American Water Works (AWK) Now Covered by Analysts at UBS

Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 21,676 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,106,559.80. The institutional investor held 116,507 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.25 million, down from 149,879 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co who had been investing in Orion Engineered Carbons S A C for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.65B market cap company. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 1,946,771 shares of the utilities provider's stock valued at $157,514,000 after purchasing an additional 11,197 shares in the last quarter. About 486,637 shares traded. (NYSE:AWK) has risen 3.35% since March 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.05% the S&P500.

Pictet Asset Management Ltd decreased its stake in American Wtr Wks Co Inc New (AWK) by 1.85% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Raymond James & Associates bought 12,457 shares as the company's stock rose 2.78% with the market. The hedge fund run by Joe Huber held 151,365 shares of the capital goods company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $4.25 million, down from 222,297 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Btim holds 0.04% in American Water Works Company, Inc. The stock increased 0.18% or $0.12 during the last trading session, reaching $68.57. About 442,127 shares traded. (NYSE:AWK) has risen 3.35% since March 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 13.35% the S&P500. Robert W. Baird maintained American Water Works Company, Inc.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on AWK. Eldridge Investment Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of American States Water in the 4th quarter worth approximately $235,000.

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.05, from 1 in 2017Q2.

Research analysts at UBS assumed coverage on shares of American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) in a note issued to investors on Thursday, March 8th, 247wallst.com reports. The utilities provider reported $0.35 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.37 by ($0.02). The Company is the parent company of Golden State Water Company (GSWC) and American States Utility Services, Inc (ASUS), as well as ASUS' subsidiaries, such as Fort Bliss Water Services Company (FBWS), Terrapin Utility Services, Inc (TUS), Old Dominion Utility Services, Inc (ODUS), Palmetto State Utility Services, Inc (PSUS) and Old North Utility Services, Inc (ONUS). (NYSE:AWK). Chesley Taft And Assocs Ltd Liability Co owns 0.1% invested in American Water Works Company, Inc. Lord Abbett Com holds 880,031 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Btr Cap Management reported 2.55% stake. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System holds 11,100 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. First Lp stated it has 0.03% of its portfolio in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) or 144,502 shares. (NYSE:RSG). Nuveen Asset Lc holds 0.01% or 18,948 shares in its portfolio. Soros Fund Mgmt Ltd Liability Co accumulated 0.15% or 76,789 shares. The Company is the parent company of Golden State Water Company (GSWC) and American States Utility Services, Inc (ASUS), as well as ASUS' subsidiaries, such as Fort Bliss Water Services Company (FBWS), Terrapin Utility Services, Inc (TUS), Old Dominion Utility Services, Inc (ODUS), Palmetto State Utility Services, Inc (PSUS) and Old North Utility Services, Inc (ONUS). (NYSE:AWK). 113,877 were reported by Fmr Ltd Liability. Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Company Limited stated it has 0.07% of its portfolio in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK). Godshalk Welsh Inc accumulated 5,150 shares or 0.42% of the stock. Eubel Brady & Suttman Asset Management Incorporated has 179,493 shares for 3.64% of their portfolio. 1,414 are held by Pinebridge Invs L P. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 1,949,195 shares of the utilities provider's stock valued at $177,978,000 after purchasing an additional 110,809 shares in the last quarter. It also increased its holding in Ensco Plc (NYSE:ESV) by 1.13 million shares in the quarter, for a total of 3.99 million shares, and has risen its stake in Capstar Finl Hldgs Inc.

Wells Fargo & Co upgraded shares of American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) from a market perform rating to an outperform rating in a research report report published on Monday, February 26th, MarketBeat reports. Therefore 31% are positive.

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Analysts await UFP Technologies, Inc. The firm has "Overweight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Tuesday, September 6. Guggenheim downgraded the shares of AWK in report on Tuesday, January 2 to "Neutral" rating. The firm has "Neutral" rating given on Friday, November 3 by Janney Capital.

Analysts await American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has "Hold" rating given on Wednesday, March 15 by HSBC. Robert W. Baird initiated it with "Outperform" rating and $82 target in Friday, October 14 report. The rating was downgraded by Robert W. Baird on Wednesday, April 26 to "Neutral". (NYSE:AWK) rating on Thursday, January 11.

Since November 30, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 selling transactions for $336,610 activity. (NYSE:AWK). Credit Suisse Ag has 625,551 shares. They expect $0.54 EPS, up 3.85 % or $0.02 from last year's $0.52 per share. PM's profit will be $1.35 billion for 29.67 P/E if the $0.87 EPS becomes a reality.

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Among 15 analysts covering Republic Services (NYSE:RSG), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 74% are positive. The brokerage set a "buy" rating and a $89.00 price target on the utilities provider's stock. Robert W. Baird maintained it with "Neutral" rating and $88 target in Thursday, February 22 report. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 7,386 shares of the utilities provider's stock worth $676,000 after purchasing an additional 693 shares during the period. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, July 28 by Oppenheimer. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Friday, September 8 by BMO Capital Markets. (NYSE:PM) has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Piper Jaffray. (NYSE:AWK) rating on Tuesday, September 6.

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