American Water Works Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (AWK)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for American Water Works (NYSE: AWK) is tomorrow, May 22, 2013. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 28 cents per share. At a price of $42.64 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 2.6%.

The average volume for American Water Works has been 827,700 shares per day over the past 30 days. American Water Works has a market cap of $7.58 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 14.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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 19.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates American Water Works as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full American Water Works Ratings Report.

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