Analyst Ratings for American States Water Co. (AWR)

Updated: 2017-07-29

American States Water Co. (NYSE:AWR) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for AWR last month.

Of the 6 analysts covering the stock, 0 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for AWR by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 46, which equates to a potential upside of -7.46 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 40, which equates to a potential downside of -19.53 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.14 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.3 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

AWR has an estimated earnings growth rate of 1.47 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of AWR is 20.13.

In the trailing 52-weeks, AWR hit 50.86 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 37.47. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 32.67 percent, and 2.26 percent lower than its 52-week high. AWR has a price/earnings ratio of 29.59. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AWR value stock report compares AWR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.8 billion. AWR's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.