As per American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) statement on 2016-10-28, it will disburse per-share dividend of $0.375. Record date is 2016-11-09, the payout date is 2016-12-01 and the ex-dividend date is 2016-11-07.
Investors often underestimate or ignore the significance of dividends to constructive investing. Many stakeholders take payments as an added benefit while buying stocks. Though, payments source a big portion of the proceeds from equity investments. As well, they offer a benefit to stockholders with preservation of the buying power and volatility-risk protection. Payouts also give an excellent assessment platform in the process of picking stocks for making equity portfolio.
The past record shows that disbursements have paid off over 50% of returns on shareholders’ investment. S&P 500 index performance of the past gone half century, with added payout, is virtually twice of index performance, without adding disbursements. The viewpoint of increasing the ROI is delighting to shareholders. Yet, stockholders are unaware of the benefits that payout brings to in their overall return. There is always a possibility that the stock may not show any positive momentum for a certain period, but again during this period, the investors can gain from the dividend payout.
In FY2015 American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) disbursed dividend of $0.375. A year ago, it was $0.375, showing a difference of 9.9174%. The mean dividend, as recognized by 5-years record, is $0.375, implying growth of 9.1115%.
For the period ended on 2015-12-31, American Water Works (NYSE:AWK)’s earnings came at $1.05 per share against EPS of $0.55 a year earlier. Shareholders can know about financials for quarter concluding 2016-12-31 on or around 2017-02-23. The EPS estimate is $0.56.
The provisional target price for American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) is set at $81, a consensus price outlook of 6 calls.
American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) high estimate is realized at $90 and the lowest level estimate is $74. This wide-ranging range presents standard deviation of $5.215 in conveyed estimates. The target price range of the stock is set for the coming one year.
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