Commodity Channel Index
|Bid||39.97 x 1300|
|Ask||42.86 x 800|
|Day's Range||42.16 - 43.22|
|52 Week Range||30.40 - 54.52|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.48|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Earnings Date||Aug 04, 2020 - Aug 10, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.94 (2.24%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||May 14, 2020|
|1y Target Est||48.50|
Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE:WTRG) ("Essential"), formerly Aqua America Inc., today reported results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2020.
Aqua Pennsylvania is reaching out to commercial customers whose businesses might have been closed for prolonged periods due to COVID-19 to ask that they thoroughly flush their internal plumbing before reopening their businesses or restarting their operations.
Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) today said new legislation in Virginia will allow regulated water utilities to pay a fair market value for the purchase of water and wastewater systems, benefiting local governments, customers and the environment. Before these changes, system values were determined by their depreciated original cost, which generally did not reflect a reasonable market value for those assets.
As many people use disinfectant wipes to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Aqua utilities continue to address blockages in wastewater pipelines and treatment plants as a result of wipes being flushed down toilets. Aqua reminds homeowners to dispose of wipes, even those labeled flushable, in the trash instead. Wipes, tissues and napkins don’t break down and can cause backups in household plumbing and larger blockages in wastewater collection systems.
Due to the public health impact from the COVID-19 virus and to protect the well-being of its shareholders, employees and other meeting participants, Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) will not hold an in-person annual meeting this year. Notice is hereby given that the location of the annual meeting of shareholders of Essential Utilities, which will be held on May 6, 2020, at 8 a.m. Eastern Time, has been changed to a virtual meeting format only, instead of holding an in-person meeting in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Aqua Pennsylvania announced today that it is resuming its infrastructure improvement program this week with the start of main replacement projects and the resumption of others that were temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aqua Pennsylvania is reminding customers that its Helping Hand assistance program is available to low-income families who find it difficult to pay their water bills.
Essential Utilities announced today that its largest water and wastewater subsidiary, Aqua Pennsylvania has hired 27-year water utility industry veteran Todd Duerr as vice president, production. Duerr’s career includes executive management, technical and business operations, business development and federal contracting.
The board of directors of Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) today declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.2343 per share, payable on June 1, 2020 to all shareholders of record on May 15, 2020.
Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) announced today that in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company will donate $290,000 to numerous food banks throughout the 10-state footprint where its Aqua water utilities and Peoples natural gas utilities serve customers.
Aqua’s water and wastewater utilities remind consumers of the vital role they play in preventing wastewater overflows and backups. As many people use disinfectant wipes to help prevent COVID-19, Aqua asks homeowners not to flush these wipes down the toilet and to dispose of them in the trash instead. Even wipes labeled as flushable don’t break down and can cause backups in household plumbing and larger blockages in wastewater collection systems. Aqua also asks consumers not to flush tissues, napkins or paper towels, which can also cause clogs in pipes.
Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE: WTRG) announced today the appointment of John Andrews as vice president of corporate development for the organization, replacing William Davis, who retired earlier this year.
Aqua Pennsylvania President Marc Lucca says the 1.4 million people Aqua serves in 32 counties throughout the state can rest assured that the company is taking every step necessary to maintain the safety of its drinking water; its customers and its employees.
Essential Utilities Inc. announced today that its Aqua water utilities and Peoples natural gas utilities continue to monitor the novel coronavirus "COVID-19" outbreak throughout its combined ten-state footprint, working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities to continuously address the situation and evaluate operational response plans.
Essential Utilities Inc. (NYSE:WTRG) announced today it has successfully completed the acquisition of Peoples, a Pittsburgh-based natural gas distribution company, in an all-cash transaction that reflects an enterprise value of $4.275 billion, including the assumption of approximately $1.1 billion of debt. As previously disclosed, the transaction was financed through an appropriate mix of equity and debt, which supports a strong balance sheet and continued investment-grade credit ratings for the combined business. Essential, which changed its name from Aqua America on Feb. 3, began trading under the NYSE ticker symbol (WTRG) the same day.
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Essential Utilities Inc. CEO Christopher Franklin and Chief Environmental Officer Dr. Chris Crockett joined Aqua Pennsylvania President Marc Lucca, DEP Regional Director Pat Patterson and a host of state and regional elected officials and contractors as they broke ground on the site of Aqua’s new water quality laboratory. Essentials’ Aqua family of companies provides drinking water and wastewater services to more than 3 million people across 8 states including approximately 1.4 million people across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, most of whom live in the Philadelphia suburbs.