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Aqua America Stock Price, Forecast & Analysis (NYSE:WTR)

$43.60
+0.40 (+0.93 %)
(As of 11/13/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$43.18
Now: $43.60
$43.76
50-Day Range
$43.21
MA: $45.08
$46.58
52-Week Range
$32.09
Now: $43.60
$46.90
Volume1.48 million shs
Average Volume1.21 million shs
Market Capitalization$9.41 billion
P/E Ratio30.92
Dividend Yield2.18%
Beta0.33
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. Read More…

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$2.23 per share
Book Value$11.29 per share

Profitability

Net Income$191.99 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,570
Market Cap$9.41 billion
Next Earnings Date2/17/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, October 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.2343 per share on Sunday, December 1st. This represents a $0.94 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.15%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, November 14th. View Aqua America's Dividend History.

How were Aqua America's earnings last quarter?

Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, November, 4th. The utilities provider reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.43 by $0.05. The utilities provider had revenue of $243.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $259.99 million. Aqua America had a net margin of 18.02% and a return on equity of 8.81%. The company's revenue was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.44 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 Monday, February 17th 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Aqua America.

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

Aqua America updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Monday, November, 4th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $1.45-1.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.48.

What price target have analysts set for WTR?

10 equities research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Aqua America's stock. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $70.00. On average, they expect Aqua America's share price to reach $45.90 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 5.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Aqua America.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Aqua America?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Aqua America in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 6 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, "Aqua America is benefiting from positive rate activity, organic growth and contribution from its acquired assets. Aqua America continues to gain from the expanding customer base, which is resulted from acquisitions and organic initiatives. The company aims to invest more than $1.4 billion in the 2019-2021-time frame for strengthening infrastructure. The company also has a very long history of rewarding its shareholders through payment of regular dividend. Shares of Aqua America have outperformed its industry in the past six months. However, similar to other water utilities, the company gets impacted by unfavorable weather conditions that reduce the demand for water and impact performance. Moreover, contamination of water supplied might result in disruption of water services and lead the company to incur extra cost." (10/12/2019)
  • 2. Evercore ISI analysts commented, "We use a sum-of-the-parts approach to value WTR using a blend of water and gas multiples. At this current juncture, we think the stock trades above our bull-base valuation and we see limited near-term upside; our rating remains In Line. Earnings notes. 2Q19 adjusted EPS of $0.37 was flat to prior year. EPS growth from rate cases and customer growth (acquisitions/ organic) was offset by higher depreciation, lower consumption, and impact of repairs tax. 2019 capex is still expected to be ~$550mm and the company reaffirmed its $1.4bn capex plan through ’21, which supports 7% rate base growth in their legacy water business. The Y/Y customer growth rate is still expected to be between 2-3% for ’19 (from both organic growth and acquisitions). Peoples Gas update. Aqua still targets to close the Peoples Gas acquisition in fall of this year." (8/11/2019)
  • 3. 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 headlines about WTR stock have been trending very negative recently, InfoTrie reports. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Aqua America earned a news impact score of -3.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave headlines about the utilities provider a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Aqua America.

Are investors shorting Aqua America?

Aqua America saw a decline in short interest during the month of October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totalling 12,330,000 shares, a decline of 8.3% from the September 15th total of 13,450,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,090,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 11.3 days. Approximately 5.7% of the shares of the stock are sold short. View Aqua America's Current Options Chain.

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), Verizon Communications (VZ), AT&T (T), CVS Health (CVS), Cisco Systems (CSCO), NVIDIA (NVDA), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Micron Technology (MU) and AbbVie (ABBV).

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include First Trust Advisors LP (0.64%), Gabelli Funds LLC (0.52%), Duff & Phelps Investment Management Co. (0.43%), Fenimore Asset Management Inc. (0.30%), Artemis Investment Management LLP (0.26%) and Rhumbline Advisers (0.25%). Company insiders that own Aqua America stock include Chris Franklin, Daniel J Hilferty III, Daniel Schuller, Richard Scott Fox 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 CWM LLC, NewSquare Capital LLC, CIBC Private Wealth Group LLC, SG Americas Securities LLC, Cambiar Investors LLC, Tiedemann Advisors LLC, Symons Capital Management Inc. and Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL. View Insider Buying and Selling for Aqua America.

Which institutional investors are buying Aqua America stock?

WTR stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gabelli Funds LLC, First Trust Advisors LP, Artemis Investment Management LLP, California Public Employees Retirement System, State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, State of Tennessee Treasury Department, Gamco Investors INC. ET AL and Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank. Company insiders that have bought Aqua America stock in the last two years include Chris Franklin, Daniel J Hilferty III, Daniel Schuller, 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Aqua America's stock price today?

One share of WTR stock can currently be purchased for approximately $43.60.

How big of a company is Aqua America?

Aqua America has a market capitalization of $9.41 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.View Additional Information About Aqua America.

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:  332 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  355 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  687
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 11/13/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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