Smith Moore Lowers stake in American Water Works Company Inc (AWK)

American Water Works Company Inc (AWK) : Smith Moore reduced its stake in American Water Works Company Inc by 10.98% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 11,148 shares of American Water Works Company Inc which is valued at $832,867 after selling 1,375 shares in American Water Works Company Inc , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 12, 2016.American Water Works Company Inc makes up approximately 0.36% of Smith Moore’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Bluestein R H Co boosted its stake in AWK in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 17,656 additional shares and now holds a total of 647,861 shares of American Water Works Company Inc which is valued at $48.4 Million. American Water Works Company Inc makes up approx 3.48% of Bluestein R H Co’s portfolio.Jefferies Group boosted its stake in AWK in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 14,879 additional shares and now holds a total of 15,753 shares of American Water Works Company Inc which is valued at $1.2 Million. American Water Works Company Inc makes up approx 0.04% of Jefferies Group’s portfolio. Td Securities (usa) added AWK to its portfolio by purchasing 40 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $2,910. American Water Works Company Inc makes up approx 0.03% of Td Securities (usa)’s portfolio.

American Water Works Company Inc opened for trading at $73.6 and hit $73.87 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $73.41, with a gain of 0.01% or 0.01 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 34,92,572 shares. Company has a market cap of $13,046 M.

On the company’s financial health, American Water Works Company Inc reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, based on the information available during the earnings call on Feb 25, 2016. Analyst had a consensus estimate of $0.55. The company had revenue of $783.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $780.68 million. The company’s revenue was up 7.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.52 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on American Water Works Company Inc. Company shares were Reiterated by Barclays on May 6, 2016 to “Overweight”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 79 from a previous price target of $75 .

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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