Dividend Coverage: $0.24 dividends are within arm’s reach for American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) shareholders.

Dividend Coverage: $0.24 dividends are within arm's reach for American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) shareholders.

American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) is expected to pay $0.24 on Dec 1, 2016. The indicated annual dividend is $0.97. Shareholders owning the stock before Nov 10, 2016 will be eligible to receive the payout. Based on American States Water Company’s current price of $39.80, the dividend is 0.61%. This dividend’s record date is Nov 15, 2016 and the announcement date is Nov 4, 2016. The stock increased 0.13% or $0.05 during the last trading session, hitting $39.8. American States Water Co (NYSE:AWR) has risen 2.60% since April 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.18% the S&P500.

American States Water Company is a holding company. The company has a market cap of $1.49 billion. The Firm is the parent firm of Golden State Water Company (GSWC) and American States Utility Services, Inc. (ASUS), as well as various subsidiaries of ASUS. It has a 24.58 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include water, electric and contracted services.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.07, from 1.07 in 2016Q1. The ratio turned negative, as 31 funds sold all American States Water Co shares owned while 51 reduced positions. 17 funds bought stakes while 65 increased positions. They now own 22.71 million shares or 1.14% more from 22.46 million shares in 2016Q1.
Jpmorgan Chase And Communications accumulated 893,732 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Alexandria Cap Lc has invested 0% of its portfolio in American States Water Co (NYSE:AWR). Johnson Financial, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 450 shares. Schwab Charles Investment holds 163,184 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. D E Shaw accumulated 0% or 6,473 shares. Tocqueville Asset Mngmt L P owns 15,000 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Cliftonlarsonallen Wealth Advisors owns 19,876 shares or 0.13% of their US portfolio. Dupont Capital Mgmt reported 45,002 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. Tiaa Cref Inv Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company accumulated 166,899 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Pictet Asset Mgmt Ltd reported 1.11 million shares or 0.17% of all its holdings. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo And Com, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 49,187 shares. Wealthtrust holds 0% of its portfolio in American States Water Co (NYSE:AWR) for 112 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 0% of its portfolio in American States Water Co (NYSE:AWR) for 63,167 shares. Northern Trust Corp holds 573,458 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Stifel Fincl Corp has 0% invested in the company for 6,050 shares.

Insider Transactions: Since June 1, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 17 sales for $565,895 net activity. KRUGER DENISE L sold $19,980 worth of American States Water Co (NYSE:AWR) on Monday, October 3. Another trade for 1,000 shares valued at $38,710 was sold by ROSS LLOYD E. SCANLON PATRICK RONALD also sold $32,000 worth of American States Water Co (NYSE:AWR) on Tuesday, November 1. $12,114 worth of shares were sold by BONTA DIANA M on Friday, June 3. On Tuesday, July 5 the insider SPROWLS ROBERT J sold $191,048. $39,450 worth of American States Water Co (NYSE:AWR) was sold by HOLLOWAY ANNE M on Wednesday, August 24.

American States Water Co (NYSE:AWR) Ratings Coverage

Out of 3 analysts covering American States Water (NYSE:AWR), 0 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 2 “Hold”. This means 0 are positive. American States Water has been the topic of 8 analyst reports since August 8, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The company was downgraded on Friday, February 26 by Ladenburg Thalmann. The rating was downgraded by Janney Capital on Friday, October 16 to “Sell”. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by Janney Capital on Friday, August 5. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Wednesday, May 11 by Ladenburg Thalmann. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Saturday, August 8 by Zacks. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Friday, May 20 by Barclays Capital. As per Tuesday, September 6, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital. The company was initiated on Monday, January 4 by Barclays Capital.

More important recent American States Water Co (NYSE:AWR) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “American States Water Company Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter …” on November 02, 2016, also Businesswire.com published article titled: “American States Water Company Announces Privatization Contract Award for Eglin …”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Drought Threatens American States Water Co.” on March 23, 2016. More interesting news about American States Water Co (NYSE:AWR) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Dividend King #1: American States Water” with publication date: September 07, 2016.

AWR Company Profile

American States Water Company (AWR), incorporated on February 25, 1998, is a holding company. The Firm is the parent firm 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). The Company’s divisions include water, electric and contracted services. Within the divisions, AWR has two principal business units, water and electric service utility operations, conducted through GSWC, and contracted services conducted through ASUS and its subsidiaries. GSWC is a public utility engaged principally in the purchase, production, distribution and sale of water in approximately 10 counties in the State of California. GSWC also distributes electricity in various San Bernardino County mountain communities in California through its Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES) division. GSWC serves approximately 260,150 water clients and over 23,850 electric customers.

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