NYSE:WTRG - Essential Utilities Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $49.33
  • Forecasted Upside: -0.28 %
  • Number of Analysts: 6
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 2 Hold Ratings
  • 4 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
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Analyst Price Target for WTRG

Analyst Price Target is $49.33
▼ -0.28% Downside Potential
This price target is based on 6 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Essential Utilities in the last 3 months. The average price target is $49.33, with a high forecast of $53.00 and a low forecast of $45.00. The average price target represents a -0.28% upside from the last price of $49.47.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 6 contributing investment analysts is to buy stock in Essential Utilities.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 4 buy ratings
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  • 3 hold ratings
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  • 3 hold ratings
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Latest Recommendations

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  • 2 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings

Display Ratings By
DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/15/2021BarclaysLower Price TargetAverage ➝ Equal Weight$51.00 ➝ $50.00Medium
7/13/2021The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeConviction-Buy ➝ BuyLow
5/25/2021BarclaysBoost Price TargetAverage ➝ Equal Weight$47.00 ➝ $51.00Low
1/22/2021BarclaysBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$50.00 ➝ $55.00Low
1/21/2021US Capital AdvisorsInitiated CoverageHoldLow
1/13/2021Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetOutperform$46.00 ➝ $53.00Low
11/18/2020BarclaysBoost Price TargetPositive ➝ Equal Weight$45.00 ➝ $50.00Medium
10/19/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Conviction-BuyLow
9/14/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$45.00Low
8/10/2020Bank of AmericaUpgradeNeutral ➝ BuyLow
7/15/2020BarclaysInitiated CoverageEqual Weight$45.00High
6/5/2020UBS GroupBoost Price TargetNeutral$43.00 ➝ $45.00High
5/20/2020Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutralLow
5/13/2020Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$49.00Low
4/24/2020Royal Bank of CanadaInitiated CoverageOutperform$49.00High
4/15/2020The Goldman Sachs GroupInitiated CoverageNeutral$45.00Medium
3/11/2020Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$45.00 ➝ $48.00High
2/28/2020Robert W. BairdBoost Price TargetOutperform$44.00 ➝ $50.00High
(Data available from 8/2/2016 forward)
Essential Utilities logo
Essential Utilities, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water, wastewater, or natural gas 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 5 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, Virginia, West Virginia, and Kentucky under the Aqua and Peoples brands. 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: $49.47
Low: $49.00
High: $49.49

50 Day Range

MA: $47.70
Low: $45.70
High: $49.73

52 Week Range

Now: $49.47
Low: $38.28
High: $49.97


537,763 shs

Average Volume

928,792 shs

Market Capitalization

$12.15 billion

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Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Essential Utilities?

The following Wall Street sell-side analysts have issued stock ratings on Essential Utilities in the last twelve months: Bank of America Co., Barclays PLC, Robert W. Baird, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., US Capital Advisors, Wells Fargo & Company, and Zacks Investment Research.
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What is the current price target for Essential Utilities?

3 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Essential Utilities in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $49.33, suggesting a possible downside of 0.3%. Robert W. Baird has the highest price target set, predicting WTRG will reach $53.00 in the next twelve months. Wells Fargo & Company has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $45.00 for Essential Utilities in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Essential Utilities?

Essential Utilities currently has 2 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe WTRG will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of Essential Utilities.
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How do I contact Essential Utilities' investor relations team?

Essential Utilities' physical mailing address is 762 W. LANCASTER AVENUE, BRYN MAWR PA, 19010. The company's listed phone number is 610-527-8000 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for Essential Utilities is www.essential.co.