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Best Performing Water Stocks of 2019

Updated Oct 8, 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 Oct 8, 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) Forterra, Inc. (FRTA) 2) Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. (AQUA) 3) Tetra Tech, Inc. (TTEK) 4) Itron, Inc. (ITRI) 5) Companhia de saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao Paulo - Sabesp (SBS)
 6) IDEXX Laboratories (IDXX) 7) Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (WMS) 8) AECOM (ACM) 9) Ecolab Inc. (ECL) 10) American Water Works Company Inc (AWK)
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.
Top 10 Water Stocks All Water Stocks All Water ETFs Top Dividend-paying Water Stocks

Performance of Top Water Stocks

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

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 Forterra, Inc. (FRTA) belongs to the Capital Goods sector and is categorized as a Building Materials company. The stock of Forterra ended the previous year at a price of $3.76 per share. As of Oct 8, 2019, the stock price has reached $6.87 apiece, which indicates a change of 82.71 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 $241.41 million. It has now changed to $429.21 million as of writing. Forterra continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like 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 $1.76 billion during the given months of the year 2019 and the share price change from $9.63 per share to a price of $15.4 per share as of Oct 8, 2019, Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. (AQUA) was successful in generating YTD returns of 59.92 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.

Tetra Tech

Tetra Tech, Inc., incorporated on February 4, 1988, is a provider of consulting, engineering, program management, construction management, and technical services. The Companys segments include Water, Environment and Infrastructure (WEI), ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Tetra Tech, Inc. (TTEK) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in California, CA, the Consumer Services sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Military Government and Technical. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Tetra Tech has so far gained 58.93 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $51.77 per share and year-to-date price of $82.28 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $2.87 billion to $4.5 billion. The stock of Tetra Tech 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.

Itron

Itron, Inc., a technology company, provides end-to-end solutions that measures, manages, and analyzes energy and water use worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Electricity, Gas, and ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Washington, WA-headquartered company Itron, Inc. (ITRI) is ranked number four among the best performing stocks of Water of 2019. The Capital Goods sector business falls under the Electrical Products industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2019, the stock price of Itron has changed by 50.6 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $47.29 per share and year-to-date closing price of $71.22 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $1.86 billion to $2.85 billion during the same period. Along with Water, the company is also in the business of Capital Goods, Electrical Products, Technology, Scientific & Technical Instruments, Renewable Energy, among other usual products and services. Itron 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.

Companhia de saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao Pa

Companhia de Saneamento Básico do Estado de São Paulo-SABESP provides basic and environmental sanitation services, and supplies treated water and sewage services on a wholesale basis to residential, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, Companhia de saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao Paulo - Sabesp (SBS) was successful in generating YTD returns of 47.71 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 Brazil-based Companhia de saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao Pa closed at a price of $8.07 per share, while it traded at a price of $11.92 per share as of Oct 8, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $5.57 billion to $8.11 billion during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Public Utilities industry sector and further specialized as a Water Supply sector business.

IDEXX Laboratories

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc., incorporated on December 19, 1983, develops, manufactures and distributes products and provides services primarily for the companion animal veterinary, livestock and poultry, dairy and water testing markets. ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Westbrook, Maine-based Health Care sector company IDEXX Laboratories (IDXX) holds the six spot among the best performing stocks of the Water sector. Classified as the Biotech In Vitro In Vivo Diagnostics business, the stock price of IDEXX Laboratories ended the previous year at a price of $186.02 per share while it reached the level of $267.72 apiece as of Oct 8, 2019 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 43.92%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $23.05 billion. Few leading stock market index includes IDEXX Laboratories in their constituent list. They include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Advanced Drainage

Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc., incorporated on October 31, 1966, is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing of thermoplastic corrugated pipe and related water management products, primarily in North and South ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (WMS) has moved by 38.14 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 $24.25 apiece to the price of $33.5 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Oct 8, 2019. The smart run of the Ohio, OH-based Containers and Packaging sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $1.38 billion to $2.29 billion over the same duration. Advanced Drainage 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.

AECOM

AECOM, incorporated on January 31, 1980, is engaged in designing, building, financing and operating infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations. The Companys segments include design and consulting services (DCS), ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number eight in the list of top stocks stands AECOM (ACM), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $26.5 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $36.3 per share as of Oct 8, 2019. It translates to a change of 36.98 percentage. The California, CA-headquartered Consumer Services sector company also saw its market value change from $4.14 billion to $5.75 billion. The Military Government and Technical 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, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Ecolab

Ecolab Inc., incorporated on February 18, 1924, provides water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. The Companys cleaning and sanitizing programs and products, pest elimination services and equipment maintenance and ... 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 Ecolab Inc. (ECL). The company's stock price changed from $147.35 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $201.82 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 36.97 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the St. Paul, Minnesota-based Basic Industries sector company was from $42.57 billion to $58.01 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.

American Water Works

American Water Works Company, Inc., incorporated on August 28, 1936, is a holding company for regulated and market-based subsidiaries throughout the United States and Ontario, Canada. The Companys Regulated Businesses ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
American Water Works (AWK) generated percentage returns of 36.48 percent during the 2019 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $90.77 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $123.88 per share as of Oct 8, 2019. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $16.39 billion to $22.6 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Public Utilities speciality business with further classification in the Water Supply sub-category. Based in Voorhees, New Jersey, 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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