Aqua America is part of the utilities sector and is in the regulated utilities industry. The company CEO is Christopher H. Franklin. Aqua America Inc is the holding company for regulated utilities providing water or wastewater services concentrated in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, Indiana, and Virginia.
Previous Intraday Trading Performance:
The WTR stock showed a previous change of 2.03% with an open at 40.01 and a close of 40.63. It reached an intraday high of 40.72 and a low of 39.82.
The stock has a market cap of $8.8b with 215.7m shares outstanding, of which the float is 215.0m shares. Trading volume reached 1,364,835 shares compared to its average volume of 1,496,475 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.
Historical Trading Performance:
Over the last five trading days, Aqua America shares returned 2.47% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 5.83%. Over three months, it changed 10.20%. In one year it has changed 18.54% and within that year its 52-week high was 40.72 and its 52-week low was 32.09. WTR stock is 26.61% above its 52 Week Low.
Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 35.66 and a 50 day moving average of 37.77. Currently WTR stock is trading 13.94% above its 200 day moving average.
The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.08 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 37.62. Based on 5 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.30. The TTM EPS is 1.41, which comes to a TTM PE of 28.82. Historically, the PE high was 37.62 and the PE low was 18.10. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 25.52, which is a decrease of -37.20%.
Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:
|1st||Qtr of 2019||(Reported on 05/02/2019):||0.09|
|4th||Qtr of 2018||(Reported on 02/18/2019):||-0.02|
|3rd||Qtr of 2018||(Reported on 11/05/2018):||0.44|
|2nd||Qtr of 2018||(Reported on 08/01/2018):||0.37|
|1st||Qtr of 2018||(Reported on 05/08/2018):||0.29|
The dividend per share is currently 0.88, which is a dividend yield of 2.20%.
Indicators to Watch:
Based on the latest filings, there is 92.00% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 9,521,036, which was 4.41% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 11.18. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.
The current calculated beta is 0.43.
Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 8.34%, return on assets is 2.45%, profit margin is 18.81%, price-to-sales is 10.22 and price-to-book is 4.34.
All scores are out of six:
0 :Valuation Score
2 :Past Performance Score
0 :Financial Strength Score
2 :Future Growth Score
4 :Dividend Score
1 :Overall Score