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Best Performing Water Stocks of 2020

Updated Feb 14, 2020
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 2020 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 Feb 14, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Water stocks are listed below.
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Top Water Stocks With Highest Returns

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) Primo Water Corporation (PRMW) 2) Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (WMS) 3) Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. (AQUA) 4) Newater Technology, Inc. (NEWA) 5) Forterra, Inc. (FRTA)
 6) Lindsay Corporation (LNN) 7) Tetra Tech, Inc. (TTEK) 8) American Water Works Company Inc (AWK) 9) Xylem Inc. (XYL) 10) Roper Technologies (ROP)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 42 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:

Primo Water

Primo Water Corporation (Primo), incorporated on October 20, 2004, is a provider of multi-gallon purified bottled water, self-service refill water and water dispensers. The Companys products are sold through various ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The North Carolina, NC-based Primo Water Corporation (PRMW) belongs to the Consumer Non-Durables sector and is categorized as a Food Distributors company. The stock of Primo Water ended the previous year at a price of $11.23 per share. As of Feb 14, 2020, the stock price has reached $15.31 apiece, which indicates a change of 36.33 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Water for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $440.42 million. It has now changed to $603.15 million as of writing. Primo Water 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.

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.
Based on the market-cap change from $2.65 billion to $3.35 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $38.84 per share to a price of $48.71 per share as of Feb 14, 2020, Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (WMS) was successful in generating YTD returns of 25.41 percentage. Standing at the number two rank in the top performing list of Water stocks, the Ohio, OH-based Advanced Drainage is categorized as the Containers and Packaging sub-sector business which falls under the larger Capital Goods 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.

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.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. (AQUA) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, the Industrials sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Industrials. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Evoqua Water Technologies has so far gained 24.7 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $18.95 per share and year-to-date price of $23.63 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $2.17 billion to $2.74 billion. The stock of Evoqua Water Technologies 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.

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.
The Yantai, -headquartered company Newater Technology, Inc. (NEWA) is ranked number four among the best performing stocks of Water of 2020. The Industrials sector business falls under the Industrials industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Newater Technology has changed by 19.03 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $3.1 per share and year-to-date closing price of $3.69 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $33.51 million to $40.54 million during the same period. Along with Water, the company is also in the business of Industrials, Waste Management, China, among other usual products and services.

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.
During the given months of the year 2020, Forterra, Inc. (FRTA) was successful in generating YTD returns of 17.13 percentage which helped it gain the number five spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Texas, TX-based Forterra closed at a price of $11.56 per share, while it traded at a price of $13.54 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $748.22 million to $836.68 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Capital Goods industry sector and further specialized as a Building Materials sector business.

Lindsay

Lindsay Corporation, incorporated on January 7, 1974, along with its subsidiaries, provides a range of water management and road infrastructure products and services. The Company operates through two segments: Irrigation ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Nebraska, NE-based Capital Goods sector company Lindsay Corporation (LNN) holds the six spot among the best performing stocks of the Water sector. Classified as the Industrial Machinery and Components business, the stock price of Lindsay ended the previous year at a price of $95.99 per share while it reached the level of $109.72 apiece as of Feb 14, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 14.3%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $1.18 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Lindsay in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock 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.
Tetra Tech, Inc. (TTEK) has moved by 13.74 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Consumer Services sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $86.16 apiece to the price of $98 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Feb 14, 2020. The smart run of the California, CA-based Military Government and Technical sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $4.69 billion to $5.53 billion over the same duration. Tetra Tech 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.

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.
At number eight in the list of top stocks stands American Water Works Company Inc (AWK), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $122.85 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $139.32 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. It translates to a change of 13.41 percentage. The Voorhees, New Jersey-headquartered Public Utilities sector company also saw its market value change from $22.21 billion to $25.42 billion. The Water Supply 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.

Xylem

Xylem Inc. engages in the design, manufacture, and servicing of engineered products and solutions for the water and wastewater applications. It operates in three segments: Water Infrastructure, Applie ... 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 Xylem Inc. (XYL). The company's stock price changed from $78.79 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $88.14 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 11.87 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the White Plains, New York-based Capital Goods sector company was from $14.19 billion to $15.88 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.

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.
Roper (ROP) generated percentage returns of 10.87 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $354.23 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $392.73 per share as of Feb 14, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $36.86 billion to $40.87 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Capital Goods speciality business with further classification in the Industrial Machinery and Components sub-category. Based in Sarasota, Florida, 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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