In American States Water’s quarterly report, be sure to compare its results with those of American Water Works Co., Inc. (NYSE:AWK), which reported 17% higher income from continuing operations. With big players making acquisitions to grow, American States Water Co (NYSE:AWR) needs to decide whether it wants to be a buyer of smaller utilities or a target of Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR), American Water Works Co., Inc. (NYSE:AWK), or another bigger company.
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