Skylands Capital LLC acquired a new position in shares of Evoqua Water Technologies Corp (NYSE:AQUA) in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund acquired 40,950 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $971,000.

Evoqua Water Technologies Corp (NYSE AQUA) opened at $24.22 on Thursday. Evoqua Water Technologies Corp has a twelve month low of $19.10 and a twelve month high of $24.85.

In other Evoqua Water Technologies news, major shareholder British Columbia Investment Ma sold 2,815,565 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.92, for a total transaction of $47,639,359.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Ronald C. Keating acquired 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The shares were bought at an average price of $18.00 per share, for a total transaction of $54,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders purchased 6,000 shares of company stock worth $108,000.

Several brokerages have recently commented on AQUA. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $26.00 price objective (up previously from $23.00) on shares of Evoqua Water Technologies in a research report on Tuesday. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $27.00 price objective on shares of Evoqua Water Technologies in a research report on Thursday, January 4th. Raymond James Financial initiated coverage on shares of Evoqua Water Technologies in a research report on Monday, November 27th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $25.00 price objective for the company. Robert W. Baird initiated coverage on Evoqua Water Technologies in a report on Monday, November 27th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $23.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group initiated coverage on Evoqua Water Technologies in a report on Monday, November 27th. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $22.00 target price on the stock. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $24.50.

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Evoqua Water Technologies Profile

Evoqua Water Technologies Corp. is focused on providing water treatment solutions. The Company is offering services, systems and technologies to support customers’ full water lifecycle needs. The Company offers a comprehensive portfolio of differentiated, proprietary technology solutions. The Company operates through three segments Industrial, Municipal and Products.

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