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Stock Valuation: American States Water Company (NYSE: AWR)

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American States Water Company is in the utilities sector and regulated utilities industry. The company CEO is Robert J. Sprowls. American States Water Co is engaged in the purchase, production, and distribution of water. It also provides water and/or wastewater services at various military installations. It operates in three segments water, electric and contracted service.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The AWR stock showed a previous change of -0.13% with an open at 71.48 and a close of 71.35. It reached an intraday high of 71.68 and a low of 70.85.

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Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $2.6b with 36.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 36.2m shares. Trading volume reached 160,252 shares compared to its average volume of 155,152 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, American States Water Company shares returned 1.97% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 8.87%. Over three months, it changed 5.78%. In one year it has changed 35.51% and within that year its 52-week high was 72.05 and its 52-week low was 51.30. AWR stock is 39.08% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 62.27 and a 50 day moving average of 67.64. Currently AWR stock is trading 14.58% above its 200 day moving average.

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Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.72 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 41.48. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.37. The TTM EPS is 1.72, which comes to a TTM PE of 41.48. Historically, the PE high was 41.48 and the PE low was 16.80. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 28.90, which is a decrease of -59.50%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.37
09-30-2018:  0.62
06-30-2018:  0.44
03-31-2018:  0.29

The dividend per share is currently 1.10, which is a dividend yield of 1.54%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 3.25, which means it may be overvalued by -2,092.82%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 117.40% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 1,864,430, which is 5.07% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 11.93. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 0.09

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 11.93%, return on assets is 4.45%, profit margin is 14.79%, price-to-sales is 6.01 and price-to-book is 4.71.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 2  :Financial Strength Score
 1  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks.Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.

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