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When Will the Next Bull Market Be?
Global smartphone shipments climb nearly 8% in 1st quarter as Samsung retakes the lead
S&P 500   5,061.82
DOW   37,735.11
QQQ   431.06
5 Small-Cap Energy Stocks Surged in Price and Volume on Friday
Novo Nordisk Arms Wegovy to Be a Triple Threat
Vital Farms Rides the Pasture-Raised Egg Trend to the Bank
3 Energy Plays for Cash Flow: Buy 1 or Buy Them All
M&T Bank, Goldman Sachs rise; Salesforce, Tesla fall, Monday, 4/15/2024
When Will the Next Bull Market Be?
Global smartphone shipments climb nearly 8% in 1st quarter as Samsung retakes the lead
S&P 500   5,061.82
DOW   37,735.11
QQQ   431.06
5 Small-Cap Energy Stocks Surged in Price and Volume on Friday
Novo Nordisk Arms Wegovy to Be a Triple Threat
Vital Farms Rides the Pasture-Raised Egg Trend to the Bank
3 Energy Plays for Cash Flow: Buy 1 or Buy Them All
M&T Bank, Goldman Sachs rise; Salesforce, Tesla fall, Monday, 4/15/2024
When Will the Next Bull Market Be?
Global smartphone shipments climb nearly 8% in 1st quarter as Samsung retakes the lead
S&P 500   5,061.82
DOW   37,735.11
QQQ   431.06
5 Small-Cap Energy Stocks Surged in Price and Volume on Friday
Novo Nordisk Arms Wegovy to Be a Triple Threat
Vital Farms Rides the Pasture-Raised Egg Trend to the Bank
3 Energy Plays for Cash Flow: Buy 1 or Buy Them All
M&T Bank, Goldman Sachs rise; Salesforce, Tesla fall, Monday, 4/15/2024
When Will the Next Bull Market Be?
Global smartphone shipments climb nearly 8% in 1st quarter as Samsung retakes the lead

Essential Utilities (WTRG) Stock Forecast & Price Target

$34.56
+0.20 (+0.58%)
(As of 04/15/2024 ET)

Essential Utilities Consensus Analyst Rating and Stock Price Forecast (2024)

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Analysts' Consensus Rating

Buy
Based on 4 Analyst Ratings

Analysts' Consensus Price Target

$43.00
24.42% Upside
High Forecast$45.00
Average Forecast$43.00
Low Forecast$42.00
TypeCurrent Forecast
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Consensus Price Target$43.00$43.00$48.25$52.38
Predicted Upside24.42% Upside26.56% Upside25.67% Upside11.30% Upside
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WTRG Analyst Ratings By Month

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WTRG Price Targets by Month

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Essential Utilities Stock vs. The Competition

TypeEssential UtilitiesUtilities CompaniesS&P 500
Consensus Rating Score
3.00
2.43
2.48
Consensus RatingBuyHoldHold
Predicted Upside25.55% Upside76.08% Upside11.08% Upside
News Sentiment RatingPositive News
Neutral News
Positive News

Recent Analyst Ratings and Stock Forecasts

DateBrokerageAnalyst NameActionRatingPrice TargetUpside/Downside on Report DateDetails
3/4/2024Evercore ISI
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 Lower TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$51.00 ➝ $42.00+20.48%
11/3/2023Edward Jones
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 UpgradeHold ➝ Buy
10/4/2023UBS Group
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 Lower TargetBuy ➝ Buy$46.00 ➝ $45.00+37.45%
9/28/2023Northcoast Research
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 UpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$42.00+22.34%

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WTRG Price Target - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Essential Utilities's consensus rating and price target?

According to the issued ratings of 4 analysts in the last year, the consensus rating for Essential Utilities stock is Buy based on the current 4 buy ratings for WTRG. The average twelve-month price prediction for Essential Utilities is $43.00 with a high price target of $45.00 and a low price target of $42.00. Learn more on WTRG's analyst rating history.

Do Wall Street analysts like Essential Utilities more than its competitors?

Analysts like Essential Utilities more than other Utilities companies. The consensus rating for Essential Utilities is Buy while the average consensus rating for utilities companies is Hold. Learn more on how WTRG compares to other companies.

Does Essential Utilities's stock price have much upside?

According to analysts, Essential Utilities's stock has a predicted upside of 26.56% based on their 12-month stock forecasts.

What analysts cover Essential Utilities?

Essential Utilities has been rated by Evercore ISI in the past 90 days.


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This page (NYSE:WTRG) was last updated on 4/16/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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