American States Water Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (AWR)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for American States Water (NYSE: AWR) is tomorrow, February 10, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 28 cents per share. At a price of $37.84 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3%.

The average volume for American States Water has been 113,800 shares per day over the past 30 days. American States Water has a market cap of $666.4 million and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 8% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

American States Water Company, through its subsidiaries, provides water, electric, and contracted services in the United States. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.1, above the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 13.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates American States Water as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. You can view the full American States Water Ratings Report.

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