Essential Utilities - WTRG Stock Price Target and Predictions

  • Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $53.60
  • Forecasted Upside: 2.39 %
  • Number of Analysts: 6
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 0 Hold Ratings
  • 6 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$52.35
▲ +0.44 (0.85%)

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Analyst Price Target for WTRG

Analyst Price Target is $53.60
▲ +2.39% Upside 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 $53.60, with a high forecast of $57.00 and a low forecast of $51.00. The average price target represents a 2.39% upside from the last price of $52.35.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 6 investment analysts is to buy stock in Essential Utilities. This Buy consensus rating has held steady for over two years.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 6 buy ratings
  • 2 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
2/24/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
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  • 2 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
5/25/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 5 buy ratings
  • 1 hold ratings
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8/23/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 4 buy ratings
  • 1 hold ratings
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11/21/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 3 buy ratings
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2/19/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 5 buy ratings
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5/20/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 5 buy ratings
  • 0 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
7/19/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 6 buy ratings
  • 0 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
8/18/2022

Latest Recommendations

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
8/18/2022HSBCUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$53.00 ➝ $57.00Low
8/5/2022Robert W. BairdBoost TargetOutperform$50.00 ➝ $54.00Low
7/18/2022Northcoast ResearchInitiated CoverageBuyLow
7/18/2022BarclaysLower TargetOverweight$54.00 ➝ $51.00Low
5/10/2022Robert W. BairdLower Target$53.00 ➝ $50.00High
4/19/2022Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetOverweight$50.00 ➝ $53.00Low
4/8/2022HSBCDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$53.00Medium
3/15/2022BarclaysBoost TargetOverweight$51.00 ➝ $52.00Medium
3/10/2022Evercore ISIUpgradeIn-Line ➝ Outperform$52.00 ➝ $53.00Low
12/8/2021BarclaysUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$50.00 ➝ $56.00Medium
8/6/2021Evercore ISIReiterated RatingHold$52.00Medium
7/15/2021BarclaysLower TargetAverage ➝ Equal Weight$51.00 ➝ $50.00Medium
7/13/2021The Goldman Sachs GroupDowngradeConviction-Buy ➝ BuyLow
5/25/2021BarclaysBoost TargetAverage ➝ Equal Weight$47.00 ➝ $51.00Low
1/22/2021BarclaysBoost TargetEqual Weight$50.00 ➝ $55.00Low
1/21/2021US Capital AdvisorsInitiated CoverageHoldLow
1/13/2021Robert W. BairdBoost TargetOutperform$46.00 ➝ $53.00Low
11/18/2020BarclaysBoost 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 TargetNeutral$43.00 ➝ $45.00High
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 TargetEqual Weight$45.00 ➝ $48.00High
2/28/2020Robert W. BairdBoost TargetOutperform$44.00 ➝ $50.00High
(Data available from 8/18/2017 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.47 (Hold)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

News Sentiment Over Time

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  • 2 very positive mentions
  • 6 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
1/20/2022
  • 3 very positive mentions
  • 4 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
2/19/2022
  • 5 very positive mentions
  • 9 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 1 very negative mentions
3/21/2022
  • 1 very positive mentions
  • 15 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
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4/20/2022
  • 5 very positive mentions
  • 12 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
5/20/2022
  • 2 very positive mentions
  • 7 positive mentions
  • 0 negative mentions
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6/19/2022
  • 3 very positive mentions
  • 9 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
7/19/2022
  • 6 very positive mentions
  • 15 positive mentions
  • 2 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
8/18/2022

Current Sentiment

  • 6 very positive mentions
  • 15 positive mentions
  • 2 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
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 contract 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 7.5 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: $52.35
Low: $51.88
High: $52.42

50 Day Range

MA: $47.54
Low: $41.42
High: $52.37

52 Week Range

Now: $52.35
Low: $40.97
High: $53.93

Volume

24,796 shs

Average Volume

940,621 shs

Market Capitalization

$13.72 billion

P/E Ratio

30.79

Dividend Yield

2.21%

Beta

0.7

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: Barclays PLC, Evercore ISI, HSBC Holdings plc, Northcoast Research, Robert W. Baird, StockNews.com, and Wells Fargo & Company.
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What is the current price target for Essential Utilities?

5 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Essential Utilities in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $53.60, suggesting a possible upside of 2.4%. HSBC Holdings plc has the highest price target set, predicting WTRG will reach $57.00 in the next twelve months. Barclays PLC has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $51.00 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 6 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. Learn More about contacing Essential Utilities investor relations.