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

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$34.33 -0.26 (-0.75 %)
(As of 12/19/2018 06:43 AM ET)
Previous Close$34.59
Today's Range$34.26 - $34.76
52-Week Range$32.09 - $39.55
Volume924,500 shs
Average Volume626,708 shs
Market Capitalization$6.37 billion
P/E Ratio25.06
Dividend Yield2.45%
Beta0.53
Aqua America, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water or wastewater services in the United States. It offers water and wastewater 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. 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

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Water supply
Sub-IndustryWater Utilities
SectorUtilities
Current SymbolNYSE:WTR
Previous Symbol
CUSIP03836W10
Phone610-527-8000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.11
Current Ratio0.52
Quick Ratio0.46

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio25.06
Forward P/E Ratio24.35
P/E Growth4.74

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$809.53 million
Price / Sales7.55
Cash Flow$2.0496 per share
Price / Cash Flow16.75
Book Value$11.02 per share
Price / Book3.12

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.37
Net Income$239.73 million
Net Margins29.81%
Return on Equity12.64%
Return on Assets3.87%

Miscellaneous

Employees1,530
Outstanding Shares177,940,000
Market Cap$6.37 billion
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 quarterly dividend on Monday, November 5th. Investors of record on Friday, November 16th will be paid a dividend of $0.219 per share on Saturday, December 1st. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 15th. View Aqua America's Dividend History.

How were Aqua America's earnings last quarter?

Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) posted its earnings results on Monday, November, 5th. The utilities provider reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.01. The utilities provider earned $226.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $238.86 million. Aqua America had a net margin of 29.81% and a return on equity of 12.64%. The company's revenue was up 5.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.43 EPS. 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 Tuesday, February 26th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Aqua America.

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

Aqua America updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Monday, November, 5th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.40-1.42 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.40. Aqua America also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $1.40-1.42 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for WTR?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Aqua America's shares. Their predictions range from $35.00 to $43.00. On average, they anticipate Aqua America's stock price to reach $37.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 9.2% 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 5 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." 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 last six months, Aqua America’s shares have outperformed the industry it belongs to. 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 2018-2020-time frame, which will improve its capability to serve its expanding customer base and lower dependence on other water suppliers. Aqua America, like other water utilities, was impacted by unfavorable weather conditions that reduce demand for water and increase expenses needed for repair of damaged infrastructure. Moreover, contamination of water supplied might result in disruption of water services and lead the company to incur extra cost." (10/22/2018)
  • 2. Boenning Scattergood analysts commented, "We lower WTR (which at a P/E of 25 times trades in-line with peers) to Neutral. Key Points: HB 1782 proposes decoupling in Pennsylvania. House Bill 1782 (link to pdf HERE) recently emerged from committee in the PA General Assembly, focusing on “Alternative Ratemaking” for regulated utilities. While a variety of mechanisms are outlined in the bill, including formula rates, performance-based rates, and multi-year rate plans, by far the biggest development in HB 1782 is the proposed adoption of decoupling. Pioneered in California, decoupling enables water utilities to offset lower volume sales with higher rates (thereby “decoupling” the top-line from volumetric sales). Overall, while HB 1782 does have some constructive elements, the potential implementation of decoupling in PA is concerning given the precedent set in other states, where the adoption of decoupling was the catalyst for a prolonged slide in regulatory climate." (4/24/2018)

Has Aqua America been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about WTR stock has trended neutral this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Aqua America earned a media sentiment score of 0.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Aqua America's key competitors?

Who are Aqua America's key executives?

Aqua America's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Christopher H. Franklin, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 53)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Schuller, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 48)
  • Mr. Richard Scott Fox, Exec. VP & COO (Age 56)
  • Mr. Christopher Paul Luning, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 50)
  • Mr. Robert A. Rubin, Sr. VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 55)

Who are Aqua America's major shareholders?

Aqua America's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc (10.34%), Vanguard Group Inc. (10.34%), BlackRock Inc. (9.33%), Pictet Asset Management Ltd. (3.03%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.47%) and Alliancebernstein L.P. (0.71%). 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 Alliancebernstein L.P., Deutsche Bank AG, JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Wells Fargo & Company MN, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC, IndexIQ Advisors LLC and Penn Capital Management Co. Inc.. 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 SG Americas Securities LLC, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Vanguard Group Inc, Vanguard Group Inc., BlackRock Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Rehmann Capital Advisory Group and WINTON GROUP Ltd. 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 $34.33.

How big of a company is Aqua America?

Aqua America has a market capitalization of $6.37 billion and generates $809.53 million in revenue each year. The utilities provider earns $239.73 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.37 on an earnings per share basis. Aqua America employs 1,530 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:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  258 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  307 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  565
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 12/19/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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