American States Water (NYSE:AWR – Get Rating) Director Anne M. Holloway sold 636 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.00, for a total transaction of $56,604.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 38,492 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,425,788. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.
American States Water Stock Up 2.6 %
Shares of NYSE:AWR traded up $2.26 during trading on Friday, reaching $89.99. 170,688 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 161,656. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.82, a current ratio of 0.45 and a quick ratio of 0.40. The stock has a fifty day moving average of $89.63 and a two-hundred day moving average of $92.31. The firm has a market cap of $3.33 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 33.83 and a beta of 0.41. American States Water has a 1-year low of $71.22 and a 1-year high of $100.50.
American States Water (NYSE:AWR – Get Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March 1st. The utilities provider reported $0.50 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.84 by ($0.34). American States Water had a return on equity of 12.74% and a net margin of 18.12%. The company had revenue of $125.37 million during the quarter. Research analysts anticipate that American States Water will post 2.97 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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Institutional Trading of American States Water
Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Quarry LP bought a new stake in American States Water in the 1st quarter worth about $30,000. Dark Forest Capital Management LP grew its position in American States Water by 1,000.0% in the 1st quarter. Dark Forest Capital Management LP now owns 363 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $32,000 after purchasing an additional 330 shares in the last quarter. NewEdge Advisors LLC grew its position in American States Water by 900.0% in the 1st quarter. NewEdge Advisors LLC now owns 380 shares of the utilities provider’s stock worth $34,000 after purchasing an additional 342 shares in the last quarter. Group One Trading L.P. bought a new stake in American States Water in the 3rd quarter worth about $31,000. Finally, Vigilant Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in American States Water in the 1st quarter worth about $36,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 74.09% of the company’s stock.
Analyst Ratings Changes
Several analysts have recently commented on AWR shares. StockNews.com started coverage on shares of American States Water in a research report on Thursday, May 18th. They set a “hold” rating for the company. Wells Fargo & Company raised shares of American States Water from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $90.00 to $94.00 in a research report on Friday, May 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a hold rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $88.67.
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