Insiders Were Right: WTR Makes New 52-Week High

In trading on Wednesday, shares of Aqua America Inc (Symbol: WTR) touched a new 52-week high of $38.27/share. That's a 19.26% rise, or $6.18 per share from the 52-week low of $32.09 set back on 11/15/2018. That means at today's intraday high, any investor who purchased WTR stock any time over the past 52 weeks has an unrealized gain, including company insiders.

Over the past six months, insiders have been scooping up shares, and those bets are now paying off handsomely. As summarized by the table below, WTR has seen 5 different instances of insiders buying over the trailing six month period.

Purchased Insider Title Shares Price/Share Value
11/15/2018 Daniel J. Hilferty III Director 3,070 $32.55 $99,928.50
11/14/2018 Lee C. Stewart Director 10,000 $32.95 $329,500.00
11/15/2018 Richard Scott Fox Chief Operating Officer 3,096 $32.35 $100,143.63
11/14/2018 Daniel Schuller Executive Vice President 3,050 $32.96 $100,528.00
11/14/2018 Chris Franklin Chief Executive Officer 25,421 $32.86 $835,341.63

The chart below shows where WTR has traded over the past year, with the 50-day and 200-day moving averages included.

Aqua America Inc Moving Averages Chart

In afternoon trading on Wednesday, WTR shares are changing hands at $38.15/share, slightly below the new 52-week high.

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