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 maximum price target given was 46, which equates to a potential upside of -7.46 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 40, implying a possible loss 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. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of AWR to grow at a rate of 1.47 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of AWR is 20.13.

In the last 52-weeks, AWR has achieved a high of 50.86 and a low of 37.47. Today's price is 32.67 percent above the 52-week 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.