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Aqua America, Inc is an other business based in the US. Aqua America shares (WTRU) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Aqua America employs 1,570 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$8.6 billion.

How to buy shares in Aqua America

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Aqua America. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: WTRU. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Aqua America reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$54.87, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Aqua America, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Aqua America. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted Aqua America's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Aqua America's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$54.87, which is 20.62% down on its pre-crash value of USD$69.12 and 31.71% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$41.66.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Aqua America shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$637.17 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$788.48.

Aqua America share price

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Aqua America shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-15.
Latest market closeUSD$54.87
52-week rangeUSD$41.66 - USD$70.71
50-day moving average USD$54.3877
200-day moving average USD$56.5386
Wall St. target priceN/A
PE ratio 41.2393
Dividend yield N/A (4%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.0012

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Is it a good time to buy Aqua America stock?

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Aqua America price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $54.87 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-22) -3.82%
1 month (2020-09-29) 2.70%
3 months (2020-07-29) -7.83%
6 months (2020-04-29) -5.62%
1 year (2019-10-29) -8.11%
2 years (2018-10-25) N/A
3 years (2017-10-25) N/A
5 years (2015-10-25) N/A

Is Aqua America under- or over-valued?

Valuing Aqua America stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Aqua America's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Aqua America's P/E ratio

Aqua America's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 41x. In other words, Aqua America shares trade at around 41x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Aqua America financials

Gross profit TTM USD$0
Return on assets TTM 0%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 0%
Book value N/A
Market capitalisation USD$8.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Aqua America share dividends

We're not expecting Aqua America to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Aqua America overview

Aqua America, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water or wastewater services in the United States. It offers water services through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other parties. The company also provides non-utility raw water supply services for firms in the natural gas drilling industry; and water and sewer line protection solutions, and repair services to households through third-party. It serves approximately three million residential water, commercial water, fire protection, industrial water, wastewater, and other water and utility customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, Indiana, and Virginia. The company was formerly known as Philadelphia Suburban Corporation and changed its name to Aqua America, Inc. in 2004. Aqua America, Inc. was founded in 1968 and is based in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.

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