American Water Works AWK is set to give its latest quarterly earnings report on Wednesday, 2023-07-26. Here's what investors need to know before the announcement.
Analysts estimate that American Water Works will report an earnings per share (EPS) of $1.31.
American Water Works bulls will hope to hear the company announce they've not only beaten that estimate, but also to provide positive guidance, or forecasted growth, for the next quarter.
New investors should note that it is sometimes not an earnings beat or miss that most affects the price of a stock, but the guidance (or forecast).
Historical Earnings Performance
Last quarter the company missed EPS by $0.01, which was followed by a 0.4% drop in the share price the next day.
Here's a look at American Water Works's past performance and the resulting price change:
|Quarter||Q1 2023||Q4 2022||Q3 2022||Q2 2022|
|Price Change %||-0.4%||-1.2%||-2.41%||2.98%|
Shares of American Water Works were trading at $147.72 as of July 24. Over the last 52-week period, shares are down 1.94%. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders are likely a little upset going into this earnings release.
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