Mark Chesla Insider Sell Transaction
American Water Works Company Inc (NYSE:AWK)
American Water Works Company Inc Stock Rating, Sentiment and Fundamentals
It is difficult to make conclusions about American Water Works Company Inc’s future just from Mark Chesla’s sale because in this filing, the insider also revealed option transactions. In the form, it was reported that Mark exercised options for 13,253 shares with average price 20.7, worth 274,337. The earnings per share for 2015 are forecasted to be $2.63 according to the seventeen big league analysts responsible for the corporation. This means that the company’s PE ratio will be 21.83 and the anticipated growth rate year on year 7.34%.
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|Hedge Funds Sentiment:||BUY|
|Earnings + FCF Trend:||NEUTRAL|
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Octafinance chart analysis shows that American Water Works Company Inc’s share price is in a strong bull uptrend after an up move by about 1.10 % over the last 25 days alone. Our equity analysts rate the stock “NEUTRAL”, as the technical interpretations of our live-tested trend-following model does not agree with this insider’s investment.
Price Chart of American Water Works Company NYSE:AWK Stock
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Hedge Funds Ownership
Recently released 13F public filings data reveal 452 institutional investors and hedge funds had shares of American Water Works Company Inc. In Q2 2015, the company in focus had 77.71 % institutional ownership. That is a very high interest. Its down 9.51 % from previous quarter. These owners decreased the total shares they own by 14.65 million to 139.47 million this quarter. There were 40 funds that closed their positions and 155 that reduced them. A total of 60 funds opened new positions in American Water Works Company Inc and 179 increased their holdings.
In all 452 of them, 16 hold the stock in Top 10. They are: First Wilshire Securities Management Inc, Partners Group Holding Ag, Water Asset Management Llc, Impax Asset Management Ltd, Campbell & Co Investment Adviser Llc, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Llc, Trellus Management Company Llc, Clear Harbor Asset Management Llc, Cramer Rosenthal Mcglynn Llc, Cutter & Co Brokerage Inc..
First Wilshire Securities Management Inc had the greatest investment with ownership of 457,717 shares as of Q2 2015 for 5.01% of the fund’s portfolio. Partners Group Holding Ag is another positive asset manager having 790,140 shares of the company or 9.65% of their stocks portfolio. Moreover Water Asset Management Llc have 13.34% of their stock portfolio invested in the stock for 511,973 shares. The United Kingdom-based fund Impax Asset Management Ltd disclosed it had acquired a stake worth less than 0.01% of the fund’s stock portfolio in American Water Works Company Inc. Campbell & Co Investment Adviser Llc is also positive in the public company, possessing 38,814 shares or 1.61% of their stock portfolio.
American Water Works Company NYSE:AWK Company Profile
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).
Company Website: American Water Works Company
The company has 6400 employees. Now its market cap is: $10.30 billion and it has 179.85 million outstanding shares. At the moment the company has 84.98% shareholders and the institutional ownership stands at 84.98%. American Water Works Company Inc was founded in Delaware on 1936-08-28. The stock closed at $57.400002 yesterday and it had average 2 days volume of 129622 shares. It is down from the 30 days average shares volume of 191854. American Water Works Company Inc has a 52w low of $48.36 and a 52weeks high of $59.19. The current price is above the 200 days Simple moving average. American Water Works Company Inc last issued its quarterly earnings report on 11/04/2015. The company reported 0.96 EPS for the quarter, above the consensus estimate of 0.93 by 0.03. The company had a revenue of 896.21 million for 9/30/2015 and 782.12 million for 6/30/2015. Therefore, the revenue was 114.09 million up.
* Includes 1 – 731 shares purchased under the American Water Works Company – Inc. Employee Stock Purchase Plan and through the automatic reinvestment of dividends paid on common stock (including 794 shares inadvertently omitted from the reporting person’s previous Form 4s filed on March 17 – 2014 and during 2015).
* The option award granted on February 20 – 2009 and representing a right to purchase 13 – 253 shares – vested in three equal installments on January 1 – 2010 – 2011 and 2012.
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