Aqua America Incorporated (NYSE:WTR) Shorts Decreased by 2.23% After Short Covering

October 13, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

 Aqua America Incorporated (NYSE:WTR) Shorts Decreased by 2.23% After Short Covering

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.01, from 1.11 in 2017Q1. It worsened, 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.
Johnson Counsel Inc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR). Kingfisher Ltd Liability Company holds 9,618 shares or 0.22% of its portfolio. Stifel Corp owns 916,118 shares. Millennium Ltd Llc reported 0% of its portfolio in Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR). Arcadia Inv Mgmt Mi stated it has 7,475 shares. Clean Yield Grp Inc reported 25,839 shares. Cullen Frost Bankers, a Texas-based fund reported 112,998 shares. Franklin Resources Inc reported 0% stake. Amalgamated Commercial Bank has invested 0.04% in Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR). Girard Partners Limited owns 23,243 shares. Kistler has invested 0.17% of its portfolio in Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR). First Personal Svcs invested 0.02% in Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR). Ledyard National Bank & Trust accumulated 38,637 shares or 0.18% of the stock. Pnc Services Grp owns 276,599 shares. Jefferies Gp Lc reported 11,214 shares.

Since June 6, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $327,017 activity. GLANTON RICHARD H sold $137,899 worth of stock.

The stock of Aqua America Incorporated (NYSE:WTR) registered a decrease of 2.23% in short interest. WTR’s total short interest was 6.95 million shares in October as published by FINRA. Its down 2.23% from 7.11M 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. Barclays Capital upgraded the stock to “Overweight” rating in Friday, March 17 report. Hilliard Lyons downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, July 23 report. The stock has “Neutral” rating by Northcoast on Thursday, May 25. Boenning & Scattergood maintained the shares of WTR in report on Thursday, August 3 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Monday, March 21 by Argus Research. Argus Research maintained the shares of WTR in report on Tuesday, January 26 with “Buy” rating. As per Friday, September 29, the company rating was maintained by Robert W. Baird. The stock has “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, September 22. As per Monday, December 21, the company rating was downgraded by Hilliard Lyons. Barclays Capital maintained it with “Equal-Weight” rating and $33 target in Friday, March 18 report.

More notable recent Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) news were published by: which released: “Aqua America And American Water Works Flow Past American States Water” on August 27, 2017, also with their article: “Aqua America to Report Earnings for Q3 2017” published on October 05, 2017, published: “Why Aqua America, Inc. Shareholders Have Nothing to Worry About” on April 11, 2017. More interesting news about Aqua America Inc (NYSE:WTR) were released by: and their article: “Aqua America: Slow And Steady” published on March 16, 2017 as well as‘s news article titled: “EEOC sues Aqua America for racial discrimination” with publication date: October 04, 2017.

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