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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Aqua America Inc. (NYSE:WTR)?

The company in question is, Aqua America Inc. (NYSE:WTR) currently with a stock price of 29.73 (-0.13% today). The market cap for Aqua America Inc. is 5324.36, and is in the sector Utilities, and Water Utilities industry. The target price for Aqua America Inc. is 33.57. Currently Aqua America Inc. is trading with a P/E of 25.53, and a forward P/E of 21.23. Average volume for Aqua America Inc. is 717.3 and so far today it is 357469.

Performance in the last year for Aqua America Inc. has been 11.37%. For EPS growth, Aqua America Inc. has seen a growth of -5.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.49%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 10.90% over the last five years and could be 6.00% for the next five years. Aqua America Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -0.90%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 3.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.90%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -5.95%.

Since the IPO date for Aqua America Inc. on the 12/30/1987, Aqua America Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 1.61%. With Aqua America Inc. trading at 29.73, the dividend yield is 2.59%, and the EPS is 1.17.

So could Aqua America Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 25.53. The PEG is 4.26, P/S is 6.54 and the P/B is at 2.95. The P/cash is 1086.61, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Aqua America Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 0.7, and the quick ratio is 0.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.99, and total debt/equity at 1.03.

In terms of margins, Aqua America Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 40.10% and a profit margin of 25.40%.Payout ratio for Aqua America Inc. is 60.80%. Return on assets come to 3.60% with return on investment coming to 8.80%.

Insider ownership for Aqua America Inc., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 51.20%. Outstanding shares are at 178.85. While shares float is 176.91. The float short is currently 2.59%, and short ratio is 6.38.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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