Forbes  Oct 6  Comment 
In trading on Thursday, shares of American Water Works Co, Inc. (NYSE: AWK) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $70.56 per share. We define oversold territory using the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which is a technical...
Motley Fool  Oct 6  Comment 
Water stocks are attractive investments -- and the water utility industry's largest player makes a particularly sparkling long-term investment.
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Motley Fool  Sep 7  Comment 
The water utility's stock has been gushing powerful returns, but how safe is its dividend?
Forbes  Aug 30  Comment 
The worst performing sector as of midday Tuesday is the Utilities sector, showing a 1.0% loss. Within that group, NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG) and American Water Works Co, Inc. (NYSE: AWK) are two of the day's laggards, showing a loss of 2.6% and...
Motley Fool  Aug 16  Comment 
Fracking water, hot-weather impacts, and acquisitions were among key topics discussed by management of the water and wastewater utility giant.
Forbes  Aug 15  Comment 
The DividendRank formula at Dividend Channel ranks a coverage universe of thousands of dividend stocks, according to a proprietary formula designed to identify those stocks that combine two important characteristics — strong fundamentals and a...
Motley Fool  Aug 12  Comment 
The company's second quarter earnings flowed past Wall Street expectations.
newratings.com  Aug 3  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - American Water Works Company, Inc. (AWK) revealed a profit for its second quarter that increased from last year. The company said its bottom line came in at $137 million, or $0.77 per share. This was up from $123 million,...


In 2003, a German utility company (RWE) purchased American Waterworks as they attempted to break into the US water utility market. The plan was to implement cost controls and thereby reduce expenses in order to recognize greater profits. What ended up happening was a mismanagement of the firm resulting in tense relationships with regulators across the country, and a company with significant needs for capital expenditures in order to strengthen the utility’s infrastructure. In late 2005 began the process of instituting new management in preparation for a divestiture of the business.

As reported in the 2009 annual report, American Water is still saddled with $1.2 billion in debt from RWE's acquisition.

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