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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.

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762 West Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010-3489
Industry Utilities - Regulated Water
Employees 3,211

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Yes. WTRG has a forward dividend yield of 2.38%. See WTRG’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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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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WTRG’s price/sales is 5.98.
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WTRG’s price/forward earnings is 25.38.
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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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