Technical Roundup on Select Utilities' Stocks -- Companhia de SaneamentoBasico do Estado de Sao Paulo, American Water Works, Aqua America, and Piedmont Natural Gas

Jul 26, 2016, 08:10 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, July 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- directs investors' attention to the Utilities space, which is one of the best-performing sectors so far this year. Forecast for the rest of 2016 remains on a high note given the continued strong performance of the overall sector. We have reviewed these four equities today: Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (NYSE: SBS), American Water Works Co. Inc. (NYSE: AWK), Aqua America Inc. (NYSE: WTR), and Piedmont Natural Gas Co. Inc. (NYSE: PNY). Learn more about these stocks by accessing their freenotes at:

Companhia de SaneamentoBasico do Estado de Sao Paulo 

Sao Paulo, Brazil headquartered Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo's stock finished Monday's session 1.15% lower at $9.48. A total volume of 5.54 million shares was traded, which was higher than their three months average volume of 2.88 million shares. The Company's shares have surged 10.88% in the past month; 32.40% over the previous three months; and 108.06% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 15.36% and 55.10%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo, which provides basic and environmental sanitation services, and supplies treated water and sewage services on a wholesale basis to residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in the state of Sao Paulo, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 67.38. Visit us today and access our complete notes on SBS at:

American Water Works 

On Monday, shares in Voorhees, New Jersey headquartered American Water Works Co. Inc.ended the session at $82.83, slightly down 0.01%. The stock recorded a trading volume of 797,335 shares. The Company's shares have gained 4.93% in the last one month, 17.58% over the previous three months, and 40.05% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 5.61% above its 50-day moving average and 24.05% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of American Water Works have an RSI of 62.70.

On June 22nd, 2016, American Water Works announced that it received 22 Partnership for Safe Water awards. The awards, which recognize water treatment facilities that have achieved higher than required water quality standards, were presented during the 2016 American Water Works Association Annual Conference in Chicago, Ill.

On July 06th, 2016, research firm Bank of America/ Merrill downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Buy' to 'Neutral'.The complimentary notes on AWKcan be accessed at:

Aqua America 

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania-based Aqua America Inc.'s stock ended yesterday's session 0.17% lower at $34.50 with a total volume of 439,324 shares traded. The Company's shares have advanced 2.01% in the past month, 11.36% in the previous three months, and 17.05% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 2.75% above its 50-day moving average and 11.63% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Aqua America have an RSI of 57.15.

On July 07th, 2016, Aqua America announced that its subsidiaries completed three acquisitions during Q2 of 2016. The company acquired Crystal Clear Water Company, Inc. which serves 293 customer connections in unincorporated McHenry County, Illinois. The company also acquired Assets from Byram Homeowners Association Water Company, Inc. which serve 151 customer connections in a portion of Byram Township, Sussex County and New Jersey and Twin Cedars public water system which serves 30 customer connections in Caroline County, Virginia. In total, Aqua America's subsidiaries have completed 10 acquisitions with a total of 5,395 customer connections this year. Register for free on and access the latest notes on WTR at:

Piedmont Natural Gas 

At the close on Monday, shares in Charlotte, North Carolina headquartered Piedmont Natural Gas Co. Inc. recorded a trading volume of 330,883 shares. The stock finished 0.03% lower at $59.84. The Company's shares have gained 0.28% in the last one month, 0.84% over the previous three months, and 6.15% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 0.13% and 4.37%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Piedmont Natural Gas, which distributes natural gas, have an RSI of 51.60.

On July 22nd, 2016, in the notes filed with the SEC, Piedmont Natural Gas, announced that following the consummation of the previously disclosed acquisition of Piedmont by Duke Energy Corp., and after the end of Piedmont's 2016 fiscal year on October 31st, 2016, Piedmont will change its fiscal year to end December 31. Also in anticipation of the Acquisition, Piedmont has determined to suspend new investments in its dividend reinvestment and stock purchase plan and in its Employee Stock Purchase Plan, in each case effective July 31st, 2016. Duke Energy and Piedmont seek to complete the transaction, subject to North Carolina Utilities Commission approval, by the end of 2016. Get free access to your notes on PNYat:

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