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Essential Utilities, Inc. (WTRG)

Stock Price: $41.73 USD -0.90 (-2.11%)
Updated Mar 8, 2021 4:00 PM EST - Market closed
Market Cap 10.46B
Revenue (ttm) 1.46B
Net Income (ttm) 284.85M
Shares Out 249.77M
EPS (ttm) 1.12
PE Ratio 37.26
Forward PE 25.19
Dividend $1.00
Dividend Yield 2.40%
Trading Day March 8
Last Price $41.73
Previous Close $42.63
Change ($) -0.90
Change (%) -2.11%
Day's Open 42.59
Day's Range 41.62 - 42.65
Day's Volume 1,133,118
52-Week Range 29.73 - 48.64

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Zacks Investment Research - 1 week ago

Essential Utilities' (WTRG) fourth-quarter earnings are on par with estimates. The company has planned $3-billion investment through 2023 to strengthen its water and gas infrastructure.

Zacks Investment Research - 1 week ago

Essential Utilities (WTRG) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 0.00% and -12.39%, respectively, for the quarter ended December 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for th...

Business Wire - 1 week ago

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG), today reported results for the fourth quarter and year ended Dec. 31, 2020. “2020 marks another remarkable year in our c...

Zacks Investment Research - 2 weeks ago

Essential Utilities (WTRG) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

Zacks Investment Research - 1 month ago

Fourth-quarter earnings of ONEOK (OKE), Southern Company (SO), Exelon (EXC) and Essential Utilities (WTRG) are going to get a boost from new rates, customer growth and effective cost management.

Other stocks mentioned: EXC, NEE, OKE, SO
GuruFocus - 1 month ago

The three stocks listed below have underperformed the broader market recently. They are also in considerable financial distress, as represented by poor Altman Z-Scores, which indicate bankrupt...

Other stocks mentioned: OGS, USDP
Business Wire - 1 month ago

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE:WTRG) announced today that its Pennsylvania wastewater subsidiary has signed an asset purchase agreement (APA) with Willistown T...

Business Wire - 1 month ago

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The board of directors of Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.2507 per share, payable March 1, 2021 to all sha...

Business Wire - 1 month ago

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) expects to report earnings for the quarter ended Dec. 31, 2020 and the full year 2020 following market close on Feb. 24, ...

Business Wire - 1 month ago

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) announced today that Robert Davis will succeed Ed Kolodziej as president of the company's Aqua Ohio water and wastewater ...

Business Wire - 1 month ago

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE:WTRG) announced today that its Pennsylvania wastewater subsidiary has signed an asset purchase agreement with East Whiteland Tow...

GlobeNewsWire - 1 month ago

Essential Services and Shareholder Value Delivered with Integrity Essential Services and Shareholder Value Delivered with Integrity

Business Wire - 1 month ago

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) today announces 2021 guidance including an update on the company's municipal acquisition program and ESG objectives. “Tha...

The Motley Fool - 2 months ago

Here's how the 10 largest dividend-paying water utility stocks stack up.

Other stocks mentioned: ARTNA, AWK, AWR, CWT, GWRS, MSEX, SBS, SJW, YORW
Business Wire - 2 months ago

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) today announced its largest subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania, acquired the wastewater assets of New Garden Township, serving...

Seeking Alpha - 2 months ago

Water utilities pose a growing investment risk, putting unsuspecting investors at greater peril than other utilities – including the dreaded natural gas utilities. Investors need to assess top...

Other stocks mentioned: AQN, ARTNA, AWK, AWR, CWCO, CWT, MSEX, SJW, YORW
Zacks Investment Research - 2 months ago

Water supply stocks like California Water (CWT), Primo Water (PRMW), Essential Utilities (WTRG) have the potential to generate positive returns as resumption of economic activities will create...

Other stocks mentioned: CWT, PRMW
InvestorPlace - 2 months ago

With so many changes erupting everywhere, your portfolio may benefit from infrastructure stocks. No, they're not outrageously appealing but they tend to get the job done.

Other stocks mentioned: AMT, BEP, CAT, UNP, URI, VMC, WM, XLK
Business Wire - 2 months ago

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--XL Fleet (the “Company”), a leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, today announced that Essential Utilities, Inc. (“Essential...

Business Wire - 2 months ago

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) announced the appointment of Erin O'Donnell as the communications director responsible for external and internal communic...

Business Wire - 3 months ago

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) expects to announce 2021 guidance before markets open on Jan. 11, 2021. Management expects to provide an update on the co...

Zacks Investment Research - 3 months ago

4 Utility Water Supply Stocks to Watch Amid Coronavirus Woes

Other stocks mentioned: AWK, CWT, PRMW
Seeking Alpha - 3 months ago

Essential Utilities delivered a solid 7% dividend increase in August, which along with the payout ratio indicates the sustainability of the dividend going forward. Despite a challenging operat...

