Where Do We Go Now? – Up or Down: Aqua America, Inc. (WTR)

Wall Street analysts will be watching closely when Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) reports its quarterly earnings next, which is scheduled for Thu 2 May (In 16 Days). Looking at the latest analyst forecasts, the current earnings-per-share (EPS) consensus estimate is sitting at $0.39 per share. In the preceding quarter, the company reportedly generated EPS of $0.31 per share of its common stock. Looking at profitability indicators, this organization has an operating margin of 38.60%, a profit margin of 22.90% and a gross margin of .

Speaking of Wall Street analysts, a number of market experts at top investment banks have recently posted their updated ratings on shares of Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). Most recently, on March 19th, 2019, UBS Upgrade a Buy rating. Before that, on December 6th, 2018, Robert W. Baird Upgrade to Outperform. Evercore ISI Initiated a In-line rating on September 17th, 2018, Boenning & Scattergood Upgrade an Outperform rating on August 20th, 2018, and Boenning & Scattergood Downgrade a Neutral rating on April 26th, 2018.

At its current price point, combined with the fact that this company has 177.99M shares outstanding, the current market capitalization sits at 6.37B. In the last trading day, 2,472,497 shares of Aqua America, Inc. were traded, which compares to its usual volume of about 753.19K shares per day of trading.

If we compare this company’s current price to its recent pricing activity, we can see that the price has changed by -$0.73 in the past five trading days, resulting in a percentage change of -2.00% and a moving average of 36.49. In the past 20 days, its price changed by -$0.34 (which is -0.94%) and the stock’s moving average was 36.65. Looking back a full 50 days, shares of WTR changed by $0.86 (which is +2.46%) and demonstrated a moving average of 36.13.

Staying in the same analytical area, this company’s stock has demonstrated a 9-day Stochastic %K score of 62.61%, a 14-day Stochastic %K score of 42.25% and a 20-day Stochastic %K score of 43.27%. Using a similar metric, Aqua America, Inc. (WTR) shares showed a Stochastic %D of 72.54% over the past 9 days, a Stochastic %D score of 46.75% over the last 14 days, and a 20-day Stochastic %D of 51.76%. Meanwhile, this stock’s MACD Oscillator was -0.14 over the past 9 days, -0.13 over the past two weeks, and -0.30 in the last 20 days.

As recent trading data suggests, this company’s shares have been hovering close to the $35.78 level. Over the past 12 months, this stock has experienced a high price of $38.24 and a low of $32.09. Top market experts pay heightened attention to a stock as it is getting closer to a notable historic high price or low price.

The Vanguard Group Inc purchased more shares of this company during the last fiscal quarter, as we can observe in the latest corresponding filing from Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This specific major shareholder, at the end of the quarter, held 18,871,131 shares of the company’s stock following the addition of 601,461 to this investor’s holdings during the three-month period. This share count represents that The Vanguard Group Inc now held 10.58% stake in Aqua America, Inc. (WTR)’s shares.

Just in the most recent trading day, Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) experienced a high price of $36.94 and low point of $35.44. At the end of the last trading session, this stock was at 35.78 per share, following a loss of -$36.48, or -1.92% during the full day.