Supporting Everyday Life - Research Report on Avista Corp., Duke Energy Corp., Aqua America Inc., Xylem Inc. and American Water Works Co. Inc.

NEW YORK, March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting Avista Corp. (NYSE: AVA), Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK), Aqua America Inc. (NYSE: WTR), Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL) and American Water Works Co., Inc. (NYSE: AWK). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Avista Corp. Research Report

"Energy efficiency is a sustainable way for school districts to manage their costs while creating a more comfortable learning environment for students," said Ann Carey, Avista's multi-site account executive, as Avista and Spokane Public Schools team up for energy savings. The Spokane Public Schools (SPS) get an A+ for efficiency improvements made to district schools and facilities, which have qualified them $300 thousand in energy efficiency rebates and incentives from Avista. "Reducing energy use is a great example to set for our future generations. By upgrading our facilities, we are creating better learning environments for our students and teaching them to be stewards of energy efficiency. We are grateful to Avista for providing opportunities that allow the school district to save energy, as well as taxpayer dollars," said Spokane Public Schools Associate Superintendent Dr. Mark Anderson. The Full Research Report on Avista Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/3e9a_AVA]

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Aqua American Inc. Research Report

2012 Full Year earnings give Aqua America a 37% growth in net income. For the full year 2012, diluted earnings per share were $1.40, compared to $1.03 in 2011, on 0.9 % more shares outstanding. Revenue for the year was $757.8 million compared to $687.3 million in 2011, an increase of 10.3 %. Net income for the full year 2012 rose to $196.6 million from $143.1 million in 2011. Aqua America Chairman and CEO Nicholas DeBenedictis said, "The fourth quarter was operationally strong. If you remove 2011's one-time tax benefit from bonus depreciation and - although it is on-going, also remove the repair tax benefit from 2012 - adjusted income per common share (Non-GAAP financial measure) would be $0.25 vs. $0.22, an increase of more than 13%." In 2012, the company also invested $348 million in regulated infrastructure improvements across all of its regulated operations as part of its capital investment program. The Full Research Report on Aqua American, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/7633_WTR]

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Xylem Inc. Research Report

Xylem President and CEO Gretchen McClain and her leadership team will host Xylem's first investor day as a standalone company at the New York Stock Exchange this coming 7th of March. They will present a strategic overview of the company, its business units and future plans. Xylem is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The Full Research Report on Xylem Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/3e5c_XYL]

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American Water Works Co. Inc. Research Report

American Water is pleased to report its 2012 Year-End and Q4 results , with increases in revenues, net income and cash flow. Jeff Streba, President and CEO of American Water announced that 2012 was a year of strong financial performance on all fronts, marking a 20% increase in EPS from continuing operations. Revenues increased 7.9% year-over-year to $2.9 billion, while operating cash flows increased 18.2% over 2011 to $955.6 million for 2012. In 2012, the company also invested approximately $929 million in company-funded capital improvements, compared to approximately $925 million in 2011. Included in this is the completion of two large capital projects in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with a combined investment of $176 million, which benefit more than 625,000 people. The Full Research Report on American Water Works Co. Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/db8a_AWK]

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Duke Energy Corp. Research Report

Duke Energy, the nation's largest electric power holding company welcomes John Herron on board as new board member, effective March 1st, 2013. "John Herron brings 34 years of utility industry experience to our board," said Duke Energy lead director Ann Gray. "His deep knowledge and insight, gained at a variety of nuclear energy facilities over more than three decades, will be a valuable asset to our board and company." Mr. Herron will become Duke's 16th board member. The Full Research Report on Duke Energy Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/7bfd_DUK]

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