Guggenheim Downgrades American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) to Neutral

Lloyd Doyle
January 13, 2018

When we look at the Volatility of the company, Week Volatility is at 3.33% whereas Month Volatility is at 3.48%. The stock decreased 0.05% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $79.02. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.03, for a total transaction of $75,715.23. Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO) has risen 63.33% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 18.24% the S&P500.

Tph Asset Management Llc decreased its stake in American Wtr Wks Co Inc New (AWK) by 19.79% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Shamrock Asset Management Llc who had been investing in American Wtr Wks Co Inc New Com for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $15.12 billion market cap company. About 999,049 shares traded. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.05 earnings per share. research analysts expect that American Water Works Company Inc will post 3.01 EPS for the current fiscal year. (NYSE:WEX) is 3. A score of nine indicates a high value stock, while a score of one indicates a low value stock. It has underperformed by 13.35% the S&P500. (NYSE:AWK). Winslow Evans And Crocker Inc reported 2,452 shares or 0.07% of all its holdings.

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding AWK? Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of American Water Works from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $101.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, December 19th. Therefore 25% are positive. The Return on Investment and Return on Equity (ROE) values are 6.3 percent and 9.9 percent, respectively. The firm has "Neutral" rating by Citigroup given on Friday, September 18. Guggenheim downgraded shares of American Water Works from a buy rating to a neutral rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 2nd. (NYSE:AWK) has a current MF Rank of 7291. Ardevora Asset Mgmt Llp invested 1% in American Water Works Company, Inc. Deutsche Bank maintained it with "Hold" rating and $10 target in Monday, August 7 report. Wells Fargo maintained American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has a Shareholder Yield of 0.016811 and a Shareholder Yield (Mebane Faber) of -0.02276. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer with "Buy" on Tuesday, June 13. Finally, Robert W. Baird started coverage on shares of American Water Works in a report on Friday, October 14th. If the ratio is greater than 1, then that means there has been an increase in price over the month. Its down 0.13, from 1.35 in 2017Q2. It improved, as 37 investors sold TRIP shares while 108 reduced holdings. 139.87 million shares or 0.09% less from 140.00 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Barrington Strategic Wealth Mgmt Gp Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.33% in American Water Works Company, Inc. Stratos Wealth Prtn has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK)'s stock is experiencing unusual volume during today's trading. Geode Cap Mngmt Ltd has 0% invested in Dynegy Inc. There are many different factors that can affect the financial health of a company, and this makes it hard to concoct a formula that works well across the board.

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The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 1st. (NYSE:AWK)'s 14-day Relative Strength Index (RSI) has reached 30.05, putting it inside a neutral zone. (NYSE:DYN). Price T Rowe Assocs Inc Md owns 38,679 shares. (NYSE:AWK). Williams Jones Associate Limited Company has invested 0.04% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AZZ) for 69,931 shares. Finally, WFG Advisors LP raised its stake in American Water Works by 11.5% during the 2nd quarter. The ERP5 of American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:DYN) for 78,934 shares. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 72% are positive. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. had 68 analyst reports since September 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:AWK) has "Neutral" rating given on Thursday, October 15 by Ladenburg Thalmann. Morgan Stanley has "Equal-Weight" rating and $6 target. The company was maintained on Wednesday, February 3 by Piper Jaffray. The insider, WARNOCK LOYD A, now holds 6,862 shares of AWK. The company was maintained on Wednesday, October 18 by Jefferies. Credit Suisse downgraded Gilead Sciences, Inc. Janney Montgomery Scott cut shares of American Water Works from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating in a research report on Friday, November 3rd.

Since August 1, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 insider sales for $41.13 million activity. The insider Fussell Stephen R sold 196,550 shares worth $9.73M. Moreover, F&V Management Limited Liability has 3.65% invested in Gilead Sciences, Inc. Its up 0.15, from 0.79 in 2017Q2. Royal Bancorp Of Canada invested in 867,305 shares. 16 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. (NASDAQ:TRIP). American Intl Group Inc holds 35,089 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. (NASDAQ:TRIP). Kentucky-based Mcf Advisors Limited Liability has invested 0% in TripAdvisor, Inc. Virginia Retirement Et Al stated it has 109,500 shares. Daiwa Securities Grp Inc accumulated 46,906 shares. Lombard Odier Asset (Switzerland) invested 0.73% in Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE:APO). 8,440 are held by Bancshares Hapoalim Bm. Natl Asset Inc owns 8,735 shares or 0.12% of their USA portfolio. Old Second Comml Bank Of Aurora owns 62,441 shares for 1.39% of their portfolio. Loews holds 0% of its portfolio in Omnicom Group Inc.

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