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 price target was 46, implying a possible profit of -7.46 percent. The minimum price target given was 40, implying potential capital losses of -19.53 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.14 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.3 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of AWR to grow at a rate of 1.47 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 32.67 percent, and 2.26 percent below the high. AWR has a P/E 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.