Hedge Funds Now Own 87.4% Of American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK)

American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has made a 8.07% comeback from a 12-month low price of $74.63. It was seen -1.42% lower, changing the price to $80.65, when the closing bell rang on 04/12/2018. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $80.25 and $81.475. This company shares are 12.88% off its target price of $91.04 and the current market capitalization stands at $14.43B. The recent change has given its price a 0.29% lead over SMA 50 and -12.69% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -0.12% declines, -5.89% declines and -4.07% declines for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found AWK’s volatility during a week at 1.31% and during a month it has been found around 1.7%.

American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $12.43 billion or 87.4% in AWK stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Vanguard Group Inc owns $1.52 billion in American Water Works Company, Inc., which represents roughly 10.51% of the company’s market cap and approximately 12.2% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Blackrock Inc., which owns 13,263,914 shares of the stock are valued at $1.09 billion. The third largest holder is State Street Corp, which currently holds $707.45 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 4.9% of its market capitalization.

American Water Works Company, Inc. 13F Filings

At the end of 12/31/2017 reporting period, 326 institutional holders increased their position in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) by some 10,782,010 shares, 280 decreased positions by 6,403,192 and 115 held positions by 134,793,196. That puts total institutional holdings at 151,978,398 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 108 new institutional investments totaling 1,719,673 shares while 35 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 1,276,746 shares.

American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. American Water Works Company, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that SVP, Ext. Affairs, Bus. Dev. Warnock Loyd A has sold 193 shares of American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK) in trading session dated Nov. 14, 2017. These shares are worth $17,461 and were traded at $90.47 each. The SEC filing shows that Degillio Deborah A performed a sale of 822 shares. The President, AWE disposed these shares by way of transaction on Nov. 08, 2017. The company’s shares were given away at $89.75 per share worth to an income of some $73,775 on account of Degillio Deborah A.

EVP,General Counsel, Secretary, Sgro Michael A, sold 841 common shares of American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK) in the open market. In a transaction dated Nov. 07, 2017, the shares were put up for sale at an average price of $90.03, raking in a sum of $75,715. After this sale, 5,031 common shares of AWK are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $405,750.

In the transaction dated Nov. 07, 2017, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the EVP and COO; Lynch Walter disposed a total of 5,000 shares at an average price of $89.95, amounting to approximately $449,750. The insider now directly owns 92,667 shares worth $7,473,594.

American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK), with 3 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 7 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 1 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2.36 average brokerage recommendation.

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