the company in a research report on Thursday, November 10th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of American Water Works from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $83.00 target price for the company in a research report on Monday, November 28th. Finally, Macquarie assumed coverage on shares of American Water Works in a research report on Wednesday, January 18th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $81.69.
American Water Works Company Profile
American Water Works Company, Inc is a holding company. The Company is a water and wastewater utility company. The Company operates through two segments: the Regulated Businesses and the Market-Based Businesses. Its Regulated Businesses segment involves the ownership of subsidiaries that provide water and wastewater utility services to residential, commercial, industrial and other customers, including sale for resale and public authority customers.
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