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Is American Water Works Company, Inc.(NYSE: AWK), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 4/23/2008. American Water Works Company, Inc. is in the Water Utilities industry and Utilities sector. Average volume for American Water Works Company, Inc., is 1334.4, and so far today it has a volume of 201544. Performance year to date since the 4/23/2008 is 31.48%.

To help you determine whether American Water Works Company, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 28.18 and forward P/E is 25.45. PEG perhaps more useful shows that American Water Works Company, Inc. has a value for PEG of 3.71. P/S ratio is 4.24 and the P/B ratio is 2.67. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 265.04 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price American Water Works Company, Inc. is trading at, 76.54 (-1.11% today), American Water Works Company, Inc. has a dividend yield of 1.94%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 50.60%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.75, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.46% after growing 10.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -57.40%, and -63.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 178.06, and the number of shares float is 177.61. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 88.40%. The float short is 2.74%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.64. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.80%, and also a return on investment of 6.60%.

The ability for American Water Works Company, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 0.4, and quick ratio is 0.4. Long term debt/equity is 1.14 and total debt/equity is 1.33. In terms of margins, American Water Works Company, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 34.00%, and American Water Works Company, Inc. has a profit margin of 15.10%.

The 52 week high is -9.79%, with 55.79% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -4.39% and the 200 day simple moving average is 11.51%.

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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