Analysts See $0.34 EPS for American States Water Company (AWR); BCE Inc. (TSE:BCE) Had 3 Analysts Last Week

April 10, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

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Analysts expect American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) to report $0.34 EPS on May, 1.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00% from last quarter’s $0.34 EPS. AWR’s profit would be $12.49 million giving it 38.63 P/E if the $0.34 EPS is correct. After having $0.36 EPS previously, American States Water Company’s analysts see -5.56% EPS growth. The stock decreased 0.15% or $0.08 during the last trading session, reaching $52.53. About 190,620 shares traded. American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) has risen 19.43% since April 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.88% the S&P500.

Among 9 analysts covering BCE Inc. (TSE:BCE), 3 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. BCE Inc. had 34 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Monday, August 3 by Barclays Capital. RBC Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Outperform” rating in Friday, August 7 report. The company was downgraded on Friday, July 24 by Desjardins Securities. Goldman Sachs initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Friday, December 4 report. The rating was upgraded by TD Securities to “Buy” on Wednesday, September 2. The rating was maintained by Scotia Capital with “Outperform” on Friday, August 7. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $47 target in Friday, August 28 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, June 9 with “Outperform”. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, December 17 to “Equal-Weight”. The stock of BCE Inc. (TSE:BCE) earned “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, April 29. See BCE Inc. (TSE:BCE) latest ratings:

The stock increased 0.13% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $54.63. About 1.88 million shares traded or 7.32% up from the average. BCE Inc. (TSE:BCE) has 0.00% since April 10, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 11.55% the S&P500.

BCE Inc., a telecommunications and media company, provides wireless, wireline, Internet, and television services to residential, business, and wholesale clients in Canada. The company has market cap of $49.23 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Bell Wireless, Bell Wireline, and Bell Media. It has a 17.57 P/E ratio. The Bell Wireless segment offers integrated digital wireless voice and data communications services and products.

Among 6 analysts covering American States Water (NYSE:AWR), 1 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. American States Water had 13 analyst reports since August 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Janney Capital upgraded the shares of AWR in report on Friday, August 5 to “Neutral” rating. As per Wednesday, May 11, the company rating was upgraded by Ladenburg Thalmann. The firm has “Corporate” rating by FinnCap given on Thursday, November 24. As per Monday, January 4, the company rating was initiated by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Zacks given on Saturday, August 8. Barclays Capital maintained American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) rating on Tuesday, September 6. Barclays Capital has “Underweight” rating and $39 target. As per Monday, December 18, the company rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo. The stock of American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) has “Market Perform” rating given on Tuesday, October 3 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Friday, May 20 by Barclays Capital. The rating was downgraded by Janney Capital to “Sell” on Friday, October 16.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.15, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 18 investors sold American States Water Company shares while 59 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 65 raised stakes. 23.48 million shares or 1.40% more from 23.15 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 5,102 were accumulated by Neuberger Berman Group Inc Limited Liability Corp. Renaissance Tech Limited Liability has invested 0.05% in American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 0% invested in American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) for 2,318 shares. 1,381 are held by Van Eck Assoc Corporation. 11,939 are held by First Midwest Natl Bank Tru Division. Voya Invest Management Limited Company owns 17,281 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Advisory Svcs Networks Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 0% or 205 shares. Ashfield Cap Prtn Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.09% of its portfolio in American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR). Blackhill holds 10,800 shares. Mason Street Ltd Com stated it has 9,540 shares. Assetmark holds 26 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Schwab Charles Inv Inc reported 235,108 shares. Piedmont Invest Advsrs stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR). Citadel Advsr Limited Com owns 4,149 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa accumulated 25,841 shares.

Since January 5, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 6 sales for $324,274 activity. 750 American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) shares with value of $39,030 were sold by SWITZER BRYAN K. On Tuesday, March 6 BONTA DIANA M sold $91,744 worth of American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) or 1,797 shares. On Monday, March 5 the insider Cotton – III James C sold $37,830. ROSS LLOYD E sold $61,369 worth of stock or 1,100 shares. Another trade for 699 shares valued at $36,452 was sold by FARROW GLADYS.

American States Water Company, through its subsidiaries, provides water and electric services to residential, industrial, and other clients in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.93 billion. It operates through three divisions: Water, Electric, and Contracted Services. It has a 27.99 P/E ratio. The firm purchases, produces, distributes, and sells water, as well as distributes electricity.

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