Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) is scheduled to be posting its quarterly earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, February 28th. Analysts expect Aqua America to post earnings of $0.31 per share for the quarter.
Shares of Aqua America (NYSE:WTR) opened at $34.51 on Wednesday. Aqua America has a 12-month low of $29.91 and a 12-month high of $39.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 0.55 and a quick ratio of 0.48. The company has a market cap of $6,130.00, a PE ratio of 25.95, a PEG ratio of 4.40 and a beta of 0.44.
The business also recently announced a mar 18 dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, February 16th will be given a $0.2047 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, February 15th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.00579722458227131%. Aqua America’s dividend payout ratio is 61.65%.
Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Hilliard Lyons raised shares of Aqua America from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. Argus raised their target price on shares of Aqua America from $37.00 to $41.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Aqua America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Sunday, January 21st. Robert W. Baird reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $32.00 target price on shares of Aqua America in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price target on shares of Aqua America in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $39.17.
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About Aqua America
Aqua America, Inc is a holding company. The Company is engaged in providing water or wastewater services concentrated in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, Indiana and Virginia. The Company is the holding company for its primary subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc Its market-based activities are conducted through Aqua Resources, Inc (Aqua Resources) and Aqua Infrastructure, LLC (Aqua Infrastructure).
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