Aqua America stock: buy or sell?
January 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. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best moment to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
These 2 buy setups work for Aqua America stock right now:
|New all-time high||Yes|
|New 52 week high||Yes|
|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.At Stocks2.com, we gathered 5 ratings published for WTR stock in the last month. The general sentiment of these ratings is bullish for WTR stock, with 4 positive ratings.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-7-15||Bank of America||n/a||Buy|
|2019-2-5||Janney Montgomery Scott||n/a||Buy|
Aqua America stock analysis
After several days of continuous rises in past weeks, Aqua America declined -0.46% to $51.86.
After several days of continuous hikes in past weeks, Aqua America declined -0.46% to $51.86. On November WTR price bounced up over the SMA of 100 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. Even closing in lows, the session peaked to new all time highs at $52.15.
After boosting a dazzling 7.42% in a week last week, Aqua America closed this week at $51.86 and jumped a good 2.55%. For 3 weeks in a row, price soared and marked a profit of 12.09%.
WTR shows a strong mid-term uptrend with several rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last bottom by mid November 2019, WTR climbed unceasignly breaking out to new all time highs. It hit new all-time highs again this week, setting highs to $52.58. Late April 2019, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 36.44%. Since price and SMA40w lines crossed up early February, WTR climbed $17.94 (52.89%).
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 $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 Jan 24th with a price of $52.58.
Aqua America stock price target is $45.30How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. You should not follow the analysts' WTR stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. We have 3 price predictions for Aqua America stock published in the last 30 days:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-7-15||Bank of America||Initiates||n/a||$45.00||-|
|2019-6-28||HSBC||Set Price Target||n/a||$46.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareOn February, Aqua America missed the forecasts of the experts and posted a disappointing EPS of $0.31 per share when experts were expecting $0.32.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual revenues report draw a nice increase of 3.53% to $838.09 M dollars. Nevertheless, its earnings margin (compared to sales) slipped 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 posted $205.75 M in sales for 2018-Q4, a -9.02% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $-3.66 million with a profit margin of -1.78%. Profit margin collapsed a -36.37% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 34.59%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Aqua America sales marked a tiny growth and appreciated 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 invest in shares of a company, it's worth to review its ownership structure.
Aqua America shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.21% of all shares.
In case of Aqua America stock, 69.95% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for WTR stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Aqua America:
|Market cap||$11.2 B|
|Total shares||215.8 M|
|Float shares||203.9 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||70.0%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.2%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
Aqua America summary
|Friday, January 24th, 2020|
|Day range||$51.77 - $52.58|
|Average true range||$0.68|
|50d mov avg||$46.06|
|100d mov avg||$45.30|
|200d mov avg||$42.72|
Aqua America performanceTo measure stock performance is always good to compare with competitors or related stocks. For Aqua America, the benchmark is made against .