The Best Water Stock to Buy Right Now

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Water is a life-sustaining resource, so it's an investment opportunity that never goes out of style. That's why we're going to give you our pick for the best water stock to buy right now.

When Money Morning Executive Editor Bill Patalon first recommended this water stock back in 2013, it was trading for $34.53 per share.

Fast-forward to today (May 1), and it's trading for $69.48 per share. That's a 101.21% increase in five years. In comparison, the Dow Jones Industrial Average is up just 62.36% during the same time.

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Now, you may be saying, "That's great, but I missed those market-beating gains."

But if you didn't buy this top water stock when we first recommended it in 2013, that's okay.

This water stock's growth is just getting started, and by getting in right now, you can potentially reap even more market-beating gains.

You see, just 2.5% of the water on earth is freshwater, which is needed for drinking, cooking, bathing, and agriculture.

And just 1% of freshwater is readily accessible.


Cape Town Water Crisis

Unless action is taken, the UN estimates the world will have 40% less water than needed by 2030.

But the good news is, companies are taking action...

The water company we're about to show you is positioned to solve these problems through transport, treatment, analytics, and applied water systems.

And with a global reach, this is the best water company to invest in to profit from one of life's greatest necessities...

The Best Water Stock to Buy in 2018

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Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL) is a global water player that has its hand in multiple sectors in the H2O market.

"What I like about Xylem is that its five so-called 'growth centers' - transport, treatment, dewatering, analytics, and applied water systems - cover every stage of the water cycle," Bill told our readers.

Xylem's products and services include water and wastewater pumps, testing of water and wastewater for public utilities, and smart metering.

The company also offers advanced software services that include cloud-based analytics, remote monitoring, and data management.

And while it's a New York-based firm, it sells products in Europe and Asia.

On Jan. 30, Xylem opened a new pump rental and service hub in the Philippines, according to

The Philippines are prone to heavy storms and tropical cyclones, and Xylem's hub will create much-needed access to flood control equipment. It will also sell pumps and dewatering services in mining operations and power generation infrastructure.

And with a global reach, other analysts are joining Patalon's bullish outlook for XYL...

Over the next 12 months, investment bank Boenning & Scattergood expects the XYL stock price to climb to $90 per share.

From today's price of $69.48, that's a potential gain of 29.53%.

That also doesn't include the firm's dividend payout of $0.84, which is a yield of 1.09%.

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