News articles about California Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. California Water Service Group Holding earned a news sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 47.6341978697878 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of California Water Service Group Holding (CWT) remained flat at $$42.90 during trading on Friday. 91,688 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 144,265. California Water Service Group Holding has a 52-week low of $30.05 and a 52-week high of $43.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.76, a current ratio of 0.47 and a quick ratio of 0.46. The stock has a market cap of $2,060.00, a PE ratio of 30.60, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 5.90 and a beta of 0.72.

California Water Service Group Holding (NYSE:CWT) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The utilities provider reported $0.70 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.02. California Water Service Group Holding had a return on equity of 10.31% and a net margin of 10.46%. The company had revenue of $211.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $203.00 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.48 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that California Water Service Group Holding will post 1.34 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, November 17th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 6th will be issued a $0.18 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 3rd. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.68%. California Water Service Group Holding’s dividend payout ratio is presently 50.35%.

CWT has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. US Capital Advisors reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of California Water Service Group Holding in a research note on Monday, July 17th. BidaskClub lowered California Water Service Group Holding from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded California Water Service Group Holding from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $43.00 price target for the company in a research note on Friday, July 28th. Robert W. Baird reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $35.00 price target on shares of California Water Service Group Holding in a research note on Sunday, September 3rd. Finally, Barclays PLC increased their price target on California Water Service Group Holding from $30.00 to $32.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a research note on Friday, September 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. California Water Service Group Holding presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $36.75.

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In other news, VP Lynne P. Mcghee sold 1,079 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.94, for a total value of $39,858.26. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 18,581 shares in the company, valued at $686,382.14. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Lynne P. Mcghee sold 1,605 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.61, for a total value of $60,364.05. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 19,660 shares in the company, valued at approximately $739,412.60. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 1.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

About California Water Service Group Holding

California Water Service Group is a holding company. The Company operates through the supply and distribution of water and providing water-related utility services segment. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides non-regulated services and non-regulated services to private companies and municipalities.

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