American States Water Company (AWR) Buy or Sell Stock Guide

Last updated: Sep 23, '17

The analysis below may be helpful to you if you have any of the following questions about AWR stock:

  • Is AWR a buy or a sell?
  • Should I sell or hold AWR stock today?
  • Is AWR a good buy / a good investment?
  • What are AWR analyst opinions, recommendations, ratings?

Here are AWR stock buy reasons/signals:

1. AWR profitability is improving. The YoY profit margin change was 0.51pp.

2. AWR forward dividend yield is 2.06%, higher than the industry (1.92%) and sector (1.64%) forward dividend yields.

Here are AWR stock sell reasons/signals:

1. AWR stock price ($51.30) is close to the 52-week high ($51.52). Perhaps now is a good time to sell?

2. AWR quarterly revenue growth was 1.10%, lower than the industry and sector average revenue growth (8.28% and 6.45%, respectively).

3. AWR Price/Book ratio is 3.60, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/B ratios.

4. AWR Price/Sales ratio is 4.18, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ P/S ratios.

5. AWR PEG ratio (P/E adjusted for growth) is 6.63, and it’s high compared to its industry peers’ PEG ratios.

6. AWR average analyst price target ($43.90) is below its current price ($51.30).

7. AWR short interest (days to cover the shorts) ratio is 5.5. The stock garners more short interest than the average industry, sector or S&P 500 stock.

What are your thoughts on AWR?

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