No matter how cynical the overall market is American Water Works Co. Inc. (AWK) performance over the last week is recorded 2.07%

American Water Works Co. Inc. (NYSE: AWK) kicked off on Tuesday, down -0.62% from the previous trading day, before settling in for the closing price of $120.30. Over the past 52 weeks, AWK has traded in a range of $114.25-$153.43.

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A company in the Utilities sector has jumped its sales by 4.35% annually for the last half of the decade. While this was happening, its average annual earnings per share was recorded 6.76%. With a float of $194.19 million, this company’s outstanding shares have now reached $194.73 million.

In an organization with 6500 employees, it is important to assess its efficiency.

American Water Works Co. Inc. (AWK) Insider Updates

Our next focus will be how large-scale investors are participating in this stock of the Utilities – Regulated Water Industry. The insider ownership of American Water Works Co. Inc. is 0.29%, while institutional ownership is 90.37%. The most recent insider transaction that took place on Mar 04 ’24, was worth 100,814. In this transaction EVP, CHRO of this company sold 843 shares at a rate of $119.59, taking the stock ownership to the 16,240 shares. Before that another transaction happened on Nov 06 ’23, when Company’s Director bought 3,786 for $130.20, making the entire transaction worth $492,937. This insider now owns 7,459 shares in total.

American Water Works Co. Inc. (AWK) Performance Highlights and Predictions

In the latest quarterly report, which was put into the public domain on 12/30/2023, the organization reported $0.88 earnings per share (EPS), higher than consensus estimate (set at $0.83) by $0.05. Wall Street market experts anticipate that the next fiscal year will bring earnings of 1.5 per share during the current fiscal year.

According to the Wall Street analysts, stocks earnings will be around 6.76% per share during the next fiscal year. For the long-term projections, market analysts anticipate that the company’s EPS will surge by 7.50% during the next five years compared to 9.20% growth over the previous five years of trading.

American Water Works Co. Inc. (NYSE: AWK) Trading Performance Indicators

Take a look at American Water Works Co. Inc.’s (AWK) current performance indicators. Last quarter, stock had a quick ratio of 0.59. In addition, a publicly-traded company’s price to sales ratio for the trailing twelve months stands at 5.50.

For the trailing twelve months, Company’s Diluted EPS (Earnings per Share) is 4.88, a number that is poised to hit 1.00 in the next quarter and is forecasted to reach 5.66 in one year’s time.

Technical Analysis of American Water Works Co. Inc. (AWK)

Let’s dig in a bit further. During the last 5-days, its volume was 1.53 million. That was better than the volume of 1.44 million it reported in year-ago period. As of the previous 9 days, the stock’s Stochastic %D was 70.12%. Additionally, its Average True Range was 2.34.

During the past 100 days, American Water Works Co. Inc.’s (AWK) raw stochastic average was set at 15.11%, which indicates a significant decrease from 51.96% during the past two weeks. Based on volatility metrics of the stock, it showed a historical volatility of 18.65% in the past 14 days, which was lower than the 21.46% volatility it showed in the past 100 days.

At the time of writing, stock’s 50-day Moving Average is $120.82, while its 200-day Moving Average is $130.58. However, in the short run, American Water Works Co. Inc.’s stock first resistance to watch stands at $121.08. Second resistance stands at $122.60. The third major resistance level sits at $123.73. If the price goes on to break the first support level at $118.43, it is likely to go to the next support level at $117.30. Assuming the price breaks the second support level, the third support level stands at $115.78.

American Water Works Co. Inc. (NYSE: AWK) Key Stats

The company with the Market Capitalisation of 23.28 billion has total of 194,822K Shares Outstanding. Its annual sales at the moment are 4,234 M in contrast with the sum of 944,000 K annual income. Company’s last quarter sales were recorded 1,032 M and last quarter income was 171,000 K.