American States Water (NYSE:AWR) will release its earnings data after the market closes on Monday, February 26th. Analysts expect American States Water to post earnings of $0.34 per share for the quarter.
American States Water (NYSE AWR) opened at $53.65 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $1,967.83, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 7.52 and a beta of 0.38. The company has a quick ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61. American States Water has a 1-year low of $41.14 and a 1-year high of $60.00.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 15th will be issued a $0.255 dividend. This represents a $1.02 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 14th. American States Water’s dividend payout ratio is presently 55.74%.
A number of research firms have commented on AWR. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of American States Water from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, January 8th. Wells Fargo & Co downgraded shares of American States Water from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $48.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Monday, December 18th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. American States Water presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $50.67.
In other American States Water news, Director Lloyd E. Ross sold 1,100 shares of American States Water stock in a transaction on Friday, January 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.79, for a total value of $61,369.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 50,706 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,828,887.74. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Diana M. Bonta sold 1,675 shares of American States Water stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.42, for a total transaction of $96,178.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 1.49% of the company’s stock.
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About American States Water
American States Water Company (AWR) is a holding company. 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).
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