Aqua America stock: buy or sell?
February 24th, 2020
Aqua America, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water or wastewater services in the United States.
Should I buy Aqua America stock?Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. That's why is so important to define your own trading strategy that fits your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
Currently, Aqua America stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Aqua America stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.Unfortunately, we couldn't detect any rating for WTR stock for the last 30 days.
Aqua America stock analysis
After marking all time highs on Feb/18, Aqua America fell -2.62% to $51.67.
Aqua America fell -2.62% on Feb/24 to $51.67 after marking all time highs on February/18. On November WTR price bounced up over the SMA of 100 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. On Feb 18th, WTR hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on February tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.
Aqua America shares eased -2.62% late February, ending at $51.67. By mid January WTR climbed an outstanding 7.43% in just one week.
Aqua America stock is drawing an uptrend with rising tops and bottoms. Now trading in between its last bottom and last top, WTR might consolidate in a flat-base, waiting to break out over or down under . Not so far away is the last all-time high Aqua America marked by mid February. Late April 2019, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 36.55%. Since price and SMA20w lines crossed up late November 2019, WTR climbed $8.45 (19.55%).
Aqua America stock price history
Aqua America IPO was on May 13th, 1985 at $0.00 per share1. Since then, WTR stock surged a inf%, with a yearly average of inf%. If you had invested right after WTR's IPO a $1,000 in Aqua America stock in 1985, it would worth $inf today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
Aqua America stock historical price chart
WTR stock reached all-time highs on February 18th with a price of $54.52.
Aqua America stock price targetPredicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last month we have not detected any price target for Aqua America stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAqua America let down analysts when it reported an Earnings per Share (EPS) of $0.31 when the analysts' forecast was $0.32.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw a nice increase of 3.53% to $838.09 million dollars. Nonetheless, its income margin (compared to sales) fell to 22.91%, that is $191.99 million.
|2013||$769 M||-||$205 M26.7%||-|
|2014||$780 M||1.47%||$233 M29.9%||13.78%|
|2015||$814 M||4.40%||$202 M24.8%||-13.48%|
|2016||$820 M||0.70%||$234 M28.6%||16.05%|
|2017||$810 M||-1.26%||$240 M29.6%||2.37%|
|2018||$838 M||3.53%||$192 M22.9%||-19.92%|
Quarterly financial resultsAqua America reported $205.75 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a -9.02% decline compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $-3.66 million with a profit margin of -1.78%. Profit margin plummed a -36.37% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 34.59%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Aqua America sales marked a tiny gain and stepped up a 1.20%.
|2017-Q1||$188 M||-||$49 M26.1%||-|
|2017-Q2||$203 M||8.32%||$61 M30.0%||24.25%|
|2017-Q3||$215 M||5.70%||$76 M35.5%||25.02%|
|2017-Q4||$203 M||-5.44%||$53 M26.3%||-29.85%|
|2018-Q1||$194 M||-4.41%||$51 M26.2%||-4.93%|
|2018-Q2||$212 M||9.01%||$67 M31.4%||30.98%|
|2018-Q3||$226 M||6.74%||$78 M34.6%||17.46%|
|2018-Q4||$206 M||-9.02%||$-4 M-1.8%||-104.68%|
Aqua America ownershipWhen you are planning to buy shares of a stock, it's worth to overview its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Aqua America, of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:
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|Total shares||0.0 M|
|Float shares||0.0 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||0.0%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.0%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
Aqua America summary
|Monday, February 24th, 2020|
|Day range||$51.66 - $52.91|
|Average true range||$0.82|
|50d mov avg||$49.43|
|100d mov avg||$46.91|
|200d mov avg||$44.14|
Aqua America performanceStocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. In the following table, we compare Aqua America performance to :