Media headlines about York Water (NASDAQ:YORW) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. York Water earned a news impact score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.5333564899087 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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YORW has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of York Water from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. BidaskClub cut shares of York Water from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 13th. Finally, Hilliard Lyons upgraded shares of York Water from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 8th.

Shares of York Water (NASDAQ YORW) opened at $30.50 on Wednesday. York Water has a 52 week low of $27.45 and a 52 week high of $39.86. The company has a quick ratio of 0.84, a current ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.75. The stock has a market cap of $398.03, a P/E ratio of 30.20 and a beta of 0.53.

York Water (NASDAQ:YORW) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, March 6th. The utilities provider reported $0.27 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.25 by $0.02. York Water had a net margin of 26.70% and a return on equity of 11.13%. The business had revenue of $12.35 million for the quarter. equities analysts anticipate that York Water will post 1 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 16th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be paid a $0.167 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 27th. This is a boost from York Water’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.17. This represents a $0.67 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.19%. York Water’s dividend payout ratio is currently 66.34%.

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About York Water

The York Water Company is an investor-owned water utility in the United States. The primary business of the Company is to impound, purify to meet or exceed safe drinking water standards and distribute water. As of December 31, 2016, it also owned and operated three wastewater collection systems and two wastewater treatment systems.

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