NYSE:WTR - Aqua America Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$38.28 +0.44 (+1.16 %)
(As of 04/25/2019 04:11 AM ET)
Previous Close$37.84
Today's Range$37.69 - $38.38
52-Week Range$32.09 - $38.38
Volume2.52 million shs
Average Volume1.29 million shs
Market Capitalization$6.82 billion
P/E Ratio27.15
Dividend Yield2.33%
Beta0.46
Aqua America, 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 Philadelphia Suburban Corporation and changed its name to Aqua America, Inc. in 2004. Aqua America, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Water supply
Sub-IndustryWater Utilities
SectorUtilities
CUSIP03836W10
Phone610-527-8000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$838.09 million
Cash Flow$2.3019 per share
Book Value$11.29 per share

Profitability

Net Income$191.99 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,570
Market Cap$6.82 billion
Next Earnings Date5/2/2019 (Confirmed)
OptionableOptionable

Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Aqua America's stock symbol?

Aqua America trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WTR."

How often does Aqua America pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Aqua America?

Aqua America announced a mar 19 dividend on Monday, February 4th. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.219 per share on Friday, March 1st. This represents a dividend yield of 2.5%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 14th. View Aqua America's Dividend History.

How were Aqua America's earnings last quarter?

Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February, 18th. The utilities provider reported $0.31 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. The utilities provider had revenue of $205.75 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $212.50 million. Aqua America had a net margin of 22.91% and a return on equity of 12.49%. View Aqua America's Earnings History.

When is Aqua America's next earnings date?

Aqua America is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 2nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Aqua America.

How can I listen to Aqua America's earnings call?

Aqua America will be holding an earnings conference call on Friday, May 3rd at 11:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

What guidance has Aqua America issued on next quarter's earnings?

Aqua America issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 19th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.45-1.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.49.

What price target have analysts set for WTR?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Aqua America's stock. Their predictions range from $35.00 to $43.00. On average, they expect Aqua America's share price to reach $38.8333 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 1.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Aqua America.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Aqua America?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Aqua America in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Aqua America.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Aqua America stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Aqua America stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "In the past six months shares of Aqua America have underperformed its industry. Aqua America like other water utilities, gets impacted by unfavorable weather conditions that reduce the demand for water and increase expenses needed for the repair of damaged infrastructure. Moreover, contamination of water supplied might result in disruption of water services and lead the company to incur extra cost. However, Aqua America continues to benefit from its expanding customer base resulting from acquisitions and organic initiatives. The company aims to invest more than $1.4 billion in the 2019-2021-time frame, which will improve its capability to serve its expanding customer base and lower dependence on other water suppliers." (4/23/2019)
  • 2. Boenning Scattergood analysts commented, "We reiterate our Outperform rating, with our $43 target based on our regulatory valuation system, which grants WTR a premium for its concentrated exposure to #1 ranked Pennsylvania (for details on our valuation methodology, see our state regulatory rankings report dated 10/8/2018)." (1/30/2019)

Has Aqua America been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about WTR stock has trended somewhat negative on Thursday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Aqua America earned a daily sentiment score of -1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of Aqua America's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Aqua America own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Aqua America investors own include Altria Group (MO), AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), PPL (PPL), NVIDIA (NVDA), General Electric (GE), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Intel (INTC) and Micron Technology (MU).

Who are Aqua America's key executives?

Aqua America's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Christopher H. Franklin, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 54)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Schuller, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 49)
  • Mr. Richard Scott Fox, Exec. VP & COO (Age 57)
  • Mr. Christopher Paul Luning, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 51)
  • Mr. Matthew R. Rhodes, Exec. VP of Strategy & Corp. Devel. (Age 41)

Who are Aqua America's major shareholders?

Aqua America's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Ronna Sue Cohen (0.91%), Fenimore Asset Management Inc. (0.37%), First Manhattan Co. (0.20%), Rockland Trust Co. (0.16%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.13%) and Ellis Investment Partners LLC (0.10%). Company insiders that own Aqua America stock include Chris Franklin, Daniel J Hilferty III, Daniel Schuller, David Smeltzer, Jeff Sheppard, Richard H Glanton, Richard Scott Fox, Robert A Rubin and Tom Macneill. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Aqua America.

Which institutional investors are selling Aqua America stock?

WTR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Pennsylvania Trust Co, Town & Country Bank & Trust CO dba First Bankers Trust CO, Fenimore Asset Management Inc., BLB&B Advisors LLC, Murphy Capital Management Inc., Cambridge Trust Co., Eqis Capital Management Inc. and First Manhattan Co.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Aqua America.

Which institutional investors are buying Aqua America stock?

WTR stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ronna Sue Cohen, Ellis Investment Partners LLC, CWM LLC, National Investment Services Inc. WI, Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV, Boenning & Scattergood Inc., Truvestments Capital LLC and Brinker Capital Inc.. Company insiders that have bought Aqua America stock in the last two years include Chris Franklin, Daniel J Hilferty III, Daniel Schuller, Jeff Sheppard, Richard Scott Fox and Tom Macneill. View Insider Buying and Selling for Aqua America.

How do I buy shares of Aqua America?

Shares of WTR 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, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Aqua America's stock price today?

One share of WTR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $38.28.

How big of a company is Aqua America?

Aqua America has a market capitalization of $6.82 billion and generates $838.09 million in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $191.99 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.41 on an earnings per share basis. Aqua America employs 1,570 workers across the globe.

What is Aqua America's official website?

The official website for Aqua America is http://www.aquaamerica.com.

How can I contact Aqua America?

Aqua America's mailing address is 762 W. LANCASTER AVENUE, BRYN MAWR PA, 19010. The utilities provider can be reached via phone at 610-527-8000 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Aqua America (NYSE WTR)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  290 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  319 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  609
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Aqua America and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WTR will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WTR will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 4/25/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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