Analyst Ratings for Aqua America Inc. (WTR)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Aqua America Inc. (NYSE:WTR) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for WTR last month.

Of the 12 analysts covering the stock, 5 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for WTR. The maximum price target given was 38, implying a possible profit of 13.98 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 27, implying a possible loss of -19.02 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.73 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

WTR has an estimated earnings growth rate of 3.97 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. WTR has a PEG ratio of 6.46.

WTR has traded between a high of 34.86 and a low of 28.03 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 18.94 percent, and below the high by 4.36 percent. WTR has a price/earnings ratio of 25.65. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WTR value stock report compares WTR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of WTR is $5.94 billion. WTR is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.