Texas Yale Capital Corp. maintained its position in Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 59,100 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the fourth quarter. Texas Yale Capital Corp.’s holdings in Aqua America were worth $1,775,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. FineMark National Bank & Trust boosted its position in Aqua America by 93.9% in the third quarter. FineMark National Bank & Trust now owns 3,311 shares of the company’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 1,603 shares during the period. Sei Investments Co. boosted its position in Aqua America by 15.6% in the third quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 3,461 shares of the company’s stock valued at $106,000 after buying an additional 466 shares during the period. Hexavest Inc. acquired a new position in Aqua America during the third quarter valued at approximately $150,000. Tuttle Tactical Management LLC boosted its position in Aqua America by 0.6% in the third quarter. Tuttle Tactical Management LLC now owns 5,772 shares of the company’s stock valued at $176,000 after buying an additional 36 shares during the period. Finally, JFS Wealth Advisors LLC boosted its position in Aqua America by 446.0% in the third quarter. JFS Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 5,962 shares of the company’s stock valued at $182,000 after buying an additional 4,870 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 48.08% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Aqua America (NYSE:WTR)

Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR) traded up 0.70% during midday trading on Thursday, hitting $30.10. The company had a trading volume of 414,282 shares. Aqua America, Inc. has a one year low of $28.03 and a one year high of $35.83. The company’s 50 day moving average is $30.03 and its 200-day moving average is $30.40. The company has a market cap of $5.34 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.08 and a beta of 0.46.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.1913 per share. This represents a $0.77 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.54%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, February 13th. Aqua America’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 64.71%.

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Several research firms have recently commented on WTR. Zacks Investment Research cut Aqua America from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 11th. Barclays PLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $33.00 target price on shares of Aqua America in a research note on Friday, January 20th. Finally, Robert W. Baird reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $32.00 target price on shares of Aqua America in a research note on Wednesday, January 18th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.20.

About Aqua America

Aqua America, Inc is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides water or wastewater services in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Indiana and Virginia, among others. It is the holding company for its subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc Its market-based activities are conducted through Aqua Resources Inc and Aqua Infrastructure, LLC.

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