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American Water Works Co. Inc. (AWK) Is Down -2.60% in 2024 With Lots of Room to Run

American Water Works Co. Inc. (NYSE: AWK) is -2.60% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $113.34 and a high of $151.22 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The AWK stock was last observed hovering at around $128.25 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.31%.

Currently trading at $128.56, the stock is -2.02% and 2.42% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.19 million and changing 0.24% at the moment leaves the stock 1.73% off its SMA200. AWK registered -12.62% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of -3.01%.

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The stock witnessed a -4.33% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 6.84%, and is -1.69% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.45% over the week and 1.59% over the month.

American Water Works Co. Inc. (AWK) has around 6500 employees, a market worth around $25.05B and $4.31B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 26.14 and Fwd P/E is 22.65. Profit margin for the company is 22.27%. Distance from 52-week low is 13.43% and -14.98% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (4.23%).

The EPS is expected to grow by 6.97% this year.

American Water Works Co. Inc. (AWK) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 194.73M, and float is at 194.43M with Short Float at 2.03%.

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

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Kennedy Melanie M,the company’sEVP, CHRO. SEC filings show that Kennedy Melanie M sold 843 shares of the company’s common stock on Mar 04 ’24 at a price of $119.59 per share for a total of $0.1 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 16240.0 shares.

American Water Works Co. Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Nov 06 ’23 that Marberry Michael (Director) bought a total of 3,786 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Nov 06 ’23 and was made at $130.20 per share for $0.49 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 7459.0 shares of the AWK stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Aug 28 ’23, GOSS MARTHA CLARK (Director) acquired 56 shares at an average price of $141.07 for $7900.0. The insider now directly holds 35,960 shares of American Water Works Co. Inc. (AWK).

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