NASDAQ:WTRG - Essential Utilities Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $47.33
  • Forecasted Upside: -0.08 %
  • Number of Analysts: 8
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 3 Hold Ratings
  • 4 Buy Ratings
  • 1 Strong Buy Ratings
$47.37
▲ +0.65 (1.39%)
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Analyst Price Target for WTRG

i We calculate consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0-1.5 = Sell, 1.5-2.5 = Hold, 2.5-3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). Our consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. Our consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.
$47.33
▼ -0.08% Downside Potential
This price target is based on 8 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Essential Utilities in the last 3 months. The average price target is $47.33, with a high forecast of $50.00 and a low forecast of $45.00. The average price target represents a -0.08% upside from the last price of $47.37.
Buy
The current consensus among 8 contributing investment analysts is to buy stock in Essential Utilities.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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6/11/2019
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9/9/2019
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12/8/2019
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3/7/2020
  • 1 strong buy ratings
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6/5/2020
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9/3/2020
  • 1 strong buy ratings
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11/2/2020
  • 1 strong buy ratings
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12/2/2020

Latest Recommendations

  • 1 strong buy ratings
  • 4 buy ratings
  • 3 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings

DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
11/18/2020BarclaysBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Equal Weight$45.00 ➝ $50.00High
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10/19/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Conviction-BuyLow
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9/14/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$45.00Low
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8/10/2020Bank of AmericaUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyLow
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7/15/2020BarclaysInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$45.00High
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6/5/2020UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$43.00 ➝ $45.00High
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5/20/2020Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutralLow
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Rating by A. Storozynski at Seaport Global Securities
5/13/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$49.00Low
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Rating by Shelby Tucker at Royal Bank of Canada
4/24/2020Royal Bank of CanadaInitiated CoverageOutperform$49.00High
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4/15/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$45.00Medium
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3/11/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$45.00 ➝ $48.00High
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2/28/2020Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetOutperform$44.00 ➝ $50.00High
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(Data available from 12/3/2015 forward)
Essential Utilities logo
Essential Utilities, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water or wastewater 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 3 million residential water, commercial water, fire protection, industrial water, wastewater, and other water and utility customers in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, Illinois, North Carolina, New Jersey, Indiana, and Virginia. The company was formerly known as Aqua America, Inc. and changed its name to Essential Utilities, Inc. in February 2020. Essential Utilities, Inc. was founded in 1886 and is headquartered in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
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Today's Range

Now: $47.37
$46.10
$47.39

50 Day Range

MA: $43.66
$41.19
$46.72

52 Week Range

Now: $47.37
$30.40
$54.52

Volume

947,657 shs

Average Volume

1,246,290 shs

Market Capitalization

$11.62 billion

P/E Ratio

N/A

Dividend Yield

2.14%

Beta

N/A