News stories about SJW Corporation (NYSE:SJW) have trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press 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 Corporation earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the utilities provider an impact score of 45.8558879488772 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.
A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the company. BidaskClub downgraded SJW Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Janney Montgomery Scott upgraded SJW Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded SJW Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $61.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd.
SJW Corporation (SJW) traded up 0.74% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $61.04. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 46,979 shares. SJW Corporation has a one year low of $42.20 and a one year high of $61.40. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $56.54 and a 200 day moving average price of $51.86. The firm has a market cap of $1.25 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.75 and a beta of 0.15.
In other SJW Corporation news, insider Palle Jensen sold 3,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $55.14, for a total transaction of $165,420.00. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. 21.10% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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About SJW Corporation
SJW Group, formerly SJW Corp., is a holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries include San Jose Water Company, SJWTX, Inc, SJW Land Company and Texas Water Alliance Limited (TWA). SJWTX, Inc is doing business as Canyon Lake Water Service Company (CLWSC). It operates through the segments, which include Water Utility Services, Real Estate Services and All Other.
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