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S&P 500   4,532.76
DOW   35,028.65
QQQ   366.48
S&P 500   4,532.76
DOW   35,028.65
QQQ   366.48
S&P 500   4,532.76
DOW   35,028.65
QQQ   366.48
NYSE:WTRG

Essential Utilities Price Target, Predictions & Analyst Ratings

$48.28
-0.19 (-0.39%)
(As of 01/19/2022 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$48.22
$49.23
50-Day Range
$46.93
$53.69
52-Week Range
$41.11
$53.93
Volume
796,486 shs
Average Volume
1.02 million shs
Market Capitalization
$12.20 billion
P/E Ratio
29.62
Dividend Yield
2.21%
Beta
0.6

Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Price Target and Consensus Rating

MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.

Analyst Rating Consensus

Buy
Based on 4 Analyst Ratings

Analyst Price Target Consensus

$54.00
11.85% Upside

High PT$56.00
Average PT$54.00
Low PT$52.00
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1/20/21 to 1/20/22
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2 Hold rating(s)
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Consensus Price Target$54.00$53.67$51.67$47.83
Price Target Upside11.85% Upside9.29% Upside7.43% Upside12.05% Upside
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Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) vs. Its Competitors

TypeEssential UtilitiesUtilities CompaniesS&P 500
Consensus Rating Score
2.50
2.36
2.55
Consensus RatingBuyHoldBuy
Price Target Upside11.85% Upside30.19% Upside13.87% Upside
News Sentiment RatingNegative News
Neutral News
Neutral News
MarketBeat
Community Rating
Outperform Votes
7
58.33%
Underperform Votes
5
41.67%
Avg. Outperform Votes
197
61.37%
Avg. Underperform Votes
124
38.63%
Avg. Outperform Votes
837
69.40%
Avg. Underperform Votes
369
30.60%

Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Analyst Ratings History

DateBrokerageAnalyst NameActionRatingPrice TargetUpside/Downside on Report DateDetails
12/8/2021Barclays
UpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$50.00 ➝ $56.00+11.64%
8/6/2021Evercore ISI
Durgesh Chopra
Reiterated RatingHold$52.00+2.95%
7/13/2021The Goldman Sachs Group
DowngradeConviction-Buy ➝ Buy
1/21/2021US Capital Advisors
B. Followill
Initiated CoverageHold
1/13/2021Robert W. Baird
Boost Price TargetOutperform$46.00 ➝ $53.00+13.64%
9/14/2020Wells Fargo & Company
UpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$45.00+14.36%
8/10/2020Bank of America
UpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy
6/5/2020UBS Group
Boost Price TargetNeutral$43.00 ➝ $45.00+1.10%
5/13/2020Royal Bank of Canada
Shelby Tucker
Reiterated RatingBuy$49.00+27.54%
(Data available from 1/20/2017 forward. View 10+ years of historical ratings with our analyst ratings screener.)












Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) Analyst Ratings 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 2 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for WTRG. The average twelve-month price target for Essential Utilities is $54.00 with a high price target of $56.00 and a low price target of $52.00. Learn more on WTRG's analyst rating history

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

Analysts like Essential Utilities stock more than the stock of 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

Do MarketBeat users like Essential Utilities more than its competitors?

MarketBeat users like Essential Utilities stock less than the stock of other Utilities companies. 58.33% of MarketBeat users gave Essential Utilities an outperform vote while utilities companies recieve an average of 61.37% outperform votes by MarketBeat users.

Is Essential Utilities being upgraded by Wall Street analysts?

Over the previous 90 days, Essential Utilities's stock had 1 upgrade by analysts.

Does Essential Utilities's stock price have much upside?

According to analysts, Essential Utilities's stock has a predicted upside of 7.28% based on their 12-month price targets.

What analysts cover Essential Utilities?

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

This page was last updated on 1/20/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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