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NYSE:WTRAqua America Stock Price, Forecast & News

$38.50
+1.48 (+4.00 %)
(As of 04/5/2020 03:47 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$38.02
Now: $38.50
$40.25
50-Day Range
$33.47
MA: $44.87
$54.07
52-Week Range
$34.21
Now: $38.50
$52.58
Volume1.25 million shs
Average Volume1.33 million shs
Market Capitalization$8.31 billion
P/E Ratio55.00
Dividend Yield1.81%
Beta0.32
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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.2Community Rank: 2.4Dividend Strength: 5.0Insider Behavior: 1.0Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

2.24 out of 5 stars


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$1.66 per share
Book Value$11.29 per share

Profitability

Net Income$191.99 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,570
Market Cap$8.31 billion
Next Earnings Date4/30/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Aqua America's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Aqua America's stock was trading at $44.41 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, WTR stock has decreased by 13.3% and is now trading at $38.50. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Aqua America?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Aqua America in the last year. There are currently 5 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Aqua America.

When is Aqua America's next earnings date?

Aqua America is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 30th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Aqua America.

How were Aqua America's earnings last quarter?

Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) issued its earnings results on Monday, November, 4th. The utilities provider reported $0.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.05. The utilities provider earned $243.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $259.99 million. Aqua America had a net margin of 18.02% and a return on equity of 8.81%. The firm's revenue was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.44 EPS. View Aqua America's earnings history.

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

Aqua America announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, January 31st. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.2343 per share on Sunday, March 1st. This represents a $0.94 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.43%. View Aqua America's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for WTR?

8 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Aqua America's shares. Their forecasts range from $37.00 to $70.00. On average, they expect Aqua America's share price to reach $48.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 24.7% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets 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)

Has Aqua America been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about WTR stock have trended very negative on Sunday, according to InfoTrie. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Aqua America earned a media sentiment score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. View the latest news aboutAqua America.

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), NVIDIA (NVDA), Home Depot (HD), CVS Health (CVS), Honeywell International (HON), Cisco Systems (CSCO), QUALCOMM (QCOM) and AbbVie (ABBV).

Who are Aqua America's key executives?

Aqua America's management team includes the following 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)

What is Aqua America's stock symbol?

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

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 $38.50.

How big of a company is Aqua America?

Aqua America has a market capitalization of $8.31 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]

This page was last updated on 4/5/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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