NYSE:AWK - American Water Works Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $169.25
  • Forecasted Upside: 7.43 %
  • Number of Analysts: 8
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 4 Hold Ratings
  • 4 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for AWK

Average Price Target: $169.25
▲ +7.43% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 8 analysts offering 12 month price targets for American Water Works in the last 3 months. The average price target is $169.25, with a high forecast of $175.00 and a low forecast of $159.00. The average price target represents a 7.43% upside from the last price of $157.54.


The current consensus among 8 polled investment analysts is to buy stock in American Water Works. This rating has held steady since April 2021, when it changed from a Hold consensus rating.

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Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/25/2021BarclaysBoost Price TargetAverage ➝ Equal Weight$154.00 ➝ $170.00Low
5/18/2021ArgusReiterated RatingBuy ➝ HoldLow
5/12/2021ArgusDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldMedium
3/4/2021Janney Montgomery ScottUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$159.00High
1/22/2021BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$173.00 ➝ $184.00Low
1/21/2021US Capital AdvisorsReiterated RatingOverweightLow
1/7/2021Atlantic SecuritiesInitiated CoverageOverweight$173.00 ➝ $173.00N/A
12/14/2020Bank of AmericaUpgradeUnderperform ➝ NeutralLow
11/18/2020BarclaysBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Equal Weight$138.00 ➝ $173.00Medium
11/9/2020HSBCUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$175.00High
10/13/2020Janney Montgomery ScottDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralLow
8/28/2020HSBCDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$142.00Low
8/7/2020Janney Montgomery ScottBoost Price TargetBuy$153.00Medium
8/6/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldMedium
7/15/2020BarclaysInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$138.00Medium
6/5/2020UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$127.00 ➝ $139.00Low
5/20/2020Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$130.00Low
5/11/2020Janney Montgomery ScottReiterated RatingBuyHigh
5/7/2020CfraLower Price TargetSell$131.00 ➝ $111.00Low
4/24/2020Royal Bank of CanadaInitiated CoverageOutperform$141.00Low
4/15/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$134.00 ➝ $146.00Low
3/16/2020UBS GroupLower Price TargetNeutral$148.00 ➝ $127.00Medium
3/5/2020Janney Montgomery ScottReiterated RatingBuyLow
2/20/2020Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$128.00 ➝ $139.00Low
2/20/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$128.00 ➝ $147.00Low
2/19/2020Bank of AmericaReiterated RatingUnderperform$128.00Low
2/4/2020UBS GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$133.00 ➝ $148.00Medium
1/13/2020Bank of AmericaReiterated RatingUnderperform$125.00 ➝ $128.00Medium
12/12/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Boost Price TargetNeutral$127.00 ➝ $129.00High
12/6/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldLow
11/15/2019JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageNeutral$127.00 ➝ $127.00Medium
10/7/2019Janney Montgomery ScottBoost Price TargetBuy$121.00 ➝ $153.00Low
10/2/2019Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetOutperform$117.00 ➝ $128.00Low
8/14/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$122.00 ➝ $128.00Medium
7/15/2019Bank of AmericaDowngradeNeutral ➝ Underperform$116.00Low
6/10/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldLow
5/2/2019Boenning ScattergoodReiterated RatingHoldLow
5/2/2019Janney Montgomery ScottReiterated RatingBuy$102.00 ➝ $121.00Low
3/26/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market Perform$111.00Low
2/21/2019Bank of AmericaBoost Price TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$92.00 ➝ $103.00Low
2/21/2019Janney Montgomery ScottReiterated RatingIn-Line ➝ Buy$102.00Low
2/21/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$101.00 ➝ $109.00Medium
2/20/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingBuyMedium
1/2/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingBuyMedium
12/24/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingBuy AWKMedium
12/12/2018Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$103.00 ➝ $104.00Low
12/12/2018Janney Montgomery ScottBoost Price TargetBuy$96.00 ➝ $102.00Low
12/12/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetAverage ➝ Outperform$97.00 ➝ $104.00Low
12/6/2018Robert W. BairdUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$103.00High
9/17/2018Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageOutperform ➝ Outperform$96.00Low
6/28/2018Boenning ScattergoodReiterated RatingHold ➝ NeutralLow
5/8/2018ArgusReiterated RatingBuy$105.00Medium
4/16/2018Janney Montgomery ScottUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$87.00 ➝ $92.00Medium
3/23/2018UBS GroupBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$89.00 ➝ $91.00Medium
3/23/2018HSBCUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$74.63 ➝ $80.15Medium
3/8/2018UBS GroupInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$89.00Low
