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Aqua America: Fracking to Generate Tidal Wave of Profits or Drown Stock?

If you keep an eye out for big upside movers in the market, chances are Aqua America has landed on your radar.

Shares of the company have been steadily marching higher, with the stock up about 17% year to date.

Although Aqua America is a utility that provides water to homes and businesses in Pennsylvania, Texas, North Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Florida, and more -- gains are likely due to another side of their business.

Aqua America is also involved in fracking - at least in an ancillary way. The company makes money bringing water to the drilling site and charging per gallon for that water.

Sounds lucrative. Especially if you consider that Aqua America is expected to pump 3 million gallons of water a day to drilling operations in the Marcellus Shale.

However, their involvement is not without controversy. Opponents of fracking have staged protests at headquarters to express their dissatisfaction.

Will fracking generate a tidal wave of upside? Or will it ultimately drown the stock? What must you know before you put money to work?

Don’t make a move until you check out our interview with Aqua America CEO Nicholas DeBenedictis. Watch the video now!



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