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

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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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