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    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%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    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.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    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.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    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.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    What Analysts Recommend for RPM International

    As of April 13, 2017, 13 brokerage firms are actively tracking RPM International (RPM) stock. About 38% of these analysts have recommended a “buy” for the stock.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are US Water Utilities Fairly Valued?

    It seems that US water utilities are trading at a premium compared electric utilities.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Capital Investments to Drive Growth for American Water Works

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

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Impact of an Interest Rate Hike on Different Industries

    Since insurance companies are highly dependent on their ability to generate interest income, rising interest rates can significantly boost profits.

    By Lynn Noah
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