Business Wire - 3 months ago

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) announced today Christopher Franklin, chairman and CEO of Essential Utilities, has been appointed to the Allegheny Confer...

Business Wire - 3 months ago

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) announced today that Colleen Arnold, president of its water and wastewater utilities across the eight-state Aqua footprin...

Seeking Alpha - 4 months ago

Essential Utilities, Inc. (WTRG) CEO Chris Franklin on Q3 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Zacks Investment Research - 4 months ago

Essential Utilities (WTRG) third-quarter revenues benefit from strong contribution from the natural gas segment and volume increase from the water segment.

Zacks Investment Research - 4 months ago

Essential Utilities (WTRG) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of -11.54% and 1.94%, respectively, for the quarter ended September 2020. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for t...

Benzinga - 4 months ago

Shares of Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) moved higher by 0.35% in after-market trading after the company reported Q3 results. Quarterly Results Earnings per share decreased 52.08% over the pa...

Business Wire - 4 months ago

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG), today reported results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2020. Company Highlights “Our commitment to providing safe,...

Zacks Investment Research - 4 months ago

Dividends are one of the best benefits to being a shareholder, but finding a great dividend stock is no easy task. Does Essential Utilities (WTRG) have what it takes?

Business Wire - 4 months ago

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The board of directors of Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.2507 per share, payable Dec. 1, 2020 to all shar...

Business Wire - 4 months ago

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE:WTRG) published its 2019 Environmental, Social, and Governance or ESG report today. The report is published as an interactive mi...

Zacks Investment Research - 4 months ago

Dividends are one of the best benefits to being a shareholder, but finding a great dividend stock is no easy task. Does Essential Utilities (WTRG) have what it takes?

Seeking Alpha - 5 months ago

In total, my dividend stock purchases of VYM totaled $1,140.63, acquiring 14 total shares.

Other stocks mentioned: CAH, CVS, DEO, GD, JNJ, ORRF, VYM, WBA
Business Wire - 5 months ago

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) expects to report earnings for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2020 following market close Nov. 3, 2020. The company’s confer...

The Motley Fool - 5 months ago

There are great yields to be found in infrastructure stocks.

Other stocks mentioned: BIP, WM
Zacks Investment Research - 5 months ago

Dividends are one of the best benefits to being a shareholder, but finding a great dividend stock is no easy task. Does Essential Utilities (WTRG) have what it takes?

Seeking Alpha - 5 months ago

Essential Utilities: A Dividend Growth Play Offering Adequate Future Returns

Seeking Alpha - 5 months ago

Essential Utilities: Growth In A Boring Sector

Business Wire - 5 months ago

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities Inc.

Business Wire - 5 months ago

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities Inc.

Zacks Investment Research - 6 months ago

Essential Utilities has been struggling lately, but the selling pressure may be coming to an end soon.

Zacks Investment Research - 6 months ago

Essential Utilities (WTRG) makes a strong case for investment as it continues to benefit from accretive acquisitions and regular capital investments.

24/7 Wall Street - 6 months ago

Among the goals set out by presidential candidate Joe Biden in his infrastructure and clean energy plan is “ensuring clean, safe drinking water” in every American community.

Other stocks mentioned: AQUA, AWK, AWR, CWT, FRTA, SJW, WTS
Business Wire - 6 months ago

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities Inc.

Business Wire - 6 months ago

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities Inc.

Seeking Alpha - 7 months ago

Essential Utilities, Inc. (WTRG) CEO Chris Franklin on Q2 2020 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Zacks Investment Research - 7 months ago

Essential Utilities' (WTRG) second-quarter earnings beat estimates. Its top line benefits from higher residential water demand and contribution from the natural gas segment.

Business Wire - 7 months ago

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities Inc.

About WTRG

Essential Utilities, 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 a third-party. It serves approximately 3 million residential water, commercial water, fire pro... [Read more...]

Industry
Utilities-Regulated Water
Founded
1901
CEO
Christopher Franklin
Country
United States
Stock Exchange
NYSE
Ticker Symbol
WTRG
Full Company Profile

Financial Performance

In 2020, WTRG's revenue was $1.46 billion, an increase of 64.40% compared to the previous year's $889.69 million. Earnings were $284.85 million, an increase of 26.86%.

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Analyst Forecasts

According to 13 analysts, the average rating for WTRG stock is "Buy." The 12-month stock price forecast is 53.42, which is an increase of 28.01% from the latest price.

Price Target
$53.42
(28.01% upside)
Analyst Consensus: Buy