Dividend Growth of American Water Works(AWK)

American Water Works(AWK) is having a Dividend Yield of 2.05% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $1.47. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.38. American Water Works has a 5 year average dividend yield of 2.44% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $1.5. American Water Works(AWK) formally announced its most recent dividend on December 9, 2016 with a Dividend per share of $0.38. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $1.5. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 2.05%. American Water Works(AWK) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.53 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.51. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.02. The 5 year historical dividend growth of American Water Works(AWK) is at the rate of 11.09% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.97. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) rose 0.59% or 0.43 points on Thursday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $73.12 the stock was seen hitting $73.73 as a peak level and $73.01 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $73.44. The daily volume was measured at 625,369 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $85.24 and the 52-week low is $63.63. The company has a market cap of $13,073 million. Shares of American Water Works Company, Inc. rose by 0.81% in the last five trading days and 1.68% for the last 4 weeks. American Water Works Company, Inc. is up 3.07% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 2.02%.

Currently the company Insiders own 0.32% of American Water Works shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by 0.07% . Institutional Investors own 81% of American Water Works shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of 0.07%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Nov 29, 2016, Susan N Story (President and CEO) purchased 39 shares at 74.90 per share price.On Aug 22, 2016, Walter Lynch (EVP and COO) sold 6,514 shares at 76.43 per share price.On Aug 19, 2016, Mark F. Strauss (SVP,Corp Strategy&Bus. Develop) sold 15,467 shares at 76.08 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.American Water Works Company Inc was Initiated by Macquarie to Neutral on Jan 18, 2017.

American Water Works Company Inc Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Nov 2, 2016. The company reported $1.05 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.03. Analyst had a consensus of $1.02. The company had revenue of $930.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $945.04 million. The companys revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.96 EPS.

AMER WATER is the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company. With headquarters in Voorhees, N.J., the company employs nearly seven thousand dedicated professionals who provide drinking water, wastewater and other related services to approximately 15.6 million people in 32 states and Ontario, Canada.


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