SOURCE: Equity Markets Inc

September 07, 2011 09:00 ET

Current Forecast of Market Ahead - Research Report on American Water Works Co., Inc. and PICO Holdings Inc.

MACAU--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2011) - Today, announced its research report highlighting American Water Works Co., Inc. (NYSE: AWK) and PICO Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PICO). Full content and research is available at

Continued confidence in long-term U.S. debt is defying S&P's recent downgrade. Treasury yields continue at their lowest levels since January 1, 2011 as the market moved to "safe investments" weary of the storm clouds ahead. Winds can change however, as a last-minute move to save the U.S. from a historic default on its debt obligations. Attentions are now turned to the situation in Europe, with the health of the Euro in the balance; bankers are looking to prevent defaults on Italian and Spanish debt.

As a result of recent credit adjustments, opportunity is being marked for investors to take advantage of equities with high-margin and specialty products. Market-wise investors are carefully watching for value within equities boasting established pipelines and excellent growth prospects. As part of this process, the following companies have been introduced with initial research reports available online.

Equity Markets has reviewed American Water Works Co., Inc. as a water and wastewater utility company. American Water provides approximately 15 million people with drinking water, wastewater and other water-related services in over 30 states and two Canadian provinces. The full research report on American Water Works Co., Inc. (NYSE: AWK) is available here:

Equity Markets is covering PICO Holdings Inc. as a diversified holding company. As of December 31, 2010, the Company operated in five segments: water resource and water storage operations; real estate operations; insurance operations in run off; corporate, and agribusiness operations. The full research report on PICO Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: PICO) is available here:

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