American Water Works Co (NYSE:AWK) Has Just Been Upgraded by Baird to a Outperform Rating

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.33, from 0.8 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 32 investors sold American Water Works Company, Inc. shares while 184 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 178 raised stakes. 145.72 million shares or 0.89% more from 144.43 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.

Neuberger Berman Ltd Company accumulated 658,003 shares. Lazard Asset Mngmt Lc owns 300 shares. Pennsylvania Trust accumulated 35,822 shares. Employees Retirement Systems Of Ohio has invested 0.03% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). California State Teachers Retirement Systems holds 0.06% or 335,351 shares in its portfolio. Brown Brothers Harriman & invested in 2,943 shares. Vermont-based Clean Yield Gru has invested 0.52% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Corecommodity Ltd Liability holds 0.17% or 3,027 shares. San Francisco Sentry Inv Gru (Ca) holds 0.28% or 7,810 shares in its portfolio. Creative Planning reported 0% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). 9,699 were accumulated by Stephens Inc Ar. C M Bidwell & Limited reported 0% of its portfolio in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). 357,430 are held by Trillium Asset Mgmt Lc. Invesco accumulated 0.08% or 2.79M shares. Stock Yards Commercial Bank And Tru holds 139,626 shares.

Since August 15, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 4 selling transactions for $2.37 million activity. $924,339 worth of American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) was sold by Warnock Loyd A on Thursday, August 30. 5,000 American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) shares with value of $458,450 were sold by Lynch Walter. 96 shares valued at $8,823 were bought by STORY SUSAN N on Tuesday, November 27.

American Water Works Co (NYSE:AWK) Stock Upgrade

The rating of American Water Works Co (NYSE:AWK) shares have been boosted by stock research analysts at Baird from their previous Neutral rating to a solid Outperform via an analyst report revealed on 6 December. Baird now has a $103 target price per share shares and their target price per share gives a possible upside of 7.27 %.

The stock increased 0.25% or $0.24 during the last trading session, reaching $96.02. About 323,203 shares traded. American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has risen 8.15% since December 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.47% the S&P500.

Analysts await American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) to report earnings on February, 19. They expect $0.69 earnings per share, 0.00 % or $0.00 from last year’s $0.69 per share. AWK’s profit will be $124.61 million for 34.79 P/E if the $0.69 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.20 actual earnings per share reported by American Water Works Company, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -42.50 % negative EPS growth.

American Water Works Company, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides water and wastewater services in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $17.34 billion. The firm offers water and wastewater services to approximately 1,600 communities in 16 states. It has a 38.04 P/E ratio. It operates approximately 81 surface water treatment plants with approximately 522 groundwater treatment plants and 1,022 groundwater wells; 121 wastewater treatment facilities, 1,284 treated water storage facilities, 1,433 pumping stations, 80 dams, and 49,635 miles of mains and collection pipes.

More notable recent American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “The one thing you won’t find at American Water’s new HQ – Philadelphia Business Journal” on December 04, 2018, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Golden State Water and California American Water Team Up with Senator Ted Gaines for “Operation Gobble” – Business Wire” published on November 19, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “New Jersey American Water Urges Customers to Prepare Pipes for Winter Weather – Business Wire” on December 03, 2018. More interesting news about American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Pennsylvania American Water Works (AWK) Acquires Steelton Borough Authority Water System for Approx. $22.5M – StreetInsider.com” published on November 15, 2018 as well as 247Wallst.com‘s news article titled: “After the Midterm Elections, 10 Defensive Stocks to Buy for 2019 – 24/7 Wall St.” with publication date: November 07, 2018.

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