Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) Reports Increase in Sellers; Strong Momentum for Short Players

September 16, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.26, from 1.03 in 2018Q1. It increased, as 15 investors sold Aqua America, Inc. shares while 114 reduced holdings. 47 funds opened positions while 119 raised stakes. 94.11 million shares or 0.08% more from 94.04 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Dimensional Fund Advsr Limited Partnership, a Texas-based fund reported 932,286 shares. Tarbox Family Office invested in 94 shares or 0% of the stock. Us Financial Bank De invested in 34,783 shares or 0% of the stock. Cannell Peter B Inc, a New York-based fund reported 10,875 shares. First Allied Advisory Inc reported 0.01% stake. Adirondack holds 13,580 shares or 0.34% of its portfolio. Amp Capital Invsts, Australia-based fund reported 112,707 shares. Blb&B Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.72% in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). 19 are held by Parallax Volatility Advisers Lp. 12,200 were reported by Axa. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans has 40,533 shares. At Bank & Trust accumulated 6,313 shares. Kennedy has 0.2% invested in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) for 304,330 shares. Rhode Island-based Endurance Wealth Inc has invested 0.01% in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). The Japan-based Tokio Marine Asset Management has invested 0.04% in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR).

The stock of Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) registered an increase of 3.89% in short interest. WTR’s total short interest was 5.98 million shares in September as published by FINRA. Its up 3.89% from 5.76M shares, reported previously. With 434,500 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 14 days to cover their WTR’s short positions. The short interest to Aqua America Inc’s float is 3.37%.

The stock increased 0.50% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $38.02. About 560,253 shares traded or 20.08% up from the average. Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) has risen 10.66% since September 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.96% the S&P500.

Aqua America, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water or wastewater services in the United States. The company has market cap of $6.76 billion. It offers water and wastewater services through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other parties. It has a 27.35 P/E ratio. The firm also provides water and wastewater line repair services, and protection solutions to households; and non-utility raw water supply services for firms in the natural gas drilling industry.

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