Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group Lowers stake in American Water Works Company Inc (AWK)

American Water Works Company Inc (AWK) : Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group reduced its stake in American Water Works Company Inc by 19.5% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 73,843 shares of American Water Works Company Inc which is valued at $5,742,032 after selling 17,885 shares in American Water Works Company Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 15, 2016.American Water Works Company Inc makes up approximately 1.79% of Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Belmont Global Advisors reduced its stake in AWK by selling 5,000 shares or 33.3% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 10,015 shares of AWK which is valued at $778,766. American Water Works Company Inc makes up approx 1.41% of Belmont Global Advisors’s portfolio.Old Mutual Customised Solutions (proprietary) Ltd boosted its stake in AWK in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 600 additional shares and now holds a total of 5,600 shares of American Water Works Company Inc which is valued at $435,456. American Water Works Company Inc makes up approx 0.11% of Old Mutual Customised Solutions (proprietary) Ltd’s portfolio.Plante Moran Financial Advisors boosted its stake in AWK in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 10 additional shares and now holds a total of 545 shares of American Water Works Company Inc which is valued at $44,238. American Water Works Company Inc makes up approx 0.03% of Plante Moran Financial Advisors’s portfolio.

American Water Works Company Inc closed down -0.63 points or -0.85% at $73.36 with 11,44,093 shares getting traded on Thursday. Post opening the session at $73.73, the shares hit an intraday low of $73.29 and an intraday high of $73.95 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Thursday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, American Water Works Company Inc reported $0.77 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.04 according to the earnings call on Aug 3, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.73. The company had revenue of $827.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $840.06 million. The company’s revenue was up 5.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.68 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on American Water Works Company Inc. Shares were Reiterated by Barclays on Sep 6, 2016 to “Overweight” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 81 from a previous price target of $87 .American Water Works Company Inc was Downgraded by BofA/Merrill to ” Neutral” on Jul 6, 2016.

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 Company’s subsidiaries include Illinois-American Water Company (ILAWC) American Lake Water Company and West Virginia-American Water Company (WVAWC).

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