American Water Works (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 22, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.28 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 03,
2013. Shareholders who purchased AWK stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
12% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of AWK was $42.72,
representing a -0.86% decrease from the 52 week high of $43.09 and
a 30.44% increase over the 52 week low of $32.75.
AWK is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes
companies such as Companhia de saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao
Paulo - Sabesp (
) and Aqua America, Inc. (
). AWK's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $2.09. Zacks Investment Research reports AWK's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.98%, compared to an
industry average of 3.5%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
Interested in gaining exposure to AWK through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AWK as a top-10 holding:
- Guggenheim S&P Global Water (
- First Trust ISE Water Index Fund (
- PowerShares Global Water Portfolio (
The top-performing ETF of this group is CGW with an increase of
13.43% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent
weighting of AWK at 5.92%.