2/26/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$80.63 ➝ $88.00Low
2/23/2018GuggenheimReiterated RatingHold$82.00Low
2/22/2018Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingNeutral ➝ Neutral$91.00 ➝ $88.00Low
2/22/2018Bank of AmericaSet Price TargetNeutral ➝ Hold$87.00 ➝ $84.00Low
1/11/2018Bank of AmericaDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$85.70 ➝ $91.00Low
1/2/2018GuggenheimDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralHigh
12/29/2017ArgusBoost Price TargetBuy$100.00 ➝ $105.00Low
11/3/2017Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetNeutral$82.00 ➝ $87.00N/A
11/3/2017Janney Montgomery ScottDowngradeBuy ➝ NeutralN/A
11/2/2017Boenning ScattergoodReiterated RatingHoldN/A
10/24/2017Bank of AmericaInitiated CoverageBuy$95.00N/A
10/19/2017Wells Fargo & CompanySet Price TargetHold$84.00 ➝ $89.00N/A
10/1/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingHold$82.00Low
9/22/2017Boenning ScattergoodReiterated RatingHoldLow
5/25/2017Northcoast ResearchInitiated CoverageNeutral ➝ NeutralLow
4/26/2017Robert W. BairdDowngradeOutperform ➝ Neutral$69.41 ➝ $82.00Medium
1/18/2017MacquarieInitiated CoverageNeutralN/A
1/17/2017Hilliard LyonsUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$84.00N/A
12/20/2016Janney Montgomery ScottUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$73.31 ➝ $80.00N/A
12/18/2016Robert W. BairdSet Price TargetBuy$82.00N/A
11/9/2016Bank of AmericaUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$77.00 ➝ $84.00N/A
10/14/2016Robert W. BairdInitiated CoverageOutperform$82.00N/A
9/6/2016BarclaysLower Price TargetOverweight$87.00 ➝ $81.00N/A
7/6/2016Bank of AmericaDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$71.92 ➝ $88.00N/A
6/24/2016ArgusInitiated CoverageBuy$88.00N/A
(Data available from 6/18/2016 forward)
American Water Works logo
American Water Works Company, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides water and wastewater services in the United States. It offers water and wastewater services to approximately 1,700 communities in 16 states serving approximately 3.5 million active customers. The company serves residential customers; commercial customers, such as food and beverage providers, commercial property developers and proprietors, and energy suppliers; fire service and private fire customers; industrial customers, such as large-scale manufacturers, mining, and production operations; public authorities comprising government buildings and other public sector facilities, such as schools and universities; and other utilities and community water and wastewater systems. It also provides various warranty protection programs to residential customers; and water and wastewater services on various military installations. In addition, the company undertakes contracts with municipal customers, primarily to operate and manage water and wastewater facilities, as well as offers other related services. It operates approximately 79 surface water treatment plants; 530 groundwater treatment plants; 150 wastewater treatment plants; 53,200 miles of transmission, distribution, and collection mains and pipes; 1,100 groundwater wells; 1,600 water and wastewater pumping stations; 1,300 treated water storage facilities; and 75 dams. The company serves approximately 15 million people with drinking water, wastewater, and other water-related services in 46 states. The company was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Camden, New Jersey.
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Today's Range

Now: $157.54
Low: $157.37
High: $161.81

50 Day Range

MA: $156.09
Low: $149.59
High: $162.20

52 Week Range

Now: $157.54
Low: $120.67
High: $172.56


1,729,381 shs

Average Volume

967,149 shs

Market Capitalization

$28.59 billion

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of American Water Works?

The following sell-side analysts have issued stock ratings on American Water Works in the last twelve months: Argus, Atlantic Securities, Bank of America Co., Barclays PLC, HSBC Holdings plc, Janney Montgomery Scott, US Capital Advisors, Wells Fargo & Company, and Zacks Investment Research.
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What is the current price target for American Water Works?

4 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for American Water Works in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $169.25, suggesting a possible upside of 5.1%. HSBC Holdings plc has the highest price target set, predicting AWK will reach $175.00 in the next twelve months. Janney Montgomery Scott has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $159.00 for American Water Works in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for American Water Works?

American Water Works currently has 4 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe AWK will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of American Water Works.
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How do I contact American Water Works' investor relations team?

American Water Works' physical mailing address is 1 WATER STREET, CAMDEN NJ, 08102. The utilities provider's listed phone number is 856-955-4001 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for American Water Works is www.amwater.com.