Aqua America (WTR) Has Been Upgraded Today by Robert W. Baird to a “Outperform”

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.29 in 2018 Q2. Its up 0.26, from 1.03 in 2018Q1. It is positive, 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.

First Interstate Bancshares holds 750 shares. Girard Prns invested in 0.12% or 18,685 shares. Rhumbline Advisers accumulated 340,143 shares or 0.02% of the stock. The New York-based Art Advsr Llc has invested 0.02% in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). Moreover, Tiaa Cref Invest Mngmt Ltd has 0.01% invested in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). Pennsylvania Trust has invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). Tokio Marine Asset Com Ltd reported 6,200 shares. Clearbridge Invs Limited Liability invested in 425 shares. Barrett Asset reported 5,994 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). Corecommodity Mngmt Ltd has invested 0.76% of its portfolio in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). 522,710 were reported by Ameriprise Fin Inc. Tortoise Capital Advsr Ltd has 30 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Gsa Partners Llp holds 0.03% or 18,626 shares. Manchester Mngmt Limited Liability Com has 0.12% invested in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) for 22,599 shares.

Since November 14, 2018, it had 5 insider buys, and 0 insider sales for $1.47 million activity. Franklin Chris bought $835,334 worth of Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) on Wednesday, November 14. STEWART LEE C bought $329,500 worth of stock or 10,000 shares. SCHULLER DANIEL bought $100,528 worth of stock or 3,050 shares. FOX RICHARD SCOTT had bought 3,096 shares worth $100,156 on Thursday, November 15.

Aqua America (WTR) Stock Upgrade

Robert W. Baird increased the shares of Aqua America (WTR) from a “Neutral” rating to “Outperform” rating in a research note issued on Thursday, 6 December.

The stock increased 2.25% or $0.77 during the last trading session, reaching $35.02. About 1.47 million shares traded or 105.43% up from the average. Aqua America, Inc. (WTR) has risen 10.66% since December 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.96% the S&P500.

Analysts await Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) to report earnings on February, 26. They expect $0.32 EPS, 0.00 % or $0.00 from last year’s $0.32 per share. WTR’s profit will be $56.94M for 27.36 P/E if the $0.32 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.44 actual EPS reported by Aqua America, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -27.27 % negative EPS growth.

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 $6.23 billion. It offers water and wastewater services through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other parties. It has a 25.01 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.

More notable recent Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) news were published by: Foxbusiness.com which released: “3 Water Stocks Win Upgrades: Are Any of Them Buys? – Fox Business” on December 06, 2018, also 247Wallst.com with their article: “Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alphabet, American Water, Apple, Facebook, Macy’s, Southern Copper, Twitter, YY and Many More – 24/7 Wall St.” published on December 06, 2018, Fool.com published: “3 Dividend Stocks That Are Perfect for Retirement – The Motley Fool” on November 15, 2018. More interesting news about Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) were released by: Fool.com and their article: “Here’s Why Aqua America Fell as Much as 10% Today – Motley Fool” published on October 23, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Should I Trade Aqua America For American Water Works? – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: November 26, 2018.

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