Aqua America (WTR):
Aqua America (WTR) settled with change of 0.96% pushing the price on the $45.42 per share in recent trading session ended on Wednesday. The latest trading activity showed that the stock price is 41.54% off from its 52-week low and traded with move of -0.98% from high printed in the last 52-week period. The Company kept 215.31M Floating Shares and holds 215.54M shares outstanding.
The company’s earnings per share shows growth of -21.20% for the current year and expected to arrive earnings growth for the next year at 12.57% . Analyst projected EPS growth for the next 5 years at6.10%. The company’s EPS growth rate for past five years was -1.30%. The earnings growth rate for the next years is an important measure for investors planning to hold onto a stock for several years. The company’s earnings will usually have a direct relationship to the price of the company’s stock. The stock observed Sales growth of 1.90% during past 5 years. EPS growth quarter over quarter stands at -33.10% and Sales growth quarter over quarter is at 3.30%.
Shares price moved with -0.98% from its 50 Day high and distanced at 12.10% from 50 Day low. Analyses consensus rating score stands at 2. For the next one year period, the average of individual price target estimates referred by covering sell-side analysts is $44.83.
As took short look on profitability, the firm profit margin which was recorded 17.20%, and operating margin was noted at 34.80%. The Institutional ownership of the firm is 69.50% while Insiders ownership is 0.29%. Company has kept return on investment (ROI) at 7.40% over the previous 12 months and has been able to maintain return on asset (ROA) at 2.00% for the last twelve months. Return on equity (ROE) recorded at 5.90%.
Aqua America (WTR) stock recent traded volume stands with 1572665 shares as compared with its average volume of 1040.73K shares. The relative volume observed at 1.51.
Trading volume, or volume, is the number of shares or contracts that indicates the overall activity of a security or market for a given period. Trading volume is an important technical indicator an investor uses to confirm a trend or trend reversal. Volume gives an investor an idea of the price action of a security and whether he should buy or sell the security.
Volume analysis is used by technical analysts to determine the strength of price movement, as some believe price follows volume. For example, if the price of a stock is going up, but volume is declining, it can be a bearish signal. On the hand, if price is declining and volume is rising, it is definitely a bearish sign.
The current ratio of 5.3 is mainly used to give an idea of a company’s ability to pay back its liabilities (debt and accounts payable) with its assets (cash, marketable securities, inventory, accounts receivable). As such, current ratio can be used to make a rough estimate of a company’s financial health. The quick ratio of 5.3 is a measure of how well a company can meet its short-term financial liabilities with quick assets (cash and cash equivalents, short-term marketable securities, and accounts receivable). The higher the ratio, the more financially secure a company is in the short term. A common rule of thumb is that companies with a quick ratio of greater than 1.0 are sufficiently able to meet their short-term liabilities.
The long term debt/equity shows a value of 0.72 with a total debt/equity of 0.78. It gives the investors the idea on the company’s financial leverage, measured by apportioning total liabilities by its stockholders equity. It also illustrates how much debt the corporation is using to finance its assets in relation to the value represented in shareholders’ equity.
Trend Following Tool:
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Aqua America (WTR) stock moved higher 1.15% in contrast to its 20 day moving average displaying short-term positive movement of stock. It shifted 2.80% up its 50-day simple moving average. This is showing medium-term optimistic trend based on SMA 50. The stock price went above 15.28% from its 200-day simple moving average identifying long-term rising trend.
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After many years in the market, Charles Frey dedicated all his time to write articles highlighting different financial problems. He has worked as financial analyst until his retirement. He is a well-known research director and portfolio manager for more than 5 years.
Charles holds a postgraduate degree in Software Engineering. ‘The stock market is filled with individuals who know the price of everything, but the value of nothing.’ Charles is a share market expert, being personally invested for over 6 years. He has been writing his entire life, and while he has made a career of business and finance reporting, he still enjoys writing short stories and poetry.
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