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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) from Utilities

Today’s top gainers include the company American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) which is in the industry Water Utilities, gaining 0.13% today. In the last week its performance is 2.66%, and -0.47% for the past quarter. Currently, American Water Works Company, Inc., AWK has a target price of 78.31, so today’s gain of 0.13% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore -0.17%.

American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK), has a market cap of 13528, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 87.20%.

At the current price of 76, it has a dividend yield of 1.97%, and its target price is 78.31. This is with a profit margin of 15.10%, and total debt/equity of 1.33. American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has a P/E of 27.67, as well as a forward P/E of 24.99.

With a current EPS of 2.75, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 7.34%,American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 12.70%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 7.60%.

Performance for the year is 50.11%. Since its IPO date on 4/23/2008, the total performance to date is 29.10%.

Volume today for American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK), is 894400, while its average volume is 1290.8. Whilst the total gain today was 0.13%, it did have a day high of -10.43%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.37%, and 1.44% for the month. The 52-week low for American Water Works Company, Inc., AWK has been 52.92%, while the 52-week-high has reached -10.43%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 6.60%, and its return on assets is 2.80%. American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has an operating margin of 34.00%. With a sales growth of -44.10% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that American Water Works Company, Inc., AWK is in the sector Utilities, its long-term debt/equity is 1.14, and has a current ratio of 0.4 and 0.4 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 4.16, along with a P/B of 2.63. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 260.15.

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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