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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: American Water Works Company, Inc., AWK

American Water Works Company, Inc., AWK is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Water Utilities in the sector of Utilities. Based in USA, American Water Works Company, Inc., AWK  has a market cap of 13524.44. Since its IPO date on the 4/23/2008, American Water Works Company, Inc., AWK performance year to date is 29.76%. Today American Water Works Company, Inc., AWK has gained -2.38%, with a current price of 74.17.

Ownership of the company is 0.10% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 82.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 54.60%. Return of assets are at 2.70%, with return on investment at 6.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, American Water Works Company, Inc., AWK is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 1.12. While Total debt/equity is 1.31. With a profit margin of 14.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 32.40%. American Water Works Company, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 0.4, while the quick ratio is 0.4.

For the last year American Water Works Company, Inc., AWK has seen a EPS growth of 10.60%. A performance for the year of 34.23%. The 52-week high is -12.12%, and the 52-week low is 34.19%. The average volume for American Water Works Company, Inc., AWK is 146760.

With a target price of 79.67, can American Water Works Company, Inc., AWK reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of American Water Works Company, Inc., AWK. American Water Works Company, Inc. has a P/E of 29.06 and a forward P/E of 24.91. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.82. American Water Works Company, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.12 and 2.58 respectively. For P/cash, American Water Works Company, Inc. has a value of 294.01, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 74.17, American Water Works Company, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.97%. We see a return on equity of 9.10%.

Looking more long-term American Water Works Company, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.60%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.17% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 10.60% for this year and for the last five years a 12.70% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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