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American Water Works Co Inc: (NYSE: AWK)

(U.S: NYSE) As of Jul 25, 2014 04:00 PM ET

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$48.60 USD

48.60

-0.18 (-0.37%)

Volume: 342,086

Zacks Rank : 3-Hold [?]     3    

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Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1 Strong Buy 26.65%
2 Buy 18.84%
3 Hold 10.45%
4 Sell 4.76%
5 Strong Sell 2.56%
S&P 500 10.28%

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Quote Overview

Stock Activity

Open 48.73
Day Low 48.50
Day High 48.85
52 Wk Low 39.05
52 Wk High 49.55
Avg. Volume 512,583
Market Cap 8.73 B
Dividend 1.24 ( 2.54%)
Beta 0.30

Key Earnings Data

Forward PE 20.21
PEG Ratio 2.42
Current Qtr Est 0.65
Current Yr Est 2.41
Most Accurate Est 0.61
Qtr Earnings ESP[?] -6.15%
Exp Earnings Date *AMC8/6/14
Prior Year EPS 2.28
Exp EPS Growth 8.36%
Industry UTIL-WATER SPLY

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Zacks Rank [?] Rank Change Trend Hold 3
Zacks Industry Rank 214 / 265 (Bottom 19%)
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This is our short term rating system that serves as a timeliness indicator for stocks over the next 1 to 3 months. How good is it? See rankings and related performance below.

Zacks Rank Definition Annualized Return
1 Strong Buy 26.65%
2 Buy 18.84%
3 Hold 10.45%
4 Sell 4.76%
5 Strong Sell 2.56%
S&P 500 10.28%

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Top Peers Symbol Zacks Rank
AMER WATER WORK AWK
AMER STATES WTR AWR
ARTESIAN RES ARTNA
CALIF WATER SVC CWT
CONN WATER SVC CTWS
CONSOLTD WATER CWCO
MIDDLESEX WATER MSEX
SJW CORP SJW
YORK WATER CO YORW
AQUA AMER INC WTR

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