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NASDAQ:WTRGEssential Utilities Stock Price, Forecast & News

+0.01 (+0.02 %)
(As of 07/15/2020 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $43.38
50-Day Range
MA: $43.29
52-Week Range
Now: $43.38
Volume1.03 million shs
Average Volume1.31 million shs
Market Capitalization$10.63 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield2.17%
Essential Utilities, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water or wastewater services in the United States. It offers water services through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other parties. The company also provides non-utility raw water supply services for firms in the natural gas drilling industry; and water and sewer line protection solutions, and repair services to households through third-party. It serves approximately three million residential water, commercial water, fire protection, industrial water, wastewater, and other water and utility customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, Indiana, and Virginia. The company was formerly known as Aqua America, Inc. and changed its name to Essential Utilities, Inc. in February 2020. Essential Utilities, Inc. was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 1.1Community Rank: 1.8Dividend Strength: 0.8Insider Behavior: 0.0Valuation: 0.0 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

0.76 out of 5 stars

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Utilities—Regulated Water
Current SymbolNASDAQ:WTRG



Sales & Book Value

Annual SalesN/A



Market Cap$10.63 billion
Next Earnings Date8/5/2020 (Confirmed)

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Essential Utilities (NASDAQ:WTRG) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Essential Utilities' stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Essential Utilities' stock was trading at $40.03 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus (COVID-19) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, WTRG shares have increased by 8.4% and is now trading at $43.38. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Essential Utilities?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Essential Utilities in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Essential Utilities.

When is Essential Utilities' next earnings date?

Essential Utilities is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August 5th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Essential Utilities.

How can I listen to Essential Utilities' earnings call?

Essential Utilities will be holding an earnings conference call on Wednesday, August 5th at 12:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at Not Available.

How were Essential Utilities' earnings last quarter?

Essential Utilities Inc (NASDAQ:WTRG) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 6th. The company reported $0.60 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.03. The business earned $225.60 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $228.19 million. Essential Utilities's revenue for the quarter was up 12.2% compared to the same quarter last year. View Essential Utilities' earnings history.

How often does Essential Utilities pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Essential Utilities?

Essential Utilities declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, April 6th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 15th will be given a dividend of $0.2343 per share on Monday, June 1st. This represents a $0.94 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 14th. View Essential Utilities' dividend history.

What guidance has Essential Utilities issued on next quarter's earnings?

Essential Utilities issued an update on its FY20 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 6th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $1.53-1.58 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.46.

What price target have analysts set for WTRG?

7 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Essential Utilities' stock. Their forecasts range from $45.00 to $50.00. On average, they anticipate Essential Utilities' stock price to reach $47.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 8.3% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Essential Utilities.

Has Essential Utilities been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about WTRG stock have trended positive this week, InfoTrie reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Essential Utilities earned a daily sentiment score of 2.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news stories about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. View the latest news about Essential Utilities.

Who are some of Essential Utilities' key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Essential Utilities own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Essential Utilities investors own include AT&T (T), Target (TGT), Boeing (BA), NextEra Energy (NEE), Bank of America (BAC), NVIDIA (NVDA), Verizon Communications (VZ), Walmart (WMT), AbbVie (ABBV) and Applied Materials (AMAT).

Who are Essential Utilities' key executives?

Essential Utilities' management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Christopher H. Franklin, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 55)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Schuller, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 50)
  • Mr. Richard Scott Fox, Exec. VP & COO (Age 58)
  • Mr. Christopher Paul Luning, Exec. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 52)
  • Mr. Matthew R. Rhodes, Exec. VP of Strategy & Corp. Devel. (Age 42)

What is Essential Utilities' stock symbol?

Essential Utilities trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WTRG."

Who are Essential Utilities' major shareholders?

Essential Utilities' stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Rockland Trust Co. (0.11%), Boenning & Scattergood Inc. (0.05%), Legacy Advisors LLC (0.03%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.02%), DNB Asset Management AS (0.02%) and Envestnet Asset Management Inc. (0.01%). View institutional ownership trends for Essential Utilities.

Which major investors are selling Essential Utilities stock?

WTRG stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Legacy Advisors LLC, Carnegie Capital Asset Management LLC, Envestnet Asset Management Inc., IFM Investors Pty Ltd, and Town & Country Bank & Trust CO dba First Bankers Trust CO. View insider buying and selling activity for Essential Utilities.

Which major investors are buying Essential Utilities stock?

WTRG stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boenning & Scattergood Inc., DNB Asset Management AS, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System, Contravisory Investment Management Inc., Dfpg Investments LLC, Rockland Trust Co., Motco, and Toth Financial Advisory Corp. View insider buying and selling activity for Essential Utilities.

How do I buy shares of Essential Utilities?

Shares of WTRG can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.

What is Essential Utilities' stock price today?

One share of WTRG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $43.38.

How big of a company is Essential Utilities?

Essential Utilities has a market capitalization of $10.63 billion. Essential Utilities employs 1,570 workers across the globe.

What is Essential Utilities' official website?

The official website for Essential Utilities is www.essential.co.

How can I contact Essential Utilities?

The company can be reached via phone at 610-527-8000.

This page was last updated on 7/16/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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