Today Aqua America Incorporated (NYSE:WTR) Reported Decrease in Shorted Shares

October 13, 2017 - By Henry Gaston

 Today Aqua America Incorporated (NYSE:WTR) Reported Decrease in Shorted Shares

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.01, from 1.11 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 25 investors sold Aqua America Inc shares while 109 reduced holdings. 26 funds opened positions while 122 raised stakes. 89.18 million shares or 1.16% more from 88.15 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported.
Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 72,359 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Moreover, A D Beadell Investment Counsel Incorporated has 0.19% invested in Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR). Aperio Gru Lc has 203,906 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. At Financial Bank holds 0.02% or 6,313 shares in its portfolio. Hamilton Point Investment Advisors Lc has invested 1.02% in Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR). Delta Asset Tn invested 0.04% in Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR). Bb&T Securities Ltd owns 21,503 shares. Glenmede Tru Co Na owns 0.01% invested in Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) for 71,076 shares. Tph Asset Management Ltd Liability Co holds 54,099 shares or 0.2% of its portfolio. Advisory Svcs Ltd Liability Com invested in 0.03% or 7,356 shares. Lpl Financial Ltd Company holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) for 43,078 shares. Roffman Miller Assocs Incorporated Pa holds 0.07% in Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) or 14,469 shares. Of Vermont holds 0.01% or 1,500 shares in its portfolio. State Street Corp reported 0.03% stake. Clark Mngmt Group Incorporated Inc has invested 0.01% in Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR).

Since June 6, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $327,017 activity. FOX RICHARD SCOTT sold 5,750 shares worth $189,118.

The stock of Aqua America Incorporated (NYSE:WTR) registered a decrease of 2.23% in short interest. WTR’s total short interest was 6.95M shares in October as published by FINRA. Its down 2.23% from 7.11 million shares, reported previously. With 345,700 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 20 days to cover their WTR’s short positions. The short interest to Aqua America Incorporated’s float is 3.92%.

About 359,780 shares traded. Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) has risen 0.64% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.06% the S&P500.

Aqua America, Inc. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $6.18 billion. The Firm is engaged in providing water or wastewater services concentrated in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, Indiana and Virginia. It has a 26.58 P/E ratio. The Firm is the holding firm for its primary subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc.

Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Aqua America Inc. (NYSE:WTR), 4 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Aqua America Inc. had 17 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, September 29 by Robert W. Baird. Hilliard Lyons downgraded the shares of WTR in report on Monday, December 21 to “Underperform” rating. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $33 target in Friday, March 18 report. Hilliard Lyons downgraded Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) on Thursday, July 23 to “Hold” rating. As per Monday, March 21, the company rating was maintained by Argus Research. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Friday, September 22 with “Overweight”. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, January 26 by Argus Research. The rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird on Friday, August 25 with “Hold”. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, May 25 by Northcoast. Ladenburg Thalmann downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in Thursday, January 7 report.

More notable recent Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “The case for Connecticut Water” on April 19, 2017, also Philly.com with their article: “EEOC sues Aqua America for racial discrimination” published on October 04, 2017, Seekingalpha.com published: “Aqua America: Slow And Steady” on March 16, 2017. More interesting news about Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Aqua America, Inc. (WTR) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 14, 2017” published on August 11, 2017 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Aqua America to Report Earnings for Q3 2017” with publication date: October 05, 2017.

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