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Company Profile WTRG
Essential Utilities is a Pennsylvania-based holding company for U.S. water, wastewater, and natural gas distribution utilities. The company's water business serves 3 million people in eight states. Nearly three fourths of its water earnings come from Pennsylvania, primarily suburban Philadelphia. It also has a small market-based water business that provides water and water services to third parties, notably natural gas producers. Its $4.3 billion Peoples Gas acquisition that closed in March 2020 adds 750,000 gas distribution customers in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Kentucky.
Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010-3489
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FAQs for Essential Utilities Inc Stock
Yes. WTRG has a forward dividend yield of 2.38%.
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WTRG’s market cap is 12.65 Bil.
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WTRG’s stock style is Mid Core.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.
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WTRG’s price/sales is 5.98.
Price/sales represents the amount an investor is willing to pay for a dollar generated from a particular company’s sales or revenues.
WTRG’s price/forward earnings is 25.38.
Forward P/E gives some indication of how cheap or expensive a stock is compared with consensus earnings estimates. The lower the Forward P/E, the cheaper the stock.
WTRG’s price/book is 2.37.
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WTRG’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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