Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) Has Increase in Shorts

May 16, 2018 - By Jan Rainey

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.29, from 1.52 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 25 investors sold Aqua America, Inc. shares while 113 reduced holdings. 55 funds opened positions while 115 raised stakes. 92.43 million shares or 2.50% more from 90.18 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Mason Street Limited Liability reported 0.08% of its portfolio in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). Lpl Fin Ltd Com invested in 59,428 shares or 0.01% of the stock. First Manhattan Com reported 348,990 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Park Natl Corp Oh reported 14,069 shares. Legal & General Gru Pcl holds 0.02% or 757,226 shares. Haverford Trust reported 18,579 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Boulegeris holds 0.39% of its portfolio in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) for 19,054 shares. The Australia-based Amp Capital Invsts has invested 0.02% in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). State Treasurer State Of Michigan reported 63,916 shares. Whittier Of Nevada stated it has 15,250 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Goldman Sachs Grp invested in 755,669 shares. 479 were reported by Clearbridge Investments Limited Liability. Alliancebernstein L P invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). 1.92M were reported by Northern Trust Corp. Ironwood Invest Counsel Limited Com holds 5,250 shares.

The stock of Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) registered an increase of 3.67% in short interest. WTR’s total short interest was 5.91M shares in May as published by FINRA. Its up 3.67% from 5.70M shares, reported previously. With 507,300 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 12 days to cover their WTR’s short positions. The short interest to Aqua America Inc’s float is 3.33%.

The stock decreased 0.80% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $33.38. About 225,006 shares traded. Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) has risen 4.51% since May 16, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.04% the S&P500.

Aqua America, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water or wastewater services in the United States. The company has market cap of $5.94 billion. It offers water and wastewater services through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other parties. It has a 24.73 P/E ratio. The firm also provides water and wastewater line repair services, and protection solutions to households; and non-utility raw water supply services for firms in the natural gas drilling industry.

Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Aqua America (NYSE:WTR), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 17% are positive. Aqua America had 6 analyst reports since December 13, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Hilliard Lyons on Thursday, December 21. Robert W. Baird maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, March 1 report. Boenning \u0026 Scattergood downgraded Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) on Thursday, April 26 to “Neutral” rating. Wells Fargo downgraded Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) on Monday, February 26 to “Hold” rating.

Another recent and important Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) news was published by which published an article titled: “Aqua America (WTR) Names Daniel Schuller as CFO” on April 30, 2018.

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