American Water Works Co Inc
Where Utility Stocks Could Go amid Valuation Concerns
Utility stocks have been rallying for the last two years amid broader market volatility. The rally in these stocks steepened last year.
Why American Water Stock Stands Tall among Its Peers
American Water Works stock returned more than 160% in the last five years, including dividends. The return is more than double utilities’ average.
How Southern Company Stock Has Done This Decade
This year has been special for regulated utility Southern Company (SO). Its stock has rallied more than 50% to all-time highs, beating broader markets.
The Top Utility Stocks with Strong Dividend Growth
Utility stocks’ dividend growth plays a vital role in driving investors’ total returns over the long term, making it important as a dividend yield.
Utility Stocks: Analyzing the Top Gainers in 2019
Investors keep turning to defensives this year amid uncertainties in the broader markets. Some of the top utility stocks have outperformed their peers at large.
American Water Works Stands Tall among Its Peers
American Water Works (AWK) has definitely stolen the focus among defensives this year. So far, the stock has risen more than 30%.
Bond Yields Fall to Record Lows: Is It Time to Go Defensive?
Bond yields continued to fall to record lows this week amid growing anxiety about a global economic slowdown.
Utility Stocks: Target Price Changes Last Week
According to analysts’ estimates, Ameren (AEE) could see downside movement of more than 3% going forward based on its target price of $70.8.
NRG, SRE, AWK, and EIX: Utility Stocks with Strong Upside Potential
Analysts have given NRG Energy a median target price of $44.5, which implies an ~14% upside potential compared to its current price of $39.0.
Utility Stocks with the Highest Dividend Growth
NextEra Energy (NEE), the biggest utility by market cap and the largest component of XLU, increased its dividend 11% in the last five years.
Highest Dividend Growth: Analysts’ Ratings on NEE, AWK, and EIX
Let’s take a look at analysts’ recommendations for the utility stocks under review in this series.
Highest Dividend Growth: Comparing NEE, EIX, and AWK
Utilities have been weak compared to the broader markets this year largely due to the strength in the Treasury yields.
American States Water’s Stable Dividend Profile
We’re analyzing utility stocks that increased their dividends for at least the past 40 years in this series. American States Water Company (AWR) has increased its dividend for the past 50 consecutive years.
DUK, AWK, FE: Why These Utility Stocks Are in Focus
NRG Energy (NRG) has risen 23.1% in the past year, the most among high-volatility utility stocks.
What Are Institutional Investors Doing with American Water Works Holdings?
Institutional investors have decreased their positions in American Water Works (AWK) in the past couple of months.
Where Is American Water Works’ Stock Heading?
On November 11, 2016, AWK was trading at a 1.5% discount to its 50-day and 200-day moving averages.
Why Water Utilities Yield Nearly Half What Electric Utilities Do
Water utilities are now yielding nearly 2%—roughly half the current yield of electric utilities.
Inside Water Utilities’ Historical Dividends and Growth
US water utilities have distributed fair dividends for the past few years American Water Works’ dividend growth during the past five years stands at 10%.
How Is American Water Works’ Leverage Compared to Peers?
Water utilities depend heavily on debt financing due to their capital projects for the longer term, and so company leverages can be useful for investors.
These Factors Have Been Affecting Water Utilities’ Earnings
US water utilities have witnessed a cyclical but flat earnings growth pattern in the past couple of years.
Understanding Water Utilities’ Revenue Growth
US water utilities have witnessed flat sales growth for the past couple of years, primarily due to efficiency programs.
Inside AWK, AWR, CWT, and WTR: Are US Water Utilities Fairly Valued?
Water utilities have historically traded at PE (price-to-earnings) ratios of 16x–18x. American Water Works is currently trading at a PE ratio of 28x.
Which Major Water Utility Has Returned the Most in the Past Year?
Stock appreciation has accounted for a major chunk of water utilities’ returns in 2016, as compared to dividends paid during the same period.
Will US Water Utilities See the Early-2016 Days Again?
US water utilities saw a big stock rally 1H16, rising more sharply than electric utilities. But they’ve lost most of those gains so far in 2H16.
What Are Institutions Doing with Their Holdings in VPU?
Since July 2016, VPU’s number of buyers rose by a robust ~8%, while its number of sellers also rose by 24%.
Are US Water Utilities Strong Investment Opportunities Right Now?
The rally in US water utilities in 2016 has been an unusual event that will be challenging to continue going forward.
What’s ahead for American Water Works Stock?
American Water Works’ investors are likely concerned by the fact that the stock has corrected by ~12% since July 2016. But it has rallied by ~40% YTD.
How Have Institutional Investors’ Views of Water Utilities Changed?
Institutional investors, meanwhile, have gone in heavily on water utilities, which is likely a major reason behind the rally in water utility stocks.
What Analysts Expect from Water Utilities’ Dividend Growth
US water utilities have distributed fair dividends during the past few quarters. American Water Works’ dividend growth in the last five years stands at 10%.
What Does American Water Works’ Leverage Indicate?
American Water Works’ debt-to-equity ratio has stayed in the range of 1.2x–1.4x. Stable debt-to-equity is usually considered a sign of financial discipline.
Behind the Earnings of US Water Utilities in 2016
US water utilities have experienced a cyclical but flat earnings growth pattern in the past couple of years.
What Does Declining Water Usage Mean for Water Utilities?
Increasing efficiency with water has been a major reason behind falling water usage. Between 2005 and 2010, total water usage in the US fell by ~13%.
What Do Overvalued Water Utilities Indicate?
Given the sharp rally during the past six months, major water utilities are trading at huge premiums compared to their historical valuation multiples.
A Key Glimpse of Water Utilities’ Total Returns in 2016
US water utilities have outperformed broader equities by a huge margin during the past year.
What’s Next for Water Utilities after an Exciting Rally This Year?
US water utilities have soared in the past six months, and the stocks’ 15% correction in the past couple of months has also grabbed investor attention.
Top 5 Utility Stocks with the Highest Short Interest-to-Equity Float
As of August 3, NRG Energy has the highest short interest-to-equity float ratio of all the utility stocks (XLU) at 5.9%. One month ago, its ratio was 5.9%.
Winners and Losers in the Post-Brexit World
Are these dislocations warnings or opportunities? Unfortunately, we won’t know until all the Brexit dust settles…
What Does the Correlation between Water Utilities and Crude Oil Mean?
Investors may find water utilities attractive due to their yields and stable earnings growth. However, they may not be as safe as they seem.
How Do US Utilities Compare with Their European Counterparts?
Many conservative investors are opting for utilities given their impressive yields and earnings stability.
Are US Water Utilities Fairly Valued?
It seems that US water utilities are trading at a premium compared electric utilities.
What Do Institutional Investors Think about American Water Works?
Institutional investors increased their positions in American Water Works (AWK) in 2Q16 as compared to where they stood on March 31, 2016.
What Does Falling Water Usage Mean for Water Utilities?
According to data released by the United States Geological Survey (or USGS), national water usage experienced a sharp drop between 2005 and 2010.
How Are American Water Works’ Sales Volumes Trending?
American Water Works (AWK) witnessed a sharp decline in its water sales volumes after 2010 despite a population increase and economic growth.
Capital Investments to Drive Growth for American Water Works
American Water Works’ (AWK) financial performance has improved in the last couple of quarters.
Should You Focus on Water Utilities during Market Turmoil?
Given their yields and stable stock movements, water utilities could be an attractive option for conservative investors.
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Roper Technologies: Recent Acquisitions That Count
Since its inception, Roper Technologies (ROP) has followed an acquisition-based growth strategy. The company has acquired over 50 companies since 1981.
What Risks Does Roper Technologies Face?
Roper Technologies’ growth strategy includes acquisitions. Its growth largely depends on its ability to acquire and successfully integrate new businesses.