Analyst Price Target Update on American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)

American Water Works (NYSE:AWK): The stock price is expected to reach $ 70.67 in the short term. The number of analysts agreeing with this consensus is 6. The higher estimate for the short term price target is at $80 while the lower estimate is at $62. The standard deviation of the price stands at $7.58.

Many analysts have stated their opinion on the company shares. Brokerage firm Boenning & Scattergood downgrades its rating on American Water Works (NYSE:AWK). The shares have been rated Neutral. Previously, the analysts had a Outperform rating on the shares. The rating by the firm was issued on June 6, 2016. For the current week, the company shares have a recommendation consensus of Buy.

On the companys insider trading activities, Degillio Deborah A, officer (VP and Treasurer) of American Water Works Company, Inc., unloaded 1,866 shares at an average price of $74.3 on May 17, 2016. The total amount of the transaction was worth $138,644, according to the disclosed information with the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing.

American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) : On Monday heightened volatility was witnessed in American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) which led to swings in the share price. The stock opened for trading at $77.6 and hit $78.1 on the upside , eventually ending the session at $77.66, with a gain of 0.21% or 0.16 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 996,043 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $78.1 and the company has a market cap of $13,801 million. The 52-week low of the share price is at $48.36 .

American Water Works Company, Inc. is a water and wastewater utility holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides drinking water, wastewater and other water related services to approximately 15 million people in approximately 47 states of the United States and one Canadian province. The Company has two operating segments: the Regulated Businesses and the Market-Based Operations. The Regulated Businesses segment owns subsidiaries that provide water and wastewater utility services to residential, commercial, industrial and other customers. The Market-Based Operations segment provides water and wastewater services to military bases, municipalities, industrial, commercial and residential customers that are not subject to economic regulation by state Public Utility Commissions (PUC). The Companys subsidiaries include Illinois-American Water Company (ILAWC), American Lake Water Company and West Virginia-American Water Company (WVAWC).

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