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Present Fundamentals: American States Water Company (NYSE: AWR)


American States Water Company trades as part of the regulated utilities industry and trades as part of the utilities sector. 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 1.61% with an open at 74.06 and a close of 75.01. It reached an intraday high of 75.03 and a low of 74.06.

Business Wire:  American States Water Company Announces CPUC Decision Approving New Water Rates at GSWC


The stock has a market cap of $2.8b with 36.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 36.2m shares. Trading volume reached 162,320 shares compared to its average volume of 157,547 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 -0.49% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 7.24%. Over three months, it changed 5.53%. In one year it has changed 37.92% and within that year its 52-week high was 76.43 and its 52-week low was 55.07. AWR stock is 36.21% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 66.39 and a 50 day moving average of 71.40. Currently AWR stock is trading 12.98% above its 200 day moving average.

Business Wire:  American States Water Company Announces CPUC Decision Approving New Water Rates at GSWC


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 43.61. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.36. The TTM EPS is 1.72, which comes to a TTM PE of 43.61. Historically, the PE high was 43.61 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 -61.48%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/06/2019): 0.35
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/25/2019): 0.37
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 11/05/2018): 0.62
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 08/06/2018): 0.44
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/07/2018): 0.29

The dividend per share is currently 1.10, which is a dividend yield of 1.47%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 1,603,929, which was 4.36% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 9.68. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.05.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 12.55%, return on assets is 4.65%, profit margin is 14.96%, price-to-sales is 6.12 and price-to-book is 4.84.

Company Scores:

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

John Jones
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