Media headlines about AquaVenture (NYSE:WAAS) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AquaVenture earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the company an impact score of 46.5438092861271 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

AquaVenture stock opened at $13.44 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.48, a quick ratio of 5.60 and a current ratio of 6.12. The company has a market capitalization of $355.53, a P/E ratio of -13.71 and a beta of 1.52. AquaVenture has a twelve month low of $10.87 and a twelve month high of $18.83.

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AquaVenture (NYSE:WAAS) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, March 1st. The company reported ($0.25) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.24) by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $32.36 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $31.58 million. AquaVenture had a negative net margin of 21.29% and a negative return on equity of 7.19%. AquaVenture’s revenue was up 8.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($0.28) EPS. research analysts expect that AquaVenture will post -0.74 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered AquaVenture from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 27th. ValuEngine raised AquaVenture from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $20.60.

In other AquaVenture news, CEO Douglas R. Brown bought 50,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 14th. The stock was bought at an average price of $13.67 per share, for a total transaction of $683,500.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 1,534,042 shares in the company, valued at $20,970,354.14. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. 55.90% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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AquaVenture Company Profile

AquaVenture Holdings Limited provides water-as-a-service solutions in North America, the Caribbean, and South America. The company operates in two segments, Seven Seas Water and Quench. It offers desalination and wastewater treatment solutions for governmental, municipal, industrial, and hospitality customers; and point-of-use filtered water systems and related services to approximately 40,000 institutional and commercial customers.

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