Evoqua Water Technologies (AQUA) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds

News stories about Evoqua Water Technologies (NYSE:AQUA) have trended somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Evoqua Water Technologies earned a news sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.6711282617635 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Goldman Sachs Group assumed coverage on Evoqua Water Technologies in a report on Monday, November 27th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $22.00 price objective on the stock. Robert W. Baird assumed coverage on Evoqua Water Technologies in a report on Monday, November 27th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $23.00 price objective on the stock. Citigroup assumed coverage on Evoqua Water Technologies in a report on Monday, November 27th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $26.00 price objective on the stock. Royal Bank of Canada assumed coverage on Evoqua Water Technologies in a report on Monday, November 27th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $25.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. started coverage on Evoqua Water Technologies in a report on Thursday, November 30th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $23.00 price objective on the stock. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $24.13.

Shares of Evoqua Water Technologies (NYSE AQUA) opened at $24.67 on Thursday. Evoqua Water Technologies has a 1-year low of $19.10 and a 1-year high of $24.85.

In other Evoqua Water Technologies news, CFO Benedict J. Stas acquired 2,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $18.00 per share, for a total transaction of $36,000.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Ronald C. Keating acquired 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $18.00 per share, for a total transaction of $54,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have acquired 6,000 shares of company stock worth $108,000.

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About Evoqua Water Technologies

Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. is focused on providing water treatment solutions. The Company is offering services, systems and technologies to support customers’ full water lifecycle needs. The Company offers a comprehensive portfolio of differentiated, proprietary technology solutions. The Company operates through three segments Industrial, Municipal and Products.

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