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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for AWR. The highest price target was 46, implying a possible profit of -7.46 percent. The minimum price target given was 40, which equates to a potential downside of -19.53 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.14 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.3 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. AWR has a PEG ratio of 20.13.

AWR has traded between a high of 50.86 and a low of 37.47 over the past year. Currently the stock is 32.67 percent higher than its low, 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.