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Essential Utilities, Inc. (WTRG)

Stock Price: $48.86 USD 0.85 (1.77%)
Updated Jun 11, 2021 4:00 PM EDT - Market closed
After-hours: $48.94 +0.08 (0.16%) Jun 11, 7:23 PM
Market Cap 12.00B
Revenue (ttm) 1.79B
Net Income (ttm) 416.76M
Shares Out 254.57M
EPS (ttm) 1.64
PE Ratio 29.79
Forward PE 28.57
Dividend $1.00
Dividend Yield 2.05%
Trading Day June 11
Last Price $48.86
Previous Close $48.01
Change ($) 0.85
Change (%) 1.77%
Day's Open 48.16
Day's Range 48.00 - 48.93
Day's Volume 1,141,787
52-Week Range 37.67 - 48.93

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Essential Utilities (WTRG) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock?

1 week ago - Zacks Investment Research

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1 week ago - The Motley Fool

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?

2 weeks ago - Zacks Investment Research

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?

1 month ago - Zacks Investment Research

Essential Utilities' (WTRG) first-quarter earnings are better than expected. The company is on track to invest $1 billion to strengthen its water, wastewater and natural gas infrastructure.

1 month ago - Zacks Investment Research

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) (“Essential”), today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021. “We are pleased with our strong financial results...

1 month ago - Business Wire

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities (NYSE: WTRG) today announced the appointment of Edwina Kelly to the Essential Board of Directors. Kelly will serve as a member of the audit committee...

1 month ago - Business Wire

Essential Utilities (WTRG) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.

1 month ago - Zacks Investment Research

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1 month ago - Zacks Investment Research

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 June 1, 2021 to all shareholders o...

1 month ago - Business Wire

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2 months ago - CNBC Television

Essential Utilities (WTRG) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock?

2 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

BRYN MAWR, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) expects to report earnings for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 following market close on May 5, 2021. The company's conference cal...

2 months ago - Business Wire

Essential Utilities (WTRG) with its steady investment and strategic acquisitions is poised for growth. However, demand fluctuation related to weather and risk of contamination of water is headwinds.

2 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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.

3 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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 the stock?

3 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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 company's h...

3 months ago - Business Wire

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.

3 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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4 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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4 months ago - GuruFocus

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 Township, C...

4 months ago - Business Wire

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 shareholders ...

4 months ago - Business Wire

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, 2021. The ...

4 months ago - Business Wire

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 utility. D...

4 months ago - Business Wire

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 Township, Che...

4 months ago - Business Wire

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5 months ago - GlobeNewsWire

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. “Thanks to the...

5 months ago - Business Wire

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5 months ago - The Motley Fool

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 approxima...

5 months ago - Business Wire

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 topics like a...

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5 months ago - Seeking Alpha

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 more grow...

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5 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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6 months ago - InvestorPlace

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”) (NYSE: ...

6 months ago - Business Wire

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 communications for...

6 months ago - Business Wire

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 company's fi...

6 months ago - Business Wire

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6 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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 operating enviro...

6 months ago - Seeking Alpha

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 Conference on Co...

6 months ago - Business Wire

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 footprint, has bee...

6 months ago - Business Wire

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

7 months ago - Seeking Alpha

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

7 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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 the stock?

7 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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 past year to...

7 months ago - Benzinga

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, reliable,...

7 months ago - Business Wire

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?

7 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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 shareholders o...

7 months ago - Business Wire

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 microsite an...

7 months ago - Business Wire

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?

7 months ago - Zacks Investment Research

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8 months ago - Seeking Alpha

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 conference call ...

8 months ago - Business Wire

About WTRG

Essential Utilities, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water, wastewater, or natural gas 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 5 million residential water, commer... [Read more...]

Industry
Utilities-Regulated Water
Founded
1901
CEO
Christopher Franklin
Employees
3,180
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%.

Financial Statements

Analyst Forecasts

According to 13 analysts, the average rating for WTRG stock is "Buy." The 12-month stock price forecast is 53.25, which is an increase of 8.98% from the latest price.

Price Target
$53.25
(8.98% upside)
Analyst Consensus: Buy