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Best Performing Water Stocks of 2019

Updated Apr 18, 2019
Water, the transparent, taste-less, odor-less, and almost color-less substance available in Earth's atmosphere and various river-streams, lakes, and oceans, and the fluids of most living organisms, is the most vital requirement for sustaining all forms of life. Companies which operate in the water-related businesses are involved in the activities of water-purification, water-processing, water-treatment and water-cleansing, or they design, manufacture or market equipment for water pumping, water flow, valves, plumbing, submersible water systems, ground water processing, and water quality, reuse & drainage products.
Though some opine that making a business out of basic necessities of life may raise ethical concerns, there are hundreds of companies across the globe which are involved in water-related activities.
Among the various water sector companies whose stocks are listed on stock excchanges, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Water stocks?
This article provides a list of Water stocks which have generated top returns in the year 2019 so far till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Water stocks between the end of the previous year and Apr 18, 2019, and the top 10 return generating Water stocks are listed below.
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Top Water Stocks With Highest Returns

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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Water sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Select Energy Services, Inc. (WTTR) 2) Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. (AQUA) 3) Energy Recovery, Inc. (ERII) 4) Mueller Industries, Inc. (MLI) 5) Newater Technology, Inc. (NEWA)
 6) Forterra, Inc. (FRTA) 7) Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (WTS) 8) Smith (A.O.) Corporation (AOS) 9) Roper Technologies (ROP) 10) Flowserve Corporation (FLS)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 43 Water stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Water ETFs.
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Performance of Top Water Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Select Energy Services

Select Energy Services, Inc., an oilfield services company, provides water management and chemical solutions to the unconventional oil and gas industry in the United States and Western Canada. The company operates through three segments: Water Solutions, Oilfield Chemicals, and Wellsite Services. The Water Solutions segment provides water-related services, including the ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The USA-based Select Energy Services, Inc. (WTTR) belongs to the Industrials sector and is categorized as a company. The stock of Select Energy Services ended the previous year at a price of $6.42 per share. As of Apr 18, 2019, the stock price has reached $11.94 apiece, which indicates a change of 85.98 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Water for the year 2019 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $674.24 million. It has now changed to $1.27 billion as of writing. Select Energy Services continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Evoqua Water Technologies

Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. provides a range of water and wastewater treatment systems and technologies, and mobile and emergency water supply solutions and services. It operates in three segments: Industri ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $1.1 billion to $1.56 billion during the given months of the year 2019 and the share price change from $9.63 per share to a price of $13.63 per share as of Apr 18, 2019, Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. (AQUA) was successful in generating YTD returns of 41.54 percentage. Standing at the number two rank in the top performing list of Water stocks, the Pittsburgh, PA-based Evoqua Water Technologies is categorized as the sub-sector business which falls under the larger Industrials sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Energy Recovery

Energy Recovery, Inc. provides energy solutions to industrial fluid flow markets under the ERI, PX, Pressure Exchanger, PX Pressure Exchanger, AT, AquaBold, VorTeq, MTeq, IsoBoost, and IsoGen names wo ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Energy Recovery, Inc. (ERII) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in California, CA, the Technology sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Industrial Machinery and Components. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Energy Recovery has so far gained 41.16 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $6.73 per share and year-to-date price of $9.5 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $362.49 million to $514.02 million. The stock of Energy Recovery continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Mueller Industries

Mueller Industries, Inc., incorporated on October 03, 1990, is a manufacturer of copper, brass, aluminum and plastic products. The Company operates through three segments: Piping Systems, Industrial Metals and Climate. ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Tennessee, TN-headquartered company Mueller Industries, Inc. (MLI) is ranked number four among the best performing stocks of Water of 2019. The Capital Goods sector business falls under the Metal Fabrications industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2019, the stock price of Mueller Industries has changed by 36.9 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $23.36 per share and year-to-date closing price of $31.98 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $1.35 billion to $1.81 billion during the same period. Along with Water, the company is also in the business of Steel, Capital Goods, Metal Fabrications, Industrials, Metal Fabrication, among other usual products and services. Mueller Industries continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Newater Technology

Newater Technology, Inc. operates as a wastewater purification treatment company in the People's Republic of China. The company focuses on the development, manufacture, and sale of disk tube reverse osmosis and ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, Newater Technology, Inc. (NEWA) was successful in generating YTD returns of 35.89 percentage which helped it gain the number five spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2019 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Yantai, -based Newater Technology closed at a price of $5.6 per share, while it traded at a price of $7.61 per share as of Apr 18, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $60.53 million to $82.26 million during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Industrials industry sector and further specialized as a sector business.

Forterra

Forterra, Inc. is a manufacturer of pipe and precast products. The Company offers products for a range of water-related infrastructure applications, including water transmission, distribution and drainage.The Company operates approximately ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Texas, TX-based Capital Goods sector company Forterra, Inc. (FRTA) holds the six spot among the best performing stocks of the Water sector. Classified as the Building Materials business, the stock price of Forterra ended the previous year at a price of $3.76 per share while it reached the level of $5.01 apiece as of Apr 18, 2019 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 33.24%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $321.67 million. Few leading stock market index includes Forterra in their constituent list. They include Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Watts Water

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells products and systems that manage and conserve the flow of fluids and energy into, through and out of buildings in the residential and co ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Watts Water Technologies, Inc. (WTS) has moved by 32.85 percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Capital Goods sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $64.53 apiece to the price of $85.73 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 18, 2019. The smart run of the Massachusetts, MA-based Metal Fabrications sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $2.2 billion to $2.92 billion over the same duration. Watts Water is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

AO Smith

A. O. Smith Corporation manufactures and markets residential and commercial gas and electric water heaters, boilers, tanks, and water treatment products in North America, China, Europe, and India. It ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number eight in the list of top stocks stands Smith (A.O.) Corporation (AOS), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $42.7 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $56.49 per share as of Apr 18, 2019. It translates to a change of 32.3 percentage. The Wisconsin, WI-headquartered Consumer Durables sector company also saw its market value change from $7.26 billion to $9.48 billion. The Consumer Electronics and Appliances specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Roper

Roper Technologies, Inc., incorporated on December 17, 1981, is a technology company. The Company operates businesses that design and develop software and engineered products and solutions for various end markets, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Water sector is taken by Roper Technologies (ROP). The company's stock price changed from $266.51 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $349.72 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 31.22 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Sarasota, Florida-based Capital Goods sector company was from $27.57 billion to $36.23 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Water sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Flowserve

Flowserve Corporation, incorporated on May 1, 1912, is a manufacturer and aftermarket service provider of flow control systems. The Companys segments include Engineered Product Division (EPD), Industrial Product Division (IPD) ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Flowserve (FLS) generated percentage returns of 30.06 percent during the 2019 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $38.02 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $49.45 per share as of Apr 18, 2019. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $4.97 billion to $6.48 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Capital Goods speciality business with further classification in the Fluid Controls sub-category. Based in Irving, Texas, the YTD performance of the Water sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.
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