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Morning Trending Tickers: American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK)

Today’s top gainers include the company American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) which is in the industry Water Utilities, gaining -0.40% today. In the last week its performance is -0.62%, and 3.00% for the past quarter. Currently, American Water Works Company, Inc., AWK has a target price of 83.64, so today’s gain of -0.40% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.15%.

American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK), has a market cap of 13.39 B, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 86.60%.

At the current price of 75.25, it has a dividend yield of 2.21%, and its target price is 83.64. This is with a profit margin of 14.40%, and total debt/equity of 1.38. American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has a P/E of 28.03, as well as a forward P/E of 22.84.

With a current EPS of 2.69, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 8.86%,American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 8.60%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 7.70%.

Performance for the year is 5.72%. Since its IPO date on 4/23/2008, the total performance to date is 5.08%.

Volume today for American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK), is 1244147, while its average volume is 947.09. Whilst the total gain today was -0.40%, it did have a day high of -7.17%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.35%, and 1.38% for the month. The 52-week low for American Water Works Company, Inc., AWK has been 9.55%, while the 52-week-high has reached -9.90%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 6.30%, and its return on assets is 2.60%. American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has an operating margin of 33.00%. With a sales growth of 1.70% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that American Water Works Company, Inc., AWK is in the sector Utilities, its long-term debt/equity is 1.09, and has a current ratio of 0.3 and 0.3 for quick ratio.

So what is the value of American Water Works Company, Inc.? Well its PEG is 3.64, and the P/S is 4.04, along with a P/B of 2.53. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 171.72.

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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