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

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$36.12 +0.12 (+0.33 %)
(As of 03/20/2019 02:59 AM ET)
Previous Close$36.00
Today's Range$35.95 - $36.42
52-Week Range$32.09 - $38.24
Volume1.31 million shs
Average Volume717,914 shs
Market Capitalization$6.43 billion
P/E Ratio25.62
Dividend Yield2.44%
Beta0.46
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

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$2.2435 per share
Book Value$11.29 per share

Profitability

Net Income$191.99 million

Miscellaneous

Employees1,570
Market Cap$6.43 billion
Next Earnings Date5/14/2019 (Estimated)
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 mar 19 dividend on Monday, February 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 15th will be given a dividend of $0.219 per share on Friday, March 1st. This represents a yield of 2.5%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 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, February, 18th. The utilities provider reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.32 by $0.01. The utilities provider had revenue of $205.75 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $212.50 million. Aqua America had a net margin of 22.91% and a return on equity of 12.49%. 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, May 14th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Aqua America.

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

Aqua America issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Tuesday, February, 19th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.45-1.50 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $1.49.

What price target have analysts set for WTR?

7 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for Aqua America's shares. Their predictions range from $35.00 to $43.00. On average, they expect Aqua America's stock price to reach $38.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.6% 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 3 hold ratings and 4 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. 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)
  • 2. 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)

Has Aqua America been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about WTR stock have trended negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public 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 -2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news articles about the utilities provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future.

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 AT&T (T), Verizon Communications (VZ), General Electric (GE), Intel (INTC), Exxon Mobil (XOM), AbbVie (ABBV), Micron Technology (MU), Cisco Systems (CSCO), Pfizer (PFE) and QUALCOMM (QCOM).

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. Christopher Paul Luning, Sr. VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 51)
  • Mr. Dean A. Foate, Exec. VP & COO (Age 61)
  • Mr. Robert A. Rubin, Sr. VP, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 56)

Who are Aqua America's major shareholders?

Aqua America's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.56%), Impax Asset Management Group plc (1.51%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.42%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (1.34%), Northern Trust Corp (1.12%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (0.99%). 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 major investors are selling Aqua America stock?

WTR stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Folger Nolan Fleming Douglas Capital Management Inc., KBC Group NV, Millennium Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Bank of America Corp DE, Northern Trust Corp and SG Americas Securities LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Aqua America.

Which major investors are buying Aqua America stock?

WTR stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Norges Bank, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Impax Asset Management Group plc, BlackRock Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., Reilly Financial Advisors LLC and Symons Capital Management Inc.. 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 $36.12.

How big of a company is Aqua America?

Aqua America has a market capitalization of $6.43 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.

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:  282 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  314 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  596
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 3/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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