American Water Works Co. Inc. (NYSE: AWK) Emerges As Guiding Light For Investors

American Water Works Co. Inc. (NYSE:AWK) currently has a daily average trading volume of 1.51M but it saw 853018 shares traded in last market. With a market cap of 25.65B USD, the company’s current market price of $131.68 came falling about -0.86 while comparing to the previous closing price of $132.82. In past 52 weeks, the stock remained buoying in the range of price level as high as $151.22 and as low as $113.34.

Taking a look at 20-day trading activity of American Water Works Co. Inc. (AWK) gives us an average price of $131.63, while its current price level is -12.92% below from 52-week high level whereas it is 16.18% above from lowest level seen by the stock during that period. Simple moving average of 50 days or SMA-50 of the stock’s closing price is $125.14 while that of 200 days or SMA-200 reads an average of $126.46. A closer look into the stock’s movement over the week reveals that its volatility is standing at 2.06% during that period while stretching the period over a month that decreases to 1.65%. It is also necessary to take a look into other indicators of a stock too, to get a better idea about its price movement. And in doing so, we find stock’s 14-day relative strength index (RSI) standing at 56.72 which implies that the stock is in neutral territory.

The company’s shares got several price updates from the analyst firms in past one month and most recent of them is from the Evercore ISI which downgraded the stock as “In-line” in its note to investors issued on February 16, 2024, recommending a price target of between $160 and $135 for it. Wells Fargo issued its recommendations for the stock as it upgraded the price target for the stock is $140.

Over the week, AWK’s stock price is moving 6.10% up while it is 1.10% when we observe its performance for the past one month. Year-to-date it is -0.23% down and over the past year, the stock is showing a downside performance of -9.75%.

Currently, American Water Works Co. Inc.’s total number of outstanding shares is 194.73M. Company’s return on investment (ROI) stands at 4.23% and return on equity (ROE) at 9.81%. It has a price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) of 26.78 while having a 23.20 of forward P/E ratio. Stock’s beta reads 0.67. Stock has a price to book (P/B) ratio of 2.56 while price to sale or P/S ratio amounts to 5.96. Its return on asset (ROA) is 3.23% on average.