Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR)

CAPS Rating: 4 out of 5 63.17

The Company provides water and wastewater services through operating and maintenance contracts with municipal authorities and other parties, and septage hauling services, close to its utility companies' service territories.

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HarryCaraysGhost (90.39)
Submitted March 25, 2016

Aqua America has raised its dividend 25 times in the past 24 years, and has paid a dividend for 71 consecutive years.

DonkeyJunk (< 20)
Submitted July 24, 2014

This stock will underperform the market, but that's okay, so long as revenue and the dividend continue to increase. Over time that yield will look pretty nice. On dips it will look even better.

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Member Avatar tarheelsdg (61.02) Submitted: 3/13/2019 3:33:59 AM : Outperform Start Price: $35.66 WTR Score: +1.13

I’ve followed Aqua America for a few years now (bought in ~$33 IRL) and am interested by this company.
As a water and wastewater services utility serving several states across the US (including NC, PA, OH, etc) they’ve managed to use their steady cash flows to both grow the company and offer a steady (and growing) dividend.
The Aqua execs are excited about the opportunities that the recent trend of “fair market value” legislation has had in the municipal water space. This allows investor-owned utility companies to offer a more competitive price/value for a municipal utility. It seems like more states are looking to open up this legislation going forward, which I see as a great way to continue this growth through acquisition.
Aqua also agreed to acquire People’s Natural Gas last year, which indicates to me that the company leadership is continuing to explore growth opportunities. Outperform for the long-term!

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Member Avatar TMFReubenGBrewer (73.34) Submitted: 5/29/2018 9:14:15 AM : Outperform Start Price: $34.34 WTR Score: +1.24

big opportunity to grow the dividend if it wins more military contracts (for managing water services on bases).

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Member Avatar NextYearInVegas (27.16) Submitted: 1/31/2018 4:44:47 PM : Outperform Start Price: $22.22 WTR Score: +12.58

Originally bought this back in 2014 and added to the position today. It may continue down for a few more weeks or even months, but the defensive nature of this stock will come into play with any faltering of the current torrid economic pace. I expect this will look to have been a good buying opportunity by next year.

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pascandre

pascandre (42.92) Score: +157.49

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Member Name Member
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pascandre 42.92 7/18/2008 Outperform NS $9.33 +287.31% +129.82% +157.49 0 Comment
DJ2BgMoney 37.25 7/21/2008 Outperform 3M $9.40 +284.31% +129.32% +154.98 1 Comment
RainOnTheFarm < 20 7/21/2008 Outperform NS $9.40 +284.31% +129.32% +154.98 0 Comment
Jason1125 < 20 6/30/2008 Outperform 3Y $9.62 +275.54% +126.65% +148.89 0 Comment
sbtall 37.49 7/9/2008 Outperform 3Y $9.63 +275.06% +127.47% +147.59 0 Comment
BSkiles 23.89 8/4/2008 Outperform NS $9.58 +277.20% +129.97% +147.24 0 Comment
LUDDYBURKE 65.90 5/19/2008 Outperform NS $10.31 +250.44% +104.06% +146.38 0 Comment
skyyhi 69.70 5/29/2008 8/30/2017 Outperform 5Y $10.32 +250.24% +108.63% +141.60 0 Comment
raymactcox 42.76 5/28/2008 Outperform 3Y $10.29 +251.06% +109.65% +141.42 0 Comment
siualumni 83.34 5/15/2008 Outperform 1Y $10.42 +246.75% +105.67% +141.08 0 Comment

Wall Street

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TrackBarclaysCap 89.23 3/17/2017 Outperform NS $29.93 +20.71% +18.20% +2.51 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 85.72 2/22/2013 Outperform 3W $20.11 +79.70% +85.01% -5.31 0 Comment
TrackRWBaird 87.47 8/12/2011 Outperform NS $17.34 +2.20% +16.17% -13.97 3/2/2012 @ $17.72 0 Comment
TrackLadenburg < 20 6/9/2011 Outperform NS $14.20 +154.37% +118.23% +36.15 0 Comment
TrackHSBC 23.58 1/31/2011 Underperform NS $15.06 +139.90% +119.42% -20.48 0 Comment
TrackJohnKeeley < 20 12/31/2009 Outperform NS $11.08 +226.02% +188.05% +37.97 0 Comment
TrackJanney 85.15 5/19/2009 Outperform NS $12.34 +54.76% +44.91% +9.85 6/8/2012 @ $19.10 0 Comment
TrackRWBaird 87.47 10/27/2008 Outperform NS $11.20 +60.65% +47.44% +13.21 1/6/2011 @ $17.99 0 Comment
TrackJesupLamont 65.02 8/14/2008 Outperform NS $10.70 +237.76% +126.75% +111.01 0 Comment
TrackStanfordRes < 20 5/7/2008 Outperform NS $13.90 +12.87% -41.81% +54.67 12/2/2008 @ $15.69 0 Comment
TrackHilliard 94.17 4/15/2008 Outperform NS $11.17 +223.52% +118.77% +104.75 0 Comment
TrackJanney 85.15 1/3/2008 Outperform NS $17.21 -17.91% -36.38% +18.47 11/6/2008 @ $14.13 0 Comment
TrackJohnKeeley < 20 9/30/2007 Outperform NS $16.51 -18.45% -32.51% +14.06 9/30/2009 @ $13.46 1 Comment
TrackBreanMurray 62.69 3/1/2007 Outperform NS $13.08 +176.16% +114.92% +61.24 0 Comment
TrackJanney 85.15 1/25/2007 Outperform NS $17.74 +1.62% -3.78% +5.40 3/1/2007 @ $18.03 0 Comment
TrackHSBC 23.58 1/5/2007 Outperform NS $17.46 -19.11% -28.72% +9.61 8/7/2009 @ $14.12 0 Comment
TrackUBS 91.05 9/22/2006 Outperform NS $12.85 +181.10% +126.58% +54.51 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 85.72 9/8/2006 Underperform 3W $15.08 +53.47% +16.33% -37.14 2/22/2013 @ $23.14 0 Comment
TrackBoenning < 20 8/9/2006 Outperform NS $15.60 +11.89% +7.72% +4.17 4/17/2012 @ $17.46 0 Comment
TrackJimCramer 85.72 3/17/2006 Outperform 3W $22.17 -19.74% -0.64% -19.10 9/9/2006 @ $17.79 0 Comment

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