Finally Time To Raise Your Stake? Robert W. Baird Upgrades American Water Works (AWK) Shares

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.13 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.33, from 0.8 in 2018Q1. It is positive, as 32 investors sold American Water Works Company, Inc. shares while 184 reduced holdings. 66 funds opened positions while 178 raised stakes. 145.72 million shares or 0.89% more from 144.43 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.

Fjarde Ap owns 0.12% invested in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) for 96,088 shares. Captrust Financial Advsr owns 385 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Tompkins Corp accumulated 126 shares. Guardian Cap L P holds 0.13% or 91,299 shares in its portfolio. Impax Asset Ltd Co stated it has 0.29% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Hightower Advsrs Limited stated it has 0.26% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Ameritas Invest Prtn Inc holds 3,399 shares. 5,690 are held by Rand Wealth Limited Liability. Deutsche Bank & Trust Ag reported 4.21M shares stake. Moreover, Tiedemann Advisors Lc has 0.05% invested in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) for 8,280 shares. 6,396 are held by Johnson Counsel. Cleararc stated it has 4,533 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Btim stated it has 32,100 shares. Chevy Chase Tru has 0.06% invested in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). The South Dakota-based Dorsey & Whitney Tru Ltd has invested 0.1% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK).

Since August 15, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 4 insider sales for $2.37 million activity. $8,823 worth of stock was bought by STORY SUSAN N on Tuesday, November 27. Kennedy Melanie M sold $98,901 worth of American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) on Wednesday, August 15. $458,450 worth of American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) was sold by Lynch Walter.

American Water Works (AWK) Stock Upgrade

The rating for shares of American Water Works (AWK) were upgraded by research analysts at Robert W. Baird from a “Neutral” rating to a “Outperform” rating in an analyst report issued on Thursday, 6 December.

The stock increased 1.61% or $1.54 during the last trading session, reaching $97.32. About 1.47 million shares traded or 67.85% up from the average. American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK) has risen 8.15% since December 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.47% the S&P500.

Analysts await American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) to report earnings on February, 19. They expect $0.69 EPS, 0.00 % or $0.00 from last year’s $0.69 per share. AWK’s profit will be $124.61 million for 35.26 P/E if the $0.69 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.20 actual EPS reported by American Water Works Company, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -42.50 % negative EPS growth.

American Water Works Company, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides water and wastewater services in the United States and Canada. The company has market cap of $17.58 billion. The firm offers water and wastewater services to approximately 1,600 communities in 16 states. It has a 38.56 P/E ratio. It operates approximately 81 surface water treatment plants with approximately 522 groundwater treatment plants and 1,022 groundwater wells; 121 wastewater treatment facilities, 1,284 treated water storage facilities, 1,433 pumping stations, 80 dams, and 49,635 miles of mains and collection pipes.

More notable recent American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) news were published by: Bizjournals.com which released: “The one thing you won’t find at American Water’s new HQ – Philadelphia Business Journal” on December 04, 2018, also Businesswire.com with their article: “Prepare Now for Frigid Weather: Illinois American Water Offers Customers Cold Weather Tips – Business Wire” published on November 08, 2018, Businesswire.com published: “American Water Awards Grants to Local Firefighters to Support the Safety of Local Communities – Business Wire” on November 08, 2018. More interesting news about American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) were released by: Streetinsider.com and their article: “Pennsylvania American Water Works (AWK) Acquires Steelton Borough Authority Water System for Approx. $22.5M – StreetInsider.com” published on November 15, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “American Water Works: Negative Outlook And Lower Earnings – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: May 17, 2018.

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