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Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- American Water Works (NYSE: AWK) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $42.99, above its previous 52-week high of $42.53 with 118,172 shares traded as of 9:40 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 786,400 shares over the past 30 days. American Water Works has a market cap of $7.46 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 12.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. American Water Works Company, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides water and wastewater services in the United States and Canada. The company's Regulated Businesses segment offers water and wastewater services to approximately 1,500 communities in 16 states. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.