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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 -0.09% today. In the last week its performance is -2.89%, and 4.34% for the past quarter. Currently, American Water Works Company, Inc., AWK has a target price of 78.38, so today’s gain of -0.09% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.63%.

American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK), has a market cap of 14162.73, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.20%, and institutional ownership is 89.80%.

At the current price of 77.76, it has a dividend yield of 1.93%, and its target price is 78.38. This is with a profit margin of 15.40%, and total debt/equity of 1.33. American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has a P/E of 29.28, as well as a forward P/E of 25.6.

With a current EPS of 2.66, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 7.50%,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 47.86%. Since its IPO date on 4/23/2008, the total performance to date is 32.21%.

Volume today for American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK), is 1121472, while its average volume is 1320.81. Whilst the total gain today was -0.09%, it did have a day high of -8.35%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.60%, and 1.29% for the month. The 52-week low for American Water Works Company, Inc., AWK has been 58.27%, while the 52-week-high has reached -8.35%.

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 34.50%. With a sales growth of -63.40% 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 3.85, and the P/S is 4.42, along with a P/B of 2.69. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 272.36.

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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