About Aqua America
Aqua America, Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides water or wastewater services in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Indiana and Virginia, among others. It is the holding company for its subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. Its market-based activities are conducted through Aqua Resources Inc. and Aqua Infrastructure, LLC. Aqua Resources Inc. provides water and wastewater service through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other parties in close proximity to its utility companies' service territories; offers, through a third party, water and wastewater line repair service and protection solutions to households; inspects, cleans and repairs storm and sanitary wastewater lines; designs and builds water and wastewater systems, and provides other market-based water and wastewater services. Its subsidiary, Aqua Infrastructure LLC, provides non-utility raw water supply services for firms in the natural gas drilling industry.
Industry, Sector and Symbol:
- Sector: Utilities
- Industry: Water Utilities
- Sub-Industry: Water Utilities
- Exchange: NYSE
- Symbol: WTR
- CUSIP: 03836W10
- Previous Close: $30.73
- 50 Day Moving Average: $30.09
- 200 Day Moving Average: $30.26
- 52-Week Range: $28.03 - $35.83
- Trailing P/E Ratio: 25.87
- Foreward P/E Ratio: 21.41
- P/E Growth: 4.24
- Market Cap: $5.51B
- Outstanding Shares: 177,358,000
- Beta: 0.46
- Net Margins: 25.97%
- Return on Equity: 13.19%
- Return on Assets: 3.99%
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- Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.94%
- Current Ratio: 0.56%
- Quick Ratio: 0.51%
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 declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 3rd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.1913 per share on Wednesday, March 1st. This represents a $0.77 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.47%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 13th.
Where is Aqua America's stock going? Where will Aqua America's stock price be in 2017?
6 equities research analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Aqua America's stock. Their forecasts range from $27.00 to $35.00. On average, they anticipate Aqua America's share price to reach $31.75 in the next twelve months.
When will Aqua America announce their earnings?
Aqua America is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, May, 1st 2017.
What are analysts saying about Aqua America stock?
Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Aqua America stock:
- Robert W. Baird analysts commented, "Q4 results missed our/consensus revenue estimates but beat our EPS estimates, and the company reaffirmed 2017 guidance. Importantly, WTR achieved its 2016 investment (>$350M) and customer growth targets. Additionally, WTR continues to see revenue expansion through rate increases and infrastructure charges, although revenue growth was offset by the sale of market-based businesses in Q4. We continue to wait for a clearer path to earnings growth before becoming more constructive." (2/23/2017)
According to Zacks Investment Research, "Aqua America runs the inherent risk of contamination of water sources, which could raise its operating costs, while fluctuating weather conditions might dampen demand for water. In addition, securing essential funds for growth projects at a favorable rate could pose challenges for this capital-intensive utility post the interest rate hike. The current rate of return from the company’s shares was lower than that of the broader industry in the last 12 months. Aqua America’s growth was primarily driven by higher contributions from the Regulated business and prudent expense management. The company expects its customer base to expand by 1.5%-2% in 2017 from 2016 levels, driven by acquisitions and organic initiatives. Aqua America’s extensive network of water and wastewater systems, and continuous investments in regulated assets will help it to provide high-quality, reliable water services to its expanding customer base." (1/18/2017)
Who owns Aqua America stock?
Aqua America's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock, Inc (8.10%), State Street Corp (5.97%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (0.48%), Gabelli Funds LLC (0.38%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.37%) and Royce & Associates LP (0.33%). Company insiders that own Aqua America stock include Chris Franklin, Christopher Paul Luning, David Smeltzer, Nicholas Debenedictis, Richard H Glanton, Robert A Rubin and William C Ross.
Who sold Aqua America stock? Who is selling Aqua America stock?
Aqua America's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Federated Investors Inc. PA, Janus Capital Management LLC, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Royce & Associates LP, Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services Inc., Leuthold Group LLC, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Psagot Investment House Ltd.. Company insiders that have sold Aqua America stock in the last year include Chris Franklin, David Smeltzer, Nicholas Debenedictis, Richard H Glanton and Robert A Rubin.
Who bought Aqua America stock? Who is buying Aqua America stock?
Aqua America's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Street Corp, Credit Agricole S A, Cutter & CO Brokerage Inc., Radnor Capital Management LLC, Guggenheim Capital LLC, Capstone Investment Advisors LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC and Private Advisor Group LLC.
How do I buy Aqua America stock?
Shares of Aqua America can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.
How much does a share of Aqua America stock cost?
One share of Aqua America stock can currently be purchased for approximately $31.04.