40,858 Shares in Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. (NYSE:AQUA) Bought by Toronto Dominion Bank

Toronto Dominion Bank bought a new position in shares of Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. (NYSE:AQUAGet Rating) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 40,858 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,910,000.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. Liontrust Investment Partners LLP boosted its holdings in Evoqua Water Technologies by 93.2% during the fourth quarter. Liontrust Investment Partners LLP now owns 85,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,974,000 after purchasing an additional 41,000 shares during the last quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System lifted its stake in Evoqua Water Technologies by 0.9% in the third quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 160,818 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,040,000 after acquiring an additional 1,377 shares during the last quarter. Achmea Investment Management B.V. acquired a new stake in Evoqua Water Technologies in the third quarter valued at $5,315,000. US Bancorp DE lifted its stake in Evoqua Water Technologies by 15.0% in the third quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 6,315 shares of the company’s stock valued at $237,000 after acquiring an additional 826 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada lifted its stake in Evoqua Water Technologies by 103.5% in the third quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 1,334,366 shares of the company’s stock valued at $50,120,000 after acquiring an additional 678,610 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 92.55% of the company’s stock.

NYSE AQUA opened at $42.83 on Friday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $44.08 and a 200-day moving average of $43.40. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.19, a quick ratio of 1.27 and a current ratio of 1.71. The stock has a market cap of $5.18 billion, a PE ratio of 101.98, a P/E/G ratio of 3.89 and a beta of 1.82. Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. has a 52-week low of $27.05 and a 52-week high of $49.38.

Evoqua Water Technologies (NYSE:AQUAGet Rating) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 1st. The company reported $0.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.06 by $0.03. Evoqua Water Technologies had a net margin of 3.38% and a return on equity of 13.03%. The company had revenue of $366.30 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $349.53 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.05 EPS. Evoqua Water Technologies’s quarterly revenue was up 13.7% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts predict that Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. will post 0.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, EVP Herve Fages sold 40,991 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, March 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.10, for a total transaction of $1,766,712.10. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Nick Bhambri sold 87,641 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, April 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $45.08, for a total transaction of $3,950,856.28. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 23,765 shares in the company, valued at $1,071,326.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 228,632 shares of company stock worth $9,919,568. 3.79% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of analysts have commented on AQUA shares. Oppenheimer upgraded shares of Evoqua Water Technologies from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $45.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, January 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Evoqua Water Technologies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 5th. Finally, Raymond James cut shares of Evoqua Water Technologies from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to data from MarketBeat, Evoqua Water Technologies presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $48.75.

Evoqua Water Technologies Company Profile (Get Rating)

Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. provides water and wastewater treatment systems and technologies, and mobile and emergency water supply solutions and contract services for industrial, commercial, and municipal water treatment markets in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Integrated Solutions and Services, and Applied Product Technologies.

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