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American Water Works Co. stock rises Thursday, still underperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of American Water Works Co. AWK rallied 1.05% to $171.18 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. American Water Works Co. closed $18.17 short of its 52-week high ($189.35), which the company reached on September 8th.

The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Veolia Environnement S.A. ADR VEOEY fell 0.04% to $31.41, American States Water Co. AWR rose 1.43% to $90.57, and California Water Service Group CWT rose 0.58% to $60.62. Trading volume (533,753) remained 143,468 below its 50-day average volume of 677,221.

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