American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK): Long-Term Gains Looking More Likely

    Warnock Loyd A, SVP, Ext. Affairs, Bus. Dev., subtracted 4,023 shares of American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK) from its portfolio at the rate of $116.97 per share valuing $470,569 on Aug 05. The insider left behind 11,697 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK) was $122.51. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $123.37, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $124.22. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $121.14 and a 2nd Support Level at $119.76. American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK) stock has gained $7.13, or 6.18%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $5.88, or 5.04%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $14.24, or 13.15%. This year-to-date, American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK) shares have gained $31.74, or 34.97%.

    Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK) stock, 50% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .”

    With 180,653 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $21,777,718K. American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK) generates $3,440 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $567,000 K. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 39.79%, a 3-Year Total Return of 60.27%, and a 5-year Total Return of 146.70%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 111.90%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.500 per share on 08/08/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 1.66%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 2.00.

    In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Jun-19, American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK) reported earnings of $0.94 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.93 per share, representing a 0.01 difference and 1.57% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Mar-19, the reported earnings of $0.61 represented a -0.02 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.63 per share, which was a 3.80% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 09/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.29 per share. This estimate came from a total of 5 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.32 and the low estimate was $1.27. In the year-ago quarter, American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK) generated per-share earnings of $1.20. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +7.50%.

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 16 purchases (71,976 shares in total) and 13 sale (74,408 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 32 insider buys amounting to 104,489 shares and 13 insider sales amounting to 74,408 shares. In the past full year, 47 insider purchases were made (involving 181,540 shares) and 35 insider sell-offs equivalent to 126,308 shares.

    Moving onto liquidity, American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK) has a Current Ratio of 0.37, a Quick Ratio of 0.35 and a Cash Ratio of 0.08. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 146.85, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 59.49, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 38.76. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 129.20 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 52.34.