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Essential Utilities - WTRG Stock Forecast, Price & News

$48.10
+1.37 (+2.93%)
(As of 02/1/2023 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$46.38
$48.39
50-Day Range
$46.10
$48.99
52-Week Range
$38.50
$52.62
Volume
1.57 million shs
Average Volume
975,226 shs
Market Capitalization
$12.62 billion
P/E Ratio
27.18
Dividend Yield
2.49%
Price Target
$51.86

Essential Utilities MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.75 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
7.8% Upside
$51.86 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.14% of Shares Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.18
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
N/A
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$410,538 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
6.18%
From $1.78 to $1.89 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.63 out of 5 stars

Utilities Sector

6th out of 84 stocks

Water Supply Industry

3rd out of 12 stocks


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About Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Stock

Essential Utilities, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in providing water, wastewater and natural gas services through its subsidiaries. It operates through the Regulated Water and Regulated Natural Gas segments. The Regulated Water segment includes water and wastewater regulated utility companies. The Regulated Natural Gas segment consists of natural gas utility companies, which provides natural gas distribution services. The company was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Bryn Mawr, PA.

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WTRG Stock News Headlines

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WTRG Company Calendar

Last Earnings
11/07/2022
Ex-Dividend for 12/1 Dividend
11/09/2022
Dividend Payable
12/01/2022
Today
2/01/2023
Ex-Dividend for 3/1 Dividend
2/09/2023
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
2/27/2023
Dividend Payable
3/01/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Water supply
Sub-Industry
N/A
Sector
Utilities
Employees
3,211
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$51.86
High Stock Price Forecast
$57.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$44.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+7.8%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.75
Research Coverage
8 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$431.61 million
Pretax Margin
20.89%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.12 billion
Cash Flow
$3.01 per share
Book Value
$20.51 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
261,845,000
Market Cap
$12.62 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.77

Key Executives

  • Christopher H. Franklin
    Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Dan SchullerDan Schuller
    Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President
  • Sumit Nair
    Chief Information Officer & Vice President
  • Christopher Paul Luning
    Executive Vice President & General Counsel
  • Robert A. RubinRobert A. Rubin
    Chief Accounting Officer, Senior VP & Controller













WTRG Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Essential Utilities stock right now?

8 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Essential Utilities in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" WTRG shares.
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What is Essential Utilities' stock price forecast for 2023?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Essential Utilities' stock. Their WTRG share price forecasts range from $44.00 to $57.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $51.86 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 7.8% from the stock's current price.
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How have WTRG shares performed in 2023?

Essential Utilities' stock was trading at $47.73 on January 1st, 2023. Since then, WTRG stock has increased by 0.8% and is now trading at $48.10.
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When is Essential Utilities' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, February 27th 2023.
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How can I listen to Essential Utilities' earnings call?

Essential Utilities will be holding an earnings conference call on Monday, February 27th at 11:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 866-583-1035 with passcode "7366261".

How were Essential Utilities' earnings last quarter?

Essential Utilities, Inc. (NYSE:WTRG) posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November, 7th. The company reported $0.26 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.03. The business earned $434.62 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $376 million. Essential Utilities had a net margin of 22.04% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 8.84%.

How often does Essential Utilities pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Essential Utilities?

Essential Utilities declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, December 7th. Investors of record on Friday, February 10th will be paid a dividend of $0.287 per share on Wednesday, March 1st. This represents a $1.15 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.39%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 9th.
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Is Essential Utilities a good dividend stock?

Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.49%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 31 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 64.41%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WTRG will have a dividend payout ratio of 60.32% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for WTRG.

What guidance has Essential Utilities issued on next quarter's earnings?

Essential Utilities updated its FY 2023 earnings guidance on Wednesday, January, 11th. The company provided EPS guidance of $1.85-$1.90 for the period, compared to the consensus EPS estimate of $1.90. The company issued revenue guidance of -.

What is Essential Utilities' stock symbol?

Essential Utilities trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WTRG."

Who are Essential Utilities' major shareholders?

Essential Utilities' stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank (0.38%), Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.25%), New York State Common Retirement Fund (0.20%), Gradient Investments LLC (0.12%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.11%) and DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale (0.10%). Insiders that own company stock include Chris Franklin, Daniel Schuller, Ellen T Ruff, Matthew Rhodes, Richard Scott Fox and Robert A Rubin.
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How do I buy shares of Essential Utilities?

Shares of WTRG stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Essential Utilities' stock price today?

One share of WTRG stock can currently be purchased for approximately $48.10.

How much money does Essential Utilities make?

Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) has a market capitalization of $12.62 billion and generates $2.12 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $431.61 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.77 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Essential Utilities have?

The company employs 3,211 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Essential Utilities?

Essential Utilities' mailing address is 762 W. LANCASTER AVENUE, BRYN MAWR PA, 19010. The official website for the company is www.essential.co. The company can be reached via phone at (610) 527-8000, via email at investorrelations@essential.co, or via fax at 610-645-1061.

This page (NYSE:WTRG) was last updated on 2/2/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff