DailyFinance  Mar 14  Comment 
American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, received two Business Achievement Awards from the Environmental Business Journal®(EBJ)and the Climate Change...
StreetInsider.com  Mar 12  Comment 
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Forbes  Mar 10  Comment 
As the saying goes, there are many possible reasons for an insider to sell a stock, but only one reason to buy -- they expect to make money. So let's look at two noteworthy recent insider buys.
StreetInsider.com  Feb 26  Comment 
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DailyFinance  Jan 9  Comment 
American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, today announced that its Military Services Group has been awarded a contract for ownership, ...
DailyFinance  Jan 7  Comment 
American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, today announced Nicholas Santillo Jr., Director of Operations Security, will participate at the 2014 TechSec ...
DailyFinance  Dec 19  Comment 
American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK) has launched an investor relations app for iPhone, iPad and Android mobile devices. The app is available for free at Apple’s App Store for the iPhone and iPad at...
Benzinga  Dec 18  Comment 
In a report published Wednesday, Bank of America analyst Brian Chin reiterated a Buy rating on American Water Works Company (NYSE: AWK), and raised the price target from $47.00 to $48.00. In the report, Bank of America noted, “American Water...
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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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