Motley Fool  Jul 22  Comment 
Cedar Fair and American Water Works aren't likely to get disrupted, so the good times should keep rolling and flowing for investors.
Motley Fool  Jul 4  Comment 
There's wide political support for a major infrastructure spending plan. That could be a huge boon to the regulated infrastructure owned by water utilities.
Motley Fool  Jun 30  Comment 
When it comes to water stocks, there's no denying that American Water Works is among the best (if not the best). But there are pros and cons to every investment.
Motley Fool  Jun 27  Comment 
Here are two main reasons the leading water utility's stock should continue to reward investors over the long term.
Motley Fool  Jun 6  Comment 
This low-risk dividend stock has returned nearly 3.5 times as much as the S&P 500 over the long term.
Motley Fool  May 11  Comment 
The country's largest publicly traded water utility kicked off its fiscal year 2017 with a solid quarter.
Motley Fool  Apr 14  Comment 
This water stock returned 8% in the first quarter of 2017 -- equivalent to an annual yield of 32%!
Motley Fool  Feb 26  Comment 
Fracking water, drinking water quality, and the use of technology to increase efficiencies were among key topics discussed by the water utility giant's management.
Motley Fool  Feb 24  Comment 
The country's largest water utility grew earnings per share a solid 7.6% in 2016 and announced that its 2017 dividend would likely be raised by about 10%.


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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