AWK:NYE-American Water Works (USD)

COMMON STOCK | Water Utilities | NYE

Last Closing Price

USD 158.33

Change

+3.13 (+2.02)%

Market Cap

USD 28.21B

Volume

0.48M

Avg Analyst Target

USD 158.33 (+0.00%)

Avg User Target

USD
Average Analyst Rating

Verdict

Fundamental Analysis

Verdict


AWK Stock Forecast & Price:
Based on the American Water Works stock forecasts from 7 analysts, the average analyst target price for American Water Works is USD 158.33 over the next 12 months. American Water Works’s average analyst rating is Hold . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of American Water Works is Very Bullish, which is based on 17 positive signals and 1 negative signals. At the last closing, American Water Works’s stock price was USD 158.33. American Water Works’s stock price has changed by +1.73% over the past week, +6.96% over the past month and -10.77% over the last year.

About American Water Works (AWK:NYE)

American Water Works Company, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides water and wastewater services in the United States. It offers water and wastewater services to approximately 1,700 communities in 14 states serving approximately 3.4 million active customers. The company serve ...Read More

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Largest Industry Peers for Water Utilities

Symbol Name Price(Change) Market Cap Price / Earning Ratio EV/EBITDA
WTRU Aqua America Inc

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USD8.34B 60.58 N/A

ETFs Containing AWK

Symbol Name Weight Mer Price(Change) Market Cap
CGW Invesco S&P Global Water .. 0.00 % 0.57 %

+0.78 (+1.56%)

USD1.02B
DH2O:LSE iShares Global Water UCIT.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

-0.09 (-0.14%)

USD2.14B
EBLU Ecofin Global Water ESG F.. 0.00 % 0.40 %

+0.46 (+1.15%)

N/A
FLYT Direxion Flight to Safety.. 0.00 % 0.37 %

N/A

N/A
DXN:CA Dynamic Active Global Inf.. 0.00 % 0.97 %

-0.03 (-0.14%)

USD0.02B
IQQQ:XETRA iShares Global Water UCIT.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

+0.41 (+0.71%)

USD2.25B
IQQQ:F iShares II Public Limited.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

+0.54 (+0.94%)

USD2.25B
WAT:PA Multi Units France - Lyxo.. 0.00 % 0.25 %

+0.51 (+0.92%)

USD1.30B
WATL:LSE Lyxor MSCI Water ESG Filt.. 0.00 % 0.25 %

+44.50 (+0.95%)

USD1.30B
SXLU:LSE SPDR S&P U.S. Utilities S.. 0.00 % 0.15 %

+0.09 (+0.20%)

USD0.05B
IUUS:LSE iShares S&P 500 Utilities.. 0.00 % 0.15 %

+0.01 (+0.12%)

USD0.22B
IUSU:LSE iShares V Public Limited .. 0.00 % 0.15 %

+6.63 (+0.95%)

USD0.22B
IH2O:LSE iShares Global Water UCIT.. 0.00 % 0.65 %

+31.00 (+0.64%)

USD2.25B
GLIF AGFiQ Global Infrastructu.. 0.00 % 0.45 %

+0.18 (+0.65%)

USD4.20M
CWW:CA iShares Global Water Comm.. 0.00 % 0.66 %

+0.50 (+1.06%)

USD0.33B
UTSL Direxion Daily Utilities .. 0.00 % 0.97 %

+2.06 (+4.64%)

USD0.02B
ZGI:CA BMO Global Infrastructure.. 0.00 % 0.61 %

+0.46 (+1.00%)

USD0.57B
XLU Utilities Select Sector S.. 0.00 % 0.10 %

+1.23 (+1.63%)

USD16.74B
VPU Vanguard Utilities Index .. 0.00 % 0.10 %

+2.68 (+1.63%)

USD6.09B
UTES Virtus Reaves Utilities E.. 0.00 % 0.49 %

+0.80 (+1.62%)

USD0.05B
UPW ProShares Ultra Utilities 0.00 % 0.95 %

+2.60 (+3.21%)

USD0.02B
PUI Invesco DWA Utilities Mom.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

+0.61 (+1.64%)

USD0.08B
PIO Invesco Global Water ETF 0.00 % 0.75 %

+0.35 (+1.02%)

USD0.28B
PHO Invesco Water Resources E.. 0.00 % 0.60 %

+1.03 (+1.93%)

USD1.74B
IDU iShares U.S. Utilities ET.. 0.00 % 0.41 %

+1.52 (+1.64%)

USD1.08B
FUTY Fidelity® MSCI Utilities.. 0.00 % 0.08 %

+0.82 (+1.69%)

USD2.19B
FIW First Trust Water ETF 0.00 % 0.53 %

+1.51 (+1.82%)

USD1.26B
AQWA Global X Clean Water ETF 0.00 % 0.50 %

+0.24 (+1.60%)

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Market Performance

  Market Performance vs.
Industry/Classification (Water Utilities)
Market Performance vs. Exchange
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
YTD  
Capital Gain -16.17% 100% A+ 32% F
Dividend Return 1.01% 100% A+ 33% F
Total Return -15.15% 100% A+ 30% F
Trailing 12 Months  
Capital Gain -11.51% 100% A+ 45% F
Dividend Return 1.41% 100% A+ 28% F
Total Return -10.10% 100% A+ 41% F
Trailing 5 Years  
Capital Gain 96.15% 100% A+ 86% B
Dividend Return 13.09% 100% A+ 51% F
Total Return 109.24% 100% A+ 86% B
Average Annual (5 Year Horizon)  
Capital Gain 18.83% 100% A+ 82% B-
Dividend Return 1.85% 60% D- 43% F
Total Return 20.68% 100% A+ 82% B-
Risk Return Profile  
Volatility (Standard Deviation) 14.17% 67% D+ 71% C-
Risk Adjusted Return 145.96% 100% A+ 99% A+
Market Capitalization 28.21B 100% A+ 91% A-
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 87%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

Key Financial Ratios

  Ratio vs. Industry/Classification
(Water Utilities)
Ratio vs. Market
  Value Sector Median Percentile Rank Grade Market Median Percentile Rank Grade
Market Value  
Price / Earning Ratio 21.71 100% A+ 32% F
Price/Book Ratio 3.76 100% A+ 22% F
Price / Cash Flow Ratio 19.58 100% A+ 19% F
EV/EBITDA 14.60 100% A+ 26% F
Management Effectiveness  
Return on Equity 18.22% 100% A+ 72% C-
Return on Invested Capital 4.59% 100% A+ 44% F
Return on Assets 3.13% 100% A+ 56% F
Debt to Equity Ratio 141.74% 100% A+ 24% F
Technical Ratios  
Dividend Yield 1.67% 100% A+ 26% F
Short Ratio 2.55 100% A+ 48% F
Short Percent 1.21% 100% A+ 75% C
Beta 0.43 100% A+ 85% B
Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage Letter Grade Percentage
A+ 97%-100% A 93%-96% A- 90%-92%
B+ 97%-89% B 83%-86% B- 80%-82%
C+ 77%-79% C 73%-76% C- 70%-72%
D+ 67%-69% D 63%-66% D- 60%-62%
F 0%-59%

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Fundamental Analysis Breakdown

This is a composite scorecard based on the application of evaluation criteria deemed most important by analysts. This is not a buy or sell recommendation.

What to like:
High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Underpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Underpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Underpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Underpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior Earnings Growth

This stock has shown top quartile earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Superior Revenue Growth

This stock has shown top quartile revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

Superior Dividend Growth

This stock has shown top quartile dividend growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What to not like:
Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.