NYSE:WTR - Aqua America Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$34.37 +0.35 (+1.03 %)
(As of 06/22/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$34.02
Today's Range$33.99 - $34.47
52-Week Range$32.30 - $39.55
Volume736,600 shs
Average Volume646,719 shs
Market Capitalization$6.09 billion
P/E Ratio25.09
Dividend Yield2.39%
Aqua America logoAqua 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

Industry Water supply
Sub-IndustryWater Utilities


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.05
Current Ratio0.48
Quick Ratio0.42


Trailing P/E Ratio25.09
Forward P/E Ratio24.55
P/E Growth4.59

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$809.53 million
Price / Sales7.55
Cash Flow$2.1428 per share
Price / Cash16.04
Book Value$11.02 per share
Price / Book3.12


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$1.37
Net Income$239.73 million
Net Margins29.59%
Return on Equity12.60%
Return on Assets3.81%


Outstanding Shares177,900,000

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 jun 18 dividend on Wednesday, April 25th. Stockholders of record on Friday, May 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.2047 per share on Friday, June 1st. This represents a dividend yield of 2.35%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 17th. View Aqua America's Dividend History.

How were Aqua America's earnings last quarter?

Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May, 8th. The utilities provider reported $0.29 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting analysts' consensus estimates of $0.29. The utilities provider had revenue of $194.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $193.19 million. Aqua America had a net margin of 29.59% and a return on equity of 12.60%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 3.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.28 earnings per share. 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, July, 31st 2018. 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 Tuesday, May, 8th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.37 -1.42 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $1.41.

What price target have analysts set for WTR?

7 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Aqua America's stock. Their predictions range from $32.00 to $43.00. On average, they anticipate Aqua America's stock price to reach $37.8333 in the next twelve months. 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 one month, shares of Aqua America have gained compared with its industry’s decline. 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. Rate hikes are boosting its earnings and the company is continuing with its infrastructural strengthening initiatives. Aqua America, like other water utilities, impacted by unfavorable weather conditions that lowers demand for water and increase expenses needed for repair of damaged infrastructure. Adherence to stringent regulations and increasing interest rates will increase the cost of financing capital projects." (6/15/2018)
  • 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)
  • 3. Wells Fargo & Co analysts commented, "tuck-in" M&A arena and expectations for a constructive outcome in the upcoming PA rate relief case.As such, the firm upgraded shares of Aqua America from Market Perform to Outperform and raised its price target from $35 to $40.At the time of writing, shares of Aqua America were up 1.53 percent at $35.84.Analysts Jonathan Reeder, Neil Kalton and Sarah Akers said they are now increasingly convinced that potentially pursuing growth outside of the regulated water/wastewater space, namely gas LDC purchase or a non-regulated venture, is on the backburner for now.Instead, the analysts said the company is focused on capitalizing on the budding opportunities in the "tuck-in" (10/19/2017)

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. David P. Smeltzer, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 59)
  • Mr. Richard Scott Fox, Exec. VP & COO (Age 56)
  • Mr. Christopher Paul Luning, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 50)
  • Mr. Daniel J. Schuller, Deputy CFO (Age 48)

Has Aqua America been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about WTR stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Aqua America earned a news sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern's scale. They also gave news articles about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.71 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.

Who are Aqua America's major shareholders?

Aqua America's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (9.05%), Northern Trust Corp (1.17%), Stifel Financial Corp (0.61%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.55%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.55%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.50%). Company insiders that own Aqua America stock include 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 Lord Abbett & CO. LLC, California Public Employees Retirement System, Wells Fargo & Company MN, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Rhumbline Advisers, DE Burlo Group Inc., Forsta AP Fonden and PNC Financial Services Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Aqua America company stock in the last year include David Smeltzer and Robert A Rubin. 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 Allianz Asset Management GmbH, Allianz Asset Management GmbH, BlackRock Inc., Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Northern Trust Corp, KBC Group NV, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and MetLife Investment Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought Aqua America stock in the last two years include Jeff Sheppard 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 $34.37.

How big of a company is Aqua America?

Aqua America has a market capitalization of $6.09 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.

How can I contact Aqua America?

Aqua America's mailing address is 762 W. LANCASTER AVE, 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 (WTR)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  204 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  257 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  461
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 6/22/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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