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 maximum price target given was 46, implying a possible profit of -7.46 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 40, implying potential capital losses of -19.53 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.14 percent. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.3 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

AWR has an estimated earnings growth rate of 1.47 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. AWR has a PEG ratio of 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 market cap of AWR is $1.8 billion. AWR will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.