News articles about SJW Group (NYSE:SJW) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. SJW Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.2183786500072 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

SJW stock traded down $0.66 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $58.17. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 95,522 shares, compared to its average volume of 126,950. The company has a current ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 0.59 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.93. SJW Group has a twelve month low of $51.26 and a twelve month high of $69.29. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.21 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.74 and a beta of 0.03.

SJW Group (NYSE:SJW) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 25th. The utilities provider reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.72 by ($0.10). SJW Group had a net margin of 13.00% and a return on equity of 10.42%. The firm had revenue of $99.09 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $104.00 million. equities research analysts forecast that SJW Group will post 2.38 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 4th. Stockholders of record on Monday, August 6th were given a $0.28 dividend. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.93%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 3rd. SJW Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 49.56%.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of SJW Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday. ValuEngine lowered shares of SJW Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 28th.

SJW Group Company Profile

SJW Group, through its subsidiaries, provides water utility services in the United States. It engages in the production, purchase, storage, purification, distribution, wholesale, and retail sale of water. The company also provides non-tariffed services, including water system operations, maintenance agreements, and antenna site leases.

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