Insider Trading Alert - WTR, SAM And VNO Traded By Insiders

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Yesterday, March 4, 2014, 177 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $2,320.24 to $419,318,750.00.

Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders:

Aqua America (WTR) - FREE Research Report

Debenedictis Nicholas who is Chairman & President at Aqua America sold 50,000 shares at $24.83 on March 4, 2014. Following this transaction, the Chairman & President owned 399,871 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 11.11% with the 50,000-share transaction.

The shares most recently traded at $24.78, down $0.05, or 0.18% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Aqua America go as follows:

  • 4-Week # shares sold: 16,667
  • 12-Week # shares sold: 33,334
  • 24-Week # shares sold: 84,560

The average volume for Aqua America has been 823,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Aqua America has a market cap of $4.4 billion and is part of the utilities sector and utilities industry. Shares are up 5.81% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Aqua America, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates regulated utilities that provide water or wastewater services in the United States. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.46%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.3. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Aqua America a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

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TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Aqua America as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Aqua America Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now.

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