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AMERICAN STATES WATER CO.: STOCK RATING SUMMARY
9
StockScouter

AMERICAN STATES WATER CO., a small-cap growth company in the public utilities sector, is expected to significantly outperform the market over the next six months with less than average risk.

10 is the best possible rating.

QUICK SUMMARY
Pro

The most recent quarterly earnings report was much higher than analysts’ consensus forecast. Positive

Earnings growth in the past year is holding steady compared to earnings growth in the past three years. Neutral

The StockScouter measure of relative price change and consistency is high. Positive

Con

The price-to-earnings multiple is close to the average for all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Neutral

FUNDAMENTAL
Grade: A

The most recent quarterly earnings report was much higher than analysts’ consensus forecast. Positive

Earnings growth in the past year is holding steady compared to earnings growth in the past three years. Neutral

One or more analysts has modestly increased quarterly earnings estimates for AWR. Positive

OWNERSHIP
Grade: D

Two or more executives, directors or major shareholders sold a small number of shares recently. Negative

Institutional holdings information is unavailable or inconsistent.

VALUATION
Grade: B

The price-to-earnings multiple is close to the average for all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Neutral

Price-to-sales information is unavailable or inconsistent.

The ratio of AWR's price-to-earnings multiple to its five-year growth rate is about the same or slightly above the average of all stocks in the StockScouter universe. Positive

TECHNICAL
Grade: C

The StockScouter measure of relative price change and consistency is high. Positive

Previous day's closing price for AWR was close to its 50-day moving average. Neutral

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