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$0.34 EPS Expected for American States Water Company (AWR); Azure Power Global Limited Equity Shares (AZRE) Shorts Lowered By 25%

Azure Power Global Limited Equity Shares (NYSE:AZRE) had a decrease of 25% in short interest. AZRE’s SI was 15,900 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its down 25% from 21,200 shares previously. With 36,100 avg volume, 0 days are for Azure Power Global Limited Equity Shares (NYSE:AZRE)’s short sellers to cover AZRE’s short positions. The SI to Azure Power Global Limited Equity Shares’s float is 0.17%. The stock decreased 1.05% or $0.15 during the last trading session, reaching $14.1. About 779 shares traded. Azure Power Global Limited (NYSE:AZRE) has declined 22.34% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 33.89% the S&P500.

Analysts expect American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) to report $0.34 EPS on May, 1.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00% from last quarter’s $0.34 EPS. AWR’s profit would be $12.49M giving it 39.76 P/E if the $0.34 EPS is correct. After having $0.36 EPS previously, American States Water Company’s analysts see -5.56% EPS growth. The stock increased 1.62% or $0.86 during the last trading session, reaching $54.08. About 155,010 shares traded. American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) has risen 19.43% since April 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 7.88% the S&P500.

Azure Power Global Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development, construction, ownership, operation, maintenance, and management of solar power plants in India. The company has market cap of $366.39 million. It generates solar energy based on long-term contracts with Indian government entities, as well as other non-governmental energy distribution companies and commercial customers. It currently has negative earnings. As of March 31, 2017, it had an installed capacity of 12.2 gigawatts.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.15, from 1.16 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 18 investors sold American States Water Company shares while 59 reduced holdings. 36 funds opened positions while 65 raised stakes. 23.48 million shares or 1.40% more from 23.15 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Verition Fund Ltd Com has 40,224 shares for 0.22% of their portfolio. Winslow Evans And Crocker stated it has 1,400 shares. Captrust Financial Advsr holds 0.01% or 1,600 shares. Credit Suisse Ag holds 36,274 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Aqr Cap Management Ltd Liability Company stated it has 34,741 shares. Employees Retirement Of Texas holds 16,000 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. The California-based Fuller & Thaler Asset Mngmt Inc has invested 0% in American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR). Amp Ltd reported 24,793 shares. Ahl Prtnrs Llp invested in 75,802 shares. Legal & General Group Public Ltd Com holds 0.01% or 183,893 shares in its portfolio. The California-based San Francisco Sentry Investment Gru (Ca) has invested 0% in American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR). Ameriprise Financial Inc has 0.01% invested in American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) for 259,570 shares. Symons Mngmt owns 9,977 shares. Bowling Port Limited Liability Corp invested in 0.14% or 18,698 shares. California-based Wells Fargo & Mn has invested 0% in American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR).

Among 6 analysts covering American States Water (NYSE:AWR), 1 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. American States Water had 13 analyst reports since August 8, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, October 16, the company rating was downgraded by Janney Capital. On Tuesday, October 3 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform”. The rating was initiated by Barclays Capital with “Underweight” on Monday, January 4. The stock of American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) earned “Neutral” rating by Janney Capital on Friday, August 5. The stock of American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) earned “Buy” rating by Zacks on Saturday, August 8. On Monday, December 18 the stock rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Sell”. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, September 6 by Barclays Capital. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, May 11 by Ladenburg Thalmann. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Friday, May 20 by Barclays Capital. The stock of American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) earned “Corporate” rating by FinnCap on Thursday, November 24.

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