Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) Stock Is Shorted More

June 18, 2018 - By Migdalia James

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Investors sentiment decreased to 1.03 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.20, from 1.23 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 32 investors sold Aqua America, Inc. shares while 120 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 123 raised stakes. 94.04 million shares or 1.75% more from 92.43 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
United Kingdom-based Hsbc Public Limited has invested 0% in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). Regions Fincl Corporation stated it has 0% in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). 10,289 were accumulated by First Citizens Commercial Bank. Moreover, Shine Advisory Ser has 0.02% invested in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) for 1,156 shares. Roffman Miller Assoc Pa holds 0.05% or 10,486 shares. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, a Oregon-based fund reported 66,634 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Lehman Fincl Resource has invested 0.12% in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). Asset Management has 0.01% invested in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) for 9,107 shares. Hightower Limited Liability Corporation reported 36,031 shares stake. Lpl Financial owns 70,428 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado invested in 0.01% or 28,809 shares. Hamilton Point Inv Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation reported 1.03% in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR). Metropolitan Life Insurance New York accumulated 97,814 shares. First Personal Fincl Svcs owns 0.14% invested in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) for 19,129 shares. 1,125 are held by Monetary Grp Inc.

The stock of Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) registered an increase of 3.67% in short interest. WTR’s total short interest was 5.91 million shares in June 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 increased 0.70% or $0.236 during the last trading session, reaching $33.746. About 127,119 shares traded. Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) has risen 6.29% since June 18, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.28% 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 $6.00 billion. It offers water and wastewater services through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other parties. It has a 25 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 5 analysts covering Aqua America (NYSE:WTR), 0 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Aqua America had 5 analyst reports since December 21, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, March 1, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The stock of Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) earned “Neutral” rating by Boenning \u0026 Scattergood on Thursday, April 26. The company was downgraded on Monday, February 26 by Wells Fargo. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Hilliard Lyons on Thursday, December 21.

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