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Essential Utilities - WTRG Price Target & Analyst Ratings

$42.13
+0.02 (+0.05%)
(As of 03/27/2023 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$42.02
$42.75
50-Day Range
$40.65
$48.23
52-Week Range
$38.50
$52.62
Volume
1.15 million shs
Average Volume
1.26 million shs
Market Capitalization
$11.14 billion
P/E Ratio
23.80
Dividend Yield
2.73%
Price Target
$52.38

Essential Utilities Consensus Rating and Price Target (2023)

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Consensus Analyst Rating

Moderate Buy
Based on 8 Analyst Ratings

Consensus Analyst Price Target

$52.38
24.32% Upside
High Prediction$57.00
Average Prediction$52.38
Low Prediction$44.00
TypeCurrent
3/28/22 to 3/28/23
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2/26/22 to 2/26/23
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12/28/21 to 12/28/22
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Moderate Buy
Moderate Buy
Moderate Buy
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3 Buy rating(s)
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1 Hold rating(s)
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0 Sell rating(s)
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Consensus Price Target$52.38$52.29$51.86$52.50
Predicted Upside24.32% Upside8.13% Upside7.00% Upside12.36% 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
2.88
2.34
2.47
Consensus RatingModerate BuyHoldHold
Predicted Upside24.32% Upside76.24% Upside22.47% Upside
News Sentiment RatingPositive News
Neutral News
Positive News

Historical Target Prices and Ratings

DateBrokerageAnalyst NameActionRatingPrice TargetUpside/Downside on Report DateDetails
3/16/2023Royal Bank of Canada
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 Reiterated RatingOutperform$54.00+25.35%
2/28/2023Wells Fargo & Company
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 Lower TargetOverweight$53.00 ➝ $52.00+19.73%
2/6/2023UBS Group
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 UpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$54.00 ➝ $55.00+17.27%
10/20/2022Evercore ISI
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 Lower Target$44.00+10.75%
9/9/2022Bank of America
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 DowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$52.00+6.86%
8/18/2022HSBC
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 UpgradeHold ➝ Buy$53.00 ➝ $57.00+9.81%
8/5/2022Robert W. Baird
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 Boost TargetOutperform$50.00 ➝ $54.00+4.73%
7/18/2022Northcoast Research
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 Initiated CoverageBuy
7/18/2022Barclays
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 Lower TargetOverweight$54.00 ➝ $51.00+7.32%
7/13/2021The Goldman Sachs Group
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 DowngradeConviction-Buy ➝ Buy
1/21/2021US Capital Advisors
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B. Followill
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Initiated CoverageHold
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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 8 analysts in the last year, the consensus rating for Essential Utilities stock is Moderate Buy based on the current 1 hold rating and 7 buy ratings for WTRG. The average twelve-month price prediction for Essential Utilities is $52.38 with a high price target of $57.00 and a low price target of $44.00. 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 Moderate Buy while the average consensus rating for utilities companies is Hold. Learn more on how WTRG compares to other companies.

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 11.30% based on their 12-month price targets.

What analysts cover Essential Utilities?

Essential Utilities has been rated by Royal Bank of Canada, UBS Group, and Wells Fargo & Company in the past 90 days.


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This page (NYSE:WTRG) was last updated on 3/28/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff