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American Water Works Co Inc AWK Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Jan 31, 2023, 7:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 156.49
  • Sector Utilities
  • Industry Utilities - Regulated Water
  • Investment Style Mid Blend
  • Day Range 154.12  –  156.49
  • Year Range 122.77  –  173.87
  • Market Cap 28.4542 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 967,386.0 /  788,216.7
  • Price / Sales 7.40
  • Price / Book 3.63
  • Forward Div Yield 1.67%
  • Trailing Div Yield 1.64%

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American Water's Regulated Water Growth Should Top Most Electric Utilities

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American Water Works has consistently increased earnings more than most regulated electric utilities even though core retail water use has steadily fallen as a result of efficiency savings.

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Company Profile AWK

Business Description

American Water Works is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility, serving approximately 3.5 million customers in 16 states. It provides water and wastewater services to residential, commercial, and industrial customers and operates predominantly in regulated markets. The company's only nonregulated business is water services for military bases, which operates under long-term contracts.

1 Water Street
Camden, NJ, 08102-1658
Industry Utilities - Regulated Water
Employees 6,400

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FAQs for American Water Works Co Inc Stock

Yes. AWK has a forward dividend yield of 1.74%. See AWK’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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AWK’s market cap is 28.45 Bil.
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AWK’s stock style is Mid Core.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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AWK’s price/sales is 7.40.
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AWK’s price/forward earnings is 32.26.
Forward P/E gives some indication of how cheap or expensive a stock is compared with consensus earnings estimates. The lower the Forward P/E, the cheaper the stock.

AWK’s price/book is 3.63.
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AWK’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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