Connecticut Water Service (CTWS) Given News Impact Score of 0.02

Headlines about Connecticut Water Service (NASDAQ:CTWS) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Connecticut Water Service earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.5216857076358 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Connecticut Water Service (CTWS) opened at $57.81 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 1.14, a current ratio of 1.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.87. The stock has a market capitalization of $706.36, a P/E ratio of 28.06, a P/E/G ratio of 4.59 and a beta of 0.09. Connecticut Water Service has a fifty-two week low of $50.75 and a fifty-two week high of $65.04.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 1st were issued a $0.298 dividend. This represents a $1.19 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.06%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, November 30th. Connecticut Water Service’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 57.77%.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on CTWS. BidaskClub downgraded Connecticut Water Service from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Connecticut Water Service from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 12th. Finally, Barclays upped their price target on Connecticut Water Service from $53.00 to $57.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, September 22nd.

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Connecticut Water Service Company Profile

Connecticut Water Service, Inc is a non-operating holding company. The Company’s income is derived from the earnings of its subsidiary companies, including The Connecticut Water Company (Connecticut Water), The Maine Water Company (Maine Water), New England Water Utility Services, Inc (NEWUS),The Avon Water Company (AWC) and Chester Realty Company (Chester Realty).

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