As per American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) statement on 2016-07-29, it will disburse $0.375 per share in dividend. Record date is 2016-08-08, the payout date is 2016-09-01 and the ex-dividend date is 2016-08-04.
Investors often massively underestimate or largely oversee the consequence of dividends to constructive stock market investing. Many stakeholders view payments as just a little extra linked with acquiring stocks. Though, dividends source a big chunk of the incomes from equity investments. Besides, they offer shareholders with preservation of the purchasing power and market risk protection. Disbursements also offer an excellent platform of assessment in the process of selecting stocks for bringing in an equity portfolio.
Over the many years, disbursements have given almost 50% of the street returns on investment. The index, S&P 500 performance in the past half century, when added disbursements, is nearly twice of S&P 500 return performance, when excluded disbursements. The outlook of increasing the overall ROI is pleasing to any shareholder. Yet, many stockholders are simply unaware of the point that disbursements play a vibrant role in their overall return.
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 known 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 $0.77 per share against EPS of $0.96 a year ago. Shareholders will be able to recognize about financials for quarter closing 2016-09-30 on or around 2016-11-02. The EPS estimate is $0.99.
The provisional target price for American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) is set at $80.5, a consensus price outlook of 6 calls.
American Water Works (NYSE:AWK) high estimate is realized at $90 and the lowest level estimate is $72. This wide-ranging range agree standard deviation of $5.856 in conveyed estimates.
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