Zacks Investment Research Downgrades American States Water (AWR) to Hold

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In other news, COO Walter Lynch sold 5,000 shares of American Water Works stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th.

The top 5 institutional holders, in ascending order, are as follows: VANGUARD GROUP INC with 18.36 million shares, BLACKROCK INC. with 12.99 million shares, STATE STREET CORP with 8.73 million shares, BANK OF AMERICA CORP /DE/ with 6.96 million shares, and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/ with 4.78 million shares. If the $56.57 price target is reached, the company will be worth $60.42M more. It closed at $47.15 lastly. Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) has risen 29.89% since January 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.16% the S&P500. Therefore 72% are positive. Reaves W H & Co Inc, a New Jersey-based fund reported 1.31 million shares.#img1#.

BMC Stock Holdings, Inc. Evercore initiated it with "Hold" rating and $94 target in Tuesday, December 15 report. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Thursday, October 19 with "Hold". The firm has "Hold" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Monday, October 23. The company's strength lies in an expanding customer base, extensive water rights and strong credit ratings. Stifel Nicolaus has "Hold" rating and $52 target. The firm has "Buy" rating by Citigroup given on Thursday, January 4. Robert W. Baird downgraded the stock to "Neutral" rating in Wednesday, April 26 report.

Investors sentiment increased to 1 in Q3 2017. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.21, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a current ratio of 0.49. (NYSE:AWK) for 15,000 shares.

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Professional Advisory Services Inc, which manages about $469.41 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in State Street Corp (NYSE:STT) by 10,026 shares to 123,506 shares, valued at $11.80 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Royal Bancorp Of Canada invested in 867,305 shares. It also increased its holding in Continental Resources Inc (NYSE:CLR) by 22,816 shares in the quarter, for a total of 44,844 shares, and has risen its stake in Rowan Companies Plc (NYSE:RDC). 881 are owned by Federated Investors Pa. (NYSE:AZZ). State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue has invested 0.01% in AZZ Inc. (NASDAQ:TRIP). Kentucky-based Mcf Advisors Limited Liability has invested 0% in TripAdvisor, Inc. Quantbot Tech Lp holds 0% or 900 shares. (NYSE:ZTS). Whittier Trust Com invested in 0.01% or 5,715 shares. Renaissance Techs Ltd Liability Co reported 776,700 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP holds 0.25% of its portfolio in Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) for 10.84M shares. (NYSE:AZZ) for 31,800 shares. George Kaiser Family Foundation holds 0.89% or 48,098 shares in its portfolio. Copeland Capital Management Limited Co reported 0.43% stake. California Employees Retirement Systems has 0.08% invested in Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NYSE:AZZ). Bancorporation Of Ny Mellon Corporation holds 0% or 345,261 shares. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 70,736 shares of the company's stock valued at $2,833,000 after buying an additional 5,120 shares during the last quarter. It also reduced its holding in First Trust Technology Alphadex Fund (FXL) by 20,269 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 113,124 shares, and cut its stake in First Trust Health Care Alphadex Fund (FXH).

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.05, from 1 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 35 investors sold AWK shares while 185 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 54 raised stakes. 139.87 million shares or 0.09% less from 140.00 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. American Water Works Company, Inc. has had 17 insider trades in the last 3 months, including 1 open market buys and 16 sells. (NYSE:AWK) for 154,403 shares. The price volatility's Average True Range for 14 days was 0.58. There were 53 sold out positions, amounting to 2.41 million shares. 73,100 were accumulated by Cutter And Com Brokerage. (NYSE:OMC) for 4,118 shares.

Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of American States Water (NYSE:AWR) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Monday. (NYSE:AWK) is 7563. A company with a low rank is considered a good company to invest in. Shine Investment Advisory Services Incorporated accumulated 1,516 shares. Putnam Invests Ltd accumulated 244,900 shares or 0.01% of the stock. American Water Works Company Inc has a one year low of $69.96 and a one year high of $92.37. (NYSE:AWK). Denver Inv Ltd Liability has invested 0.08% in American Water Works Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOX). Nomura Asset Communications, Japan-based fund reported 65,838 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) shares saw the needle move -6.82% on the week. Charter Tru invested 0.04% in American Water Works Company, Inc. It was reported on Jan, 13 by 440.74 million shares or 0.80% less from 444.27 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Janney Capital downgraded American Water Works Company, Inc. Therefore 20% are positive. American States Water had a return on equity of 13.34% and a net margin of 15.28%. Piper Jaffray maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Monday, July 24 report. (NYSE:AWK) on Friday, May 6 with "Overweight" rating. The firm earned "Neutral" rating on Wednesday, July 6 by Bank of America. (NYSE:AWK) earned "Hold" rating by Boenning & Scattergood on Thursday, August 3.