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Best Water Stocks to Buy Now (2022)
Top water stocks in 2022 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best water stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the utilities - regulated water industry.

Industry: Utilities - Regulated Wat...
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CWCO
CONSOLIDATED WATER CO LTD
$14.831.85%2.49%-19.09%-11.14%5.40%40.97%-10.55%12.78%96.95%$20.58$9.0127.94%64.59%0.67106,2261.49%
PCYO
PURE CYCLE CORP
$10.52-0.85%-0.94%22.90%5.84%-7.23%-26.28%-14.12%55.85%343.88%$15.45$7.7731.91%35.39%0.8576,477-21.89%
AWK
AMERICAN WATER WORKS COMPANY INC
$154.011.48%0.73%8.58%1.67%1.38%-8.22%28.02%68.83%305.72%$189.65$122.7718.79%25.45%0.69811,800-44.68%
MSEX
MIDDLESEX WATER CO
$91.78-1.79%-3.13%4.21%2.72%8.56%-9.41%48.85%100.88%392.12%$121.43$74.2024.41%23.69%0.7567,411-36.34%
GWRS
GLOBAL WATER RESOURCES INC
$12.50-2.19%-1.11%0.32%-8.83%-12.71%-28.94%-6.37%28.47%N/A$18.00$10.6130.56%17.81%0.8113,991-47.58%
SBS
COMPANHIA DE SANEAMENTO BASICO DO ESTADO DE SAO PAULO-SABESP
$11.570.17%5.37%-1.03%25.35%22.82%92.51%-15.05%15.93%-15.06%$12.04$6.083.90%90.45%1.121,531,850-53.34%
CWT
CALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE GROUP
$64.39-0.83%-1.74%7.64%8.62%19.46%1.08%26.95%43.09%258.12%$72.08$48.4610.67%32.87%0.71237,158-58.76%
YORW
YORK WATER CO
$45.730.09%0.24%6.67%4.62%11.27%-1.27%3.86%27.38%161.76%$49.89$36.858.34%24.10%0.8330,300-64.76%
CDZI
CADIZ INC
$2.11-0.47%-3.21%7.65%-46.31%10.47%-47.51%-81.49%-84.49%-74.73%$5.23$1.4859.66%42.57%0.5563,658-35.66%
WTRG
ESSENTIAL UTILITIES INC
$48.360.25%-0.64%9.56%-2.75%3.60%2.41%9.59%28.11%138.65%$53.93$38.5010.33%25.61%0.80994,291-60.35%
AWR
AMERICAN STATES WATER CO
$98.680.70%-0.79%12.09%17.78%24.30%4.87%16.63%72.76%333.76%$103.77$71.224.91%38.56%0.69154,848-32.61%
ARTNA
ARTESIAN RESOURCES CORP
$54.24-0.59%-2.74%5.34%-1.24%11.74%29.02%46.12%29.17%162.92%$60.36$41.5210.13%30.64%0.4923,540-86.64%
ARIS
ARIS WATER SOLUTIONS INC
$16.363.41%3.48%-2.44%2.19%-21.16%18.72%N/AN/AN/A$23.58$10.0630.62%62.62%0.87315,456-14.30%
SJW
SJW GROUP
$74.32-0.50%-1.21%7.38%14.96%19.72%9.70%5.39%10.89%206.22%$76.20$55.742.47%33.35%0.80138,007-45.64%

Water Stocks FAQ

What are the best water stocks to buy right now in Dec 2022?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best water utility stocks to buy right now are:

1. Consolidated Water Co (NASDAQ:CWCO)


Consolidated Water Co (NASDAQ:CWCO) is the top water stock with a Zen Score of 55, which is 20 points higher than the water industry average of 35. It passed 20 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Consolidated Water Co has seen its stock return 40.97% over the past year, overperforming other water stocks by 41 percentage points.

Consolidated Water Co has an average 1 year price target of $20.00, an upside of 34.86% from Consolidated Water Co's current stock price of $14.83.

Consolidated Water Co stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 1 analyst covering Consolidated Water Co, 100% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Pure Cycle (NASDAQ:PCYO)


Pure Cycle (NASDAQ:PCYO) is the second best water stock with a Zen Score of 47, which is 12 points higher than the water industry average of 35. It passed 15 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Pure Cycle has seen its stock lose -26.28% over the past year, underperforming other water stocks by -27 percentage points.

3. American Water Works Company (NYSE:AWK)


American Water Works Company (NYSE:AWK) is the third best water stock with a Zen Score of 40, which is 5 points higher than the water industry average of 35. It passed 14 out of 38 due diligence checks and has average fundamentals. American Water Works Company has seen its stock lose -8.22% over the past year, underperforming other water stocks by -9 percentage points.

American Water Works Company has an average 1 year price target of $156.60, an upside of 1.68% from American Water Works Company's current stock price of $154.01.

American Water Works Company stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 6 analysts covering American Water Works Company, 33.33% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 66.67% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the water stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 12 water stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 water stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG)


Essential Utilities (NYSE:WTRG) has an annual dividend yield of 2.89%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the water industry average of 1.96%. Essential Utilities's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Essential Utilities's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Essential Utilities's dividend payout ratio of 77.9% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

2. Artesian Resources (NASDAQ:ARTNA)


Artesian Resources (NASDAQ:ARTNA) has an annual dividend yield of 2.53%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the water industry average of 1.96%. Artesian Resources's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Artesian Resources's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Artesian Resources's dividend payout ratio of 54.6% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Global Water Resources (NASDAQ:GWRS)


Global Water Resources (NASDAQ:GWRS) has an annual dividend yield of 2.36%, which is the same as the water industry average of 1.96%. Global Water Resources's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Global Water Resources's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Global Water Resources's dividend payout ratio of 134.1% indicates that its dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

Why are water stocks up?

Water stocks were up 0.09% in the last day, and down -0.74% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why water stocks are up.

What are the most undervalued water stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued water stocks right now are:

1. Pure Cycle (NASDAQ:PCYO)


Pure Cycle (NASDAQ:PCYO) is the most undervalued water stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Pure Cycle has a valuation score of 57, which is 38 points higher than the water industry average of 19. It passed 4 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Pure Cycle's stock has dropped -26.28% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the water industry by -27 percentage points.

2. Sabesp (NYSE:SBS)


Sabesp (NYSE:SBS) is the second most undervalued water stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Sabesp has a valuation score of 43, which is 24 points higher than the water industry average of 19. It passed 3 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Sabesp's stock has gained 92.51% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the water industry by 92 percentage points.

3. Consolidated Water Co (NASDAQ:CWCO)


Consolidated Water Co (NASDAQ:CWCO) is the third most undervalued water stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Consolidated Water Co has a valuation score of 43, which is 24 points higher than the water industry average of 19. It passed 3 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Consolidated Water Co's stock has gained 40.97% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the water industry by 41 percentage points.

Are water stocks a good buy now?

61.54% of water stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect water stocks to rise by 6.58% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the utilities - regulated water industry?

The average P/E ratio of the utilities - regulated water industry is 25.58x.
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