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    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%.

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    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.

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    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%.

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    What Do Institutional Investors Think about American Water Works?

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    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.

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    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.

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    Capital Investments to Drive Growth for American Water Works

    American Water Works’ (AWK) financial performance has improved in the last couple of quarters.